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“phantastic place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Get Real Backpackers

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Get Real Backpackers
Bielefeld, Germany
1 review
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“phantastic place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

This place has it all. A beautiful, quiet farm with lots of friendly animals, with a stunning view overlooking the bay up to the sea and perfectly clean, large rooms & facilities. But what makes this place special is its hosts. You do believe that they really want you to have the perfect stay and experience...they will be there for you! We have been taken on a tour and to places we would never have found by reading tour guide books and received lots of advice that really have been worth following. It's been astonishing. These guys know their place and share their knowledge. Our stay here has turned into one of those we keep talking about the most of this trip around the South Island. And we've been around quite a bit. An absolute recommendation for those who like pancakes, fun, fires, fishing, food, friendliness, hospitality, people, to sleep in, individuality, travels, animals, sports, stars, bikes, mountains and rivers, beaches and the ocean, love and their life, ...

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

What a treasure this place is! Farm stay, B&B, Backpackers and home base after a Get Real Adventure filled day.

The vibe at Get Real is relaxed and comfortable. All the facilities are superb, clean and well maintained. And the 360 degree views surrounding this lovely, rustic homestead are stunning.

Brent whips up an awesome breakfast complete with great coffee. It's the perfect start to a new day before heading out for a day trip exploring the region.

Only adventurous locals could know all of these gems. It’s a wonderful way discover a place, experience new things and meet new friends. We ended our excursion at Mapua wharf with the best ever fish & chips and dancing away to the live band. And some lucky ones got to experience travelling back home with Trevor on his Harley Davidson.

Brent and Trevor are great and will truly look after you. And if you're wondering how much more you can explore the region, these local lads are the ones give advice and set it all up.

I'm coming back. This is my new favourite part of NZ and I'm not finished with it. And at Get Real, I'm yet to swim in the pool, bathe in the outdoor tub and sleep under the stars! Five stars all round! Thanks guys.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Amazing trip, in a great place with great host, great food and great company (goat, cow, duck and Cie.. )
Thanks to Brent and Trevor, I could had enjoy the area of Nelson (Nelson Lake, Rotorua Lake), learn how to live in a farm, drive a quad, a motorbike and have the best time.

What a great time,

Thanks again,

Maud

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

To be honest, Get Real has been the most homebringing backpacker I've visited. I got treated like a family member and got invited to riverbathing, hunting, local tours, cosy evenings at the bonfire and a great Newyears BBQ. I thought they got payed to keep beeing friendly, but no; They put all their effort in the backpackers as if it's one massive life project. Highly recommendable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Get Real Backpackers is a lovely spot near Nelson and we are staying longer than planned, because the hostel is so beautiful and the owner is really taking very good care of the guests. He took us on a tour through the Takaka region to places we would not have found by ourselves. I can really recommend the place. It is one of the best places to stay on our tour through NZ.

Room Tip: All rooms in the main building are excellent
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Great place to stay in Nelson with magnificent views. Huge, clean rooms. Owner is amazing and so helpful. Really accommodating as they allowed us to bring our dog! Loved the free breakfast, the pancakes are awesome. Will 100% go back next time we visit Nelson.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Get Real Backpackers

Property: Get Real Backpackers
Address: 74B Eighty Eight Valley Road, Wakefield 7095, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Wakefield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Wakefield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have a fantastic location with beautiful panoramic views across the valley through to Nelson and out to sea. We offer private and dorm rooms as well as space for camper vans and tents to stay. We are animal friendly and have self service in the kitchen all through the day and a great breakfast to offer with fresh pancakes. ... more   less 

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