This is a lovely little hostel that we found very homely and clean. My husband and I stayed in one of the (two) studio units which I think are fairly new. The bed was very comfortable and the facilities were good. The only downsize with the room was that the bathroom floor was always wet after a shower as there was no "cubicle" as such - just a shower curtain. This was the case even when we had showers on low pressure.
There is a nice, quiet living room upstairs and a kitchen that is very well equipped. The kitchen was quite small, but I don't think the main lodge sleeps all that many people so it is probably big enough.
I thought the price we paid ($76 per night, as we are not BBH members) was very reasonable and would definately stay here again if we ever come back to the beautiful Catlins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Split Level Backpackers is centrally located in Owaka the main service town for The Catlins. Our accommodation offers options including double, twin and backpacker accommodation. We have En-suited - self contained units for the independent traveler and rooms with shared facilities for backpackers or anyone looking for clean, warm comfortable accommodation.Large living area/lounge, fully equipped kitchen and only two minutes walk from local restaurants, supermarket, kid’s playground and medical center. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Split Level Backpacker & Accommodation Owaka, Southland Region, New Zealand