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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We had a chalet style room with bathroom which was basic but adequate. Wi-fi was extra but at least it was good and unlimited. Kitchen area was reasonably well equipped but the tea towels were disgusting, even when they had clearly been freshly put out. Hot high action towel wash desperately needed!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Samacaiz
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Treen M, Owner at The Backyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi there,

Thanks so much for leaving your feedback. We appreciate it. We will take this information as it will help us grow.


Kind regards,
The Backyard Inn Team.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

If your paying less than $50 a night for a budget room you really can't complain at this place.

Big shared kitchen with plenty of fridges etc
Lots of bathrooms - which do need a little TLC but more than manageable
Lots of parking and its free
Outdoor pool
Food and bar on site

Would definitely recommend for backpackers and budget stays

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank laurenbeeforth
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Treen M, Owner at The Backyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi there,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you enjoyed your overall stay.

We are very happy you recommend us and we wish you safe travels.


Kind regards,
The Backyard Inn Team.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Stayed for a night in a twin room. Very small and bad smelling, stuff broken. It is also very noisy when people walk/talk outside which happened a lot after 11 pm on a Friday. All the facilities seem to be very old. The pool is also not good looking from outside.

The shower, at least, is great!

Didn’t try the WiFi (it’s necessary a voucher) but got a strong signal in the room which is also good compared to the other places that I tried.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank saulov8
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in a twin room in the lodge for a cheap price. The best part about this place was the wonderful service from the receptionist Tegan. She was very kind, efficient, helpful and friendly. She swapped our room with no hassle at all and gave recommendations on where I could get my hair done.

Small room with table, chair and two beds. The beds were not amazing, however better than other backpackers we’d stayed in. While the facilities are old and a bit worse for wear, we were out most of the day and so it was adequate for what we needed. Overall a pleasant stay made a lot better by Tegan the receptionist.

Stayed: February 2018
Thank HannahB3147
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Treen M, Owner at The Backyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Hi Hannah,

Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. I am very glad you enjoyed the service our Receptionists provide. It was our pleasure having you stay with us and we wish you safe travels for the rest of your journey.

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review as it helps us grow and expand our service and complex.

Kind regards and thanks again!
The Backyard Inn Reception.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I spent two nights at the lodge 31 Dec-1Jan. My single room was very small and bad smelling. Some stuff in the room was broken (e.g. window locker). The lodge itself looked old and dirty. This accommodation was the worst during my travel to NZ. However for backpackers it can be not so bad.

Room Tip: Don't choose lodge.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Treen M, Owner at The Backyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. The lodge is starting to be renovated this year. In fact I have just had the quote for it to be repainted this morning. thanks for your feedback.

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