There are soooo many nice places and nice people in NZ, avoid this backpacker where the lady at the reception has been extremely rude when we stayed there in February this year.
We were 6 of us traveling together in a van and had booked for one night for only 4 of us (the 2 others were sleeping in the van). We all came to the check in together and she first asked us who were these 2 other people with us. Fair enough (although she really asked it a rude way!). I friendly replied that they were friends but they won't be staying in the backpacker with us. We went out, took our luggages out of the van and then she asked again in a very unfriendly way what they were doing, when they were just helping us to carry our luggages in the room. So again I told her reassuringly "don't worry they are just helping us to carry our luggages but we are all gone after that". The suspicious way she was talking and looking at us really started to annoy me at that point. But it got even worst 2 minutes after! She literally shouted at us, something like "I understand perfectly what you are trying to do but I am watching you, don't fool me". She suspected us from trying to sneak our 2 friends in when we absolutely had zéro attention at all to do so, I already told her twice! Who does she think she is to suspect and talk to customers like that and whatsoever within the 10 min of our arrival? I perfectly understand that she might have had some issues with other people before but it is not at all a reason to talk that rude to new customers. If she really wanted to say something, which I would have perfectly understood, she could have explained it nicely like "sorry guys but I just need to be sure that only 4 of you will be staying here, we had trouble before...blablabla". I would definitely not recommend to stay at this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is the only backpackers located on the lakefront, a stones throw from Lake Te Anau. Located just 300 metres walk from the Glowworm Caves and the top of the Te Anau town Centre.At Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers you will find a well maintained, clean and warm backpackers accommodation lodge to base yourself whilst you explore the Fiords, Tracks, Caves, Lakes and Scenery of Fiordland National Park.We provide ensuites, double, single, twin, quad and share rooms all with fresh linen and duvets on the beds. Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is only a few minutes walk to the Te Anau village centre where you will find a good selection of supermarkets, cafes, bars, Restaurants and shops. ... more less
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