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Funky Green Voyager
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“this was the best hostel we stayed at”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed at several backpacker's hostels and several hotels in New Zealand and this was the best by far. It was clean, the staff was friendly and very helpful with suggestions of things to do around the area. They were happy to arrange pick up to several of the attractions and point out discounts to some through booking at the hostel. There are several shopping choices a block away. In a residential neighborhood although the small coutyard makes it seem like it is quiet and remote. The owner is on site and keeps a close watch over the place, plus he is always up for good conversation and genuinely interested in pleasing his customers. Definitely a winning place to stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in a en suite which was basically as nice as any hotel room we had only a bit smaller and...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Good, well organized backpackers located very close to a grocery store. Owner friendly and helpful. We liked that they had a double room with an ensuite bathroom.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Funky Green Voyager for 3 nights but should have stayed longer. The cleanest hostel we found in our two-week tour of the North Island, our double bedroom with en-suite bathroom was like being at home. Nicely furnished, new bathroom, great shower, lots of room for our backpacks and suitcases.
The owner treated us like he'd known us forever and was friendly and helpful. Other staff were super friendly too.
Kitchen was spotless clean, communal bathroom perfect and big! Lounge was nice and cosy - and the garden was a corner of peace and tranquillity.
I'd definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank izfair
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Suzhou, China
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We stayed here for two nights in January 2012. From the moment we arrived, the staff were friendly and helpful, assisting us with bookings and suggesting things to do around Rotorua. We stayed in the en-suite double on our first night and a twin room the second night, both across the street from the main building. Clean and well-kept. The kitchen was clean and had an impressive array of herbs and spices, and the garden was a great place to have breakfast or relax after a day out. Thanks Gerard and team for a great stay!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pete7651
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Roodepoort,South Africa
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

Enjoyed my stay, room was clean and although not big, not too small either - comfortable. around I had a heater in the room which was nice. Spacious and ample kitchen facilities. Laundry facilites available. Owner was very friendly and assisted me with bookings for attractions - also well-informed and recommended good places to visit. Shopping centre the corner. There were books to read which I enjoyed. Decor old fashioned but to my liking, very witty items to read (even in the toilets). Shower/toilet facilites are shared but clean.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elizabeth361
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London
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Dismal rooms, dirty nylon bed sheets and no heating during the cold wet spell. This place needs updating. Go to the YHA instead.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank goochie60
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Unlike some other hostels, the atmosphere at Funky Green Voyager is friendly and comfortable. The staff is well-informed, offering recommendations for attractions in addition to handling bookings and providing vouchers. Within walking distance from the city centre and just one street from the grocery, the location is quite convenient. I highly recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katie H
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Property: Funky Green Voyager
Address: 4 Union Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Ranked #9 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Funky Green Voyager Rotorua
Funky Green Voyager Hotel Rotorua

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