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Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas
Reviewed 26 October 2013

What lovely hosts Malcolm and Robyn are! We had the house at the top - amazing wood fire oven that keeps you nice and cozy and your clothes dry. The house is clean and tidy with everything you could need and the Medlands Beach is just stunning. Couldn't recommend this place enough!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

Lovely place in a lovely setting. Fantastic views. Room (backpacker) was very comfortable and the dinning area has everything you need. The hosts are really friendly and make you feel very welcome. Just watch out for the chucks ;))

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

As the title suggest, this is clean and basic accommodation, much better than a lot of backpackers.

Superb value for money - 80NZD per night for the two of us.
Clean room and clean, well appointed kitchen.
Hot and clean showers.
Great views and wildlife.
Within walking distance of a stunning beach.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bean1001
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Robyn and Malcom were amazing hosts...so much so that we wished we could take them and the property, view and Medlands beach home with us to be our neighbors! I have been here 2x this year and would come back over and over again. Mornin' sunrise with the call of the kea, crashing ocean breathing through the breeze in the trees and a 5 minute walk to one of the most gorgeous tranquil white sand beaches in the world! Paradise found.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Michelle22504
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Clean, neat and tidy with a very relaxed atmosphere. Spoilt by Owners, a fantastic deal for a busy wife and mother. Met the nicest people in the kitchen and at the Sports Club. Have become a Member :-) Berenice.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank Possum89
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

Robyn, the host, was amazing and very friendly. The 'dorm' that i was booked into was empty save me, and Robyn spread everyone out to give us room.
Across the road from the beach, which is lovely.
The only complaint i have is that there is a very small common area (ie the kitchen), which, while not really suitable for 5 people on a rainy day, means that you get to know your fellow travellers!

Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2008

Wooooa the best ever accommodation in the best ever place.
Medlands Beach Backpackers has 2 villas sleeping 4 for only 80 NZD per night, no no not per person, for the whole villa. Winter rates of course but still.
And well, GBI is such a special place....
Can't believe I won't be able to go back there before I leave NZ...

1  Thank Miocaro
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Additional Information about Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas

Address: 9 Mason Road, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Great Barrier Island
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Ranked #5 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Great Barrier Island
Number of rooms: 8

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