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The Backyard Inn

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  • Terrible19%
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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....More

1  Thank Almas1997
Response from Treen M, Owner at The Backyard InnResponded 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were ok , simple chalets , facilities were plenty although I didn't use them. The inn was full of backpackers looking for a cheap place to stay , which made the whole place busy and buzzing with young folk.

Thank vincevo
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I had tea at the cafe that is part of the hostel, as well as an onsite bar. The parking is very convenient and the park is very close. Beds are single, rather than bunk beds, which makes for a pleasant change. The bar closed...More

Thank Rosie S
Response from Treen M, Manager at The Backyard InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rosie - thank you for your review I appreciate it.

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We loved this resort. We stayed here for three nights, in a tent on their camping site! Check in was easy, they helped us store our luggage while it rained and they were all round very helpful! The facilities here were incredible; clean shower block,...More

Thank George F
Response from Treen M, Manager at The Backyard InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi George - great you enjoyed the Backyard Inn so much, we are going to upgrade our tent spots over the winter so we have better drainage and a more comfortable sleep for campers like yourselves.

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Celia L
4 October 2016|
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Response from Treen M | Property representative |
Hi Celia - yes we have changed our whole cleaning system, we have our rooms ready for our guests to check in at 2pm and we have made lots of changes and improvements to the complex. thank you for your question.
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"Don't choose lodge."
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"Has everything you need without the major price."
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"Chalets are the most private with ensuite bathrooms"
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"I haven't seen the lodges, those might be nicer"
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