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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent three nights at bunkers and couldn't have asked for anything more. Great location, a warm and welcoming host, local suggestions that didn't disappoint (Ulva island and fish and chips are a must!) and an incredible atmosphere to meet other likeminded travelers to share your time and experiences on the island with. This place is not to be missed!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough. Cozy, clean, comfortable backpackers that felt more like a home than a hostel. Great common area with a cozy log fire, lots of sunshine and a great social vibe. Natalie does an awesome job of making everyone feel welcome and keeping the place tidy. Thoroughly enjoyed our two nights here.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to stay. We didn't want to leave. Perfect location just up the road from waterfront, pub and supermarket. Natalie the manager is awesome and has plenty of knowledge of sights and things to do. We are past the dorm stage so double room was perfect😁. Plenty of great walks, make sure you get the water taxi...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exactly what a backpackers should be...clean rooms, crackling fire in the lounge, cool manager, industrial-sized can of spaghetti-o pasta in the kitchen free for the asking. Awesome stay on a beautiful island.

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located in the middle of the town and it has a relaxing atmosphere. Easy to meet everyone or either write, read and sit and chill out on the sofa.It was awesome and I met amazing people too! Cozy, comfortable and quiet! I made myself a home and I really enjoyed the fire place too! Thanks Natalie!

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our 3 night stay on Stewart Island and are glad we chose Bunkers Backpackers. Nathalie is so welcoming, provides useful information on walks etc and succeeds in providing a relaxing environment but also one that people respect. As the hostel is relatively small most guests talked to each other and shared information which added to the overall experience.

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Thank Warks
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

we stayed here before and after we went on the 3day trek. (3nights all together) Nathalie is doing a fantastic job with the place. she is super nice and gives you plenty of tips&advice what to do around the island. she gets people together for the pub quiz and makes you feel like a friend. the place itself just feels...

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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We came off 10 muddy days on the North West Circuit to "welcome home" from Natalie, the bubbly, friendly manager. The fire was blazing, the rooms were clean and the shower was hot. This place has everything you want in a backpackers including charisma and charm. I totally recommend it.

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Thank Anna J
Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This Hostel is awesome!!!! I stayed here for two nights before and after the rakiura track and it was great. It's a small hostel right in the heart of Oban and it felt like home. Cool people, great community, good location and a lot to do. I can realy recommend it!!

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Herten, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Nice small hostel at a good location in Oban (Stewart island). (Bunk)beds are good, 2 toilets and 2 showers. You can do your laundry. It has a nice small garden. Good vibe. Maybe they should get some new frying-pans, because they were all old and dirty.

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Address: 13 Argyle St, Stewart Island 9240, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
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Bunkers Backpackers Stewart Island, South Island, New Zealand
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“Stayed in a dorm which was spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Midnighttiwlight, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
“shared dorms downstairs...private double or twin rooms are upstairs. we stayed in a dorm room next to the tv room and it was really nice :) single beds available as well!”
 of 5 bubbles 60ninac, 18 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If you are travelling as a couple, their double rooms are comfy and afforable!”
 of 5 bubbles maryrosejack, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
“East Ruggedy is a 4 person room downstairs. There are twin/double rooms upstairs (steep but carpeted)”
 of 5 bubbles AngelaJ76, 12 Feb 2012 | Read review
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