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“better than Queenstown for us”
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Poplar Lodge
Reviewed 29 November 2011

We loved the beautiful green outlook and access to walking tracks. The kitchen was a bit disorganised but the general living area was comfortable. The room was clean and comfortable. Pity about the group of motorbikers who didn't really have a backpacker mentality - in late and noisy! Also, once the hundreds of tourists left the village, it was charming to roam and visit the charming boutique movie theatre.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Staying here is more like staying at a friends house than being in a hostel. A friendly manager and excellent rooms and sitting room make this the best hostel I stayed in during my time in New Zealand. Ideal for those enjoying the outdoors in the area. Would not be suitable for those seeking the more lively nightlife of nearby Queenstown.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Decided to stay out in Arrowtown rather than Queenstown to avoid the crowds and be near the great hiking trails. Had a wonderful time around Arrowtown and we were very lucky in the lodge - staying out in one of the self catering apartments which was excellent value and very well equipped as well as being spotless.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

Great location! Amazing treks just a few minutes away. Friendly staff! Clean & affordable!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

Couldn't believe this place when we checked in. We stayed in one of the en-suite rooms in the cottage, so not really "backpackers" accommodation or anything like it. The room was spotless, the bathroom recently remodelled and the room had its own mini-kitchen including microwave & fridge. All for $99 just 1 block away from the centre of Arrowtown.
I'm sure the website doesn't do justice to what they are offering here.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

Backpacking around the south island, i would put this one up there as one of the top 3 that I stayed in(so far!). This is one of the smaller type hostels which for me, as a mature solo traveller, i much preferred to the bigger hostels. The smaller ones always achieved the ability to make you feel like you were staying at someone's house. Very clean, large lounge room, lovely views of the little park next door, the highlight of this particular hostel (aside from every other thing that made it fantastic) was the location to town, a 5 minute stroll and you are in the thick of it. This is the sort of hostel i would recommend to people who have never stayed in a hostel before - i believe they are calling them these days 'flashpackers'. I stayed in a 4 room dorm.
11 out of 10 for this one.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

We stayed in Arrowtown for two nights. We had the self contained flat with bedroom, lounge/kitchen and bathroom. Very pleased with the accommodation. All you needed for self catering and a lovely quiet spot on the edge of historic Arrowtown. Would thoroughly recommend this location.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Poplar Lodge

Address: 4 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Arrowtown
Price Range: £21 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poplar Lodge is now a holiday home, offering clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in historic Arrowtown. With 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms there is space for everyone! Central heating,electric blankets, large garden, BBQ. A minute walk from the town, the river and tracks to the hills. Poplar Lodge is the ideal base for summer or winter activities. ... more   less 

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