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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really really good. Very freindly and welcoming. Relaxed and great facilities to suit all. 5min walk from town and just met to the great Queens Park. Reccomended for any traveller to the area. Beds are comfortable with 5 people per room in bunks so not too crowded.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed 3 nights in this hostel. Our female dorm was clean and big, and having an ensuite bathroom was so nice. The well equipped kitchen and the living room are really pretty (lovely ceilings!) and totally cosy. The WiFi works well - but only if you're in the lounge. No signal in the rooms - this is probably why...

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Thank Jaqueline H
Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here alot in this nice little hostel. It is very clean and quiet. The staff was very friendly. The rooms are very unique for a hostel. The wifi works okay at best. This is definetly the best place to stay when coming to Invercargill.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our 1 night stay at Southern Comfort. The double room was comfortable and clean. The bathrooms were also very clean though there is sometimes a wait to use them. The kitchen is good size and well equipped. We also were thankful for the BBQ grill and put that to good use. The wifi is pretty fast but can...

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Thank Jason M
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great stay at southern comfort. It is a beautiful old house with all original features, the highest ceilings! I had a double room no ensuite but with all of the 3 private rooms the bathroom is just outside your door so doesn't matter at all. I would encourage anyone to stay here compared to any soulless hotel/motel...

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Thank Emma K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2016

My friends and I enjoyed staying here. The hosts were very helpful and kind. The kitchen is amazing- huge and has lots of nice crockery etc to use. Lovely outdoor area to eat or read. Great location- easy walk to iSite and the town. The room was very clean and comfortable. Bathrooms in the hallway were also available to use...

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Thank Lucy C
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights on my way from Queenstown to Stewart island. Highly recommend! Lovely cosy little backpackers which attracts nice backpackers. Dorm rooms are very clean and quiet. Really nice homely facilities. Thanks Will and Sanda for the great stay.

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Thank kiwiinamerica
Barbados
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed twice at this homely Backpackers Hostel sited in a large Victorian style house in a quiet peaceful location on a side street. It is not as central as some other places but still within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars and shops. Well run, clean and with good wifi it is a good place to stop off en...

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Thank Gay T
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful big old house. Nice garden. Loved the ensuite bathroom in the women's dorm. Loved the breakfast bar in the kitchen. The host was great and was proud of his his house. Walking distance to McDonald's. A tv room would be my only suggestion.

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Thank Jo S
Mississauga
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I stayed here the night before and after hiking the Rakiura Track on Stewart Island. I was in a 5 bed dorm with 4 other girls. The room and house were clean and well maintained. The bed was comfy and the kitchen had everything I needed (however supplies in general were a little sparse ie. cups and bowls). The second...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A restored and cosy Victorian Villa with large verandah overlooking well tended gardens. Close to town centre, Queens Park Southland Museum and I-Site. Offering excellent location with secure homely comfort and friendly assistance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Comfort Backpackers

Address: 30 Thomson Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Southern Comfort Backpackers Hotel Invercargill
Southern Comfort Backpackers Invercargill, New Zealand - South Island
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“The manager initially put me into a dorm with 2 swiss men who had been tramping for 6 weeks. I don't think either had washed their feet in the whole of that time.! Seriously bad reeking smells. Fungal infections that would sicken a dung beetle that had just feasted on politician droppings. Of his own accord, the manager offered me a different room, after taking me to the smelly one, and then realising just how bad it was. This was before I had a chance to ask for a chenge. In otherwords, very helpfull accomodating staff. I am sure he would have made a change on request, just to see a customer right.”
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