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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a no frills original type hostel with a cosy wood fire (with boot rack above) and a well equipped kitchen. It's quiet and respectful and also has a workshop for DIY ski repairs. The showers are hot and its walking distance to the centre of Methven (5 mins). It's also cheap so set your expectations. I'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
Thank monethetripper
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

When i was backpacking in New Zealand i decided to spend two nights in Methven to visit nearby mount Somer. Because of the low-season for Methven (that normally attracts more winter tourists) i was the only one checking into the hostel. Roger and Heather made me very welcome. Their eye for detail in the hostel is amazing. Definitely one of the comfiest beds i slept in :) Roger made me taste new things and even learned me to change a tyre. Their wifi is amazing and I could use their computer for free to back-up my photos for the first time. Had an amazing walk at Mt. Somers. Wish i could stay longer to visit mt. Sunday, enjoy the peace and quite of the town and hostel, see more of those great sunsets and enjoy some more time in a place that felt as 'home away from home'. All the best to Heather and Roger!

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Thank FlorineFlo
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Somewhere in the mid-range of pricing for a backpacker I found big tree to be very well equipped with great WIFI, nice warm rooms with good character, and a very pleasing aesthetic. The owners are very friendly and have a good eye for detail. I can recommend Big Tree to all people who want to try something new that still has some old time Methven character.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Dinomonstar
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Tucked away in a back street but still close to town - took us 5 mins to walk in. The studio is perfect for a family of 4 and the main building was warm and inviting. Great facilities and a good kitchen.

Room Tip: Studio perfect for families.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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2  Thank Glenn2011
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Reviewed 25 September 2014

Great friendly hostel, very comfortable. Good location. The staff/owner was brilliant, couldn't do enough to help with what ever I needed. Beds were very comfortable. Pot belly fire kept the building very warm, great place to chill out after a day of snowboarding.
Definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Scottyquay
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