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All reviewsfranz josefshared kitchendining tablesummit lodgekiwi tourself cateringperfect escapeone nightfree laundrysmall bathroomfast internetto meet fellow travellersboat tripsand fliesoff the beaten trackexcellent locationplenty of hot water
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Glad we stayed here, relaxed and lovely. Just the 1 night for us. Tidy, clean and nice room in Summit Lodge, but beware, one room was apparently noisy due to adjacent water pump (less vibration mounts). Mind the sand flies, but a nice alternative to busy backpacker Franz Josef.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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OkaritoRoyal, Manager at Okarito Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2014

Thank you for your recent feedback Hannah and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately you are right and one couple in The Summit Lodge this particular night did have a restless night as our environmental pump system had been deactivated. Had this been brought to my attention I could have fixed this, literally with a flick of a switch. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed in the Rimu house for just 2 nights and it was just fantastic. Whilst Rimu may be a little older than the rest of the accommodation, it was exceptionally clean tidy and comfortable. As for the double bed being a little soft (as per previous review) this is subjective as we found it to be fine and significantly better than some other hostels. Laura, was fantastic -very helpful, accommodating and certainly made our stay very special, together with her dog. She kindly closed off one of the 3 rooms so that we could spread out and have the house to ourselves. Our only regret is that we didn't stay a bit longer. Staying at this Hostel was definately one of the highlights of our holiday!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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OkaritoRoyal, Manager at Okarito Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2014

Thank you for your lovely comments, it was so nice to meet you and your family and Okarito looks forward to your return.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Rimu house for 2 nights & the small hostel is lovely. Laura is a fantastic & cheerful host, always approachable for the most recent weather report (which in our case was consistently devastating). While our room & ensuite bathroom were neat & clean & we enjoyed sitting outside on the little porch if it wasn't raining too hard, the double bed was tiny & way too soft to be comfortable. Additionally, the hostel is more pricey than other BBH, therefor an update of kitchenware & dining table (it only seats 4 while the Rimu house can have 6 guests) would be necessary.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

This was place was very quaint and exactly what we were looking for as we tried to rest up before our ice climb. The rooms were great.

My only gripe is that okarito is so small that there aren't any restaurants there. You have to drive 30 min each way to franz josef to eat.

I'd definitely recommend d this place but bring god with you!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed in the Rimu On the positive side the unit was clean and Laura running the place is very helpful and friendly BUT;
The unit is in dire need to be upgraded The kitchen in very tired, old appliances and a hole in the ceiling with evidence of damp.There is one small saggy sofa to sit on in the kitchen. The beds are just average.
There is no included internet and 8 dollars worth is just enough to get your emails and basic data.
As there is no TV or mobile phone signal free internet is IMHO a must.
WIth a little money spent on this place it could get 4 stars but not as is
Add small touches ..milk tea etc woudl also be nice

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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