Onuku Farm Hostel


Onuku Farm Hostel

89 Hamiltons Road, Onuku, Akaroa 7520
Tel
(03) 304 7066
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Seasonal opening
Jan–Apr & Nov–Dec
Reception open
9am–8pm daily
Price
Dorm bed $20–30 ($16–26 BBH)
Single room $66 ($62 BBH)
Double/twin room $70 ($60 BBH)
Prices are in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Credit cards accepted at this hostel

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perfect place for a break from traveling and relax, enjoy the view or hike on the farm - paradise
22 April 2008
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small kitchens, not enough showers
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atmosphere, amazing views, space, tracks for hiking, stargazer
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this place is diffrent to other hostels. First thing i noticed was the relaxed atmosphere. No keys for the rooms but a safe in the office for my passport. It felt a bit like coming home. And it was very hard to leave. I got invited to a game of volleyball (they play everyday at 6pm) at check in. The firplace was roaring when we came back. Kitchens are a bit small but there are 3 and a BBQ area oh and seafood preparation area yum yum! :grin: The place is cleaner than I expected from the looks of it. The owner said it's 25 years old but the house was built in 1860!!! Even the campground toilets were spider free and I look out for spiders believe me. I stayed in a stargazer, a wooden tent with a glass roof. I cuddled up in my sleeping bag and watched the stars. I woke up to the birds singing. Yeah early start but I wanted to go swimming with the Dolphins. We were only six people, trip starts and ends at hostel. No need to say that I loved every minute. After lunch I had a nap in a hammock, so peaceful and whohoo it's six again volleyball. I forgot time at Onuku. It was a true break from backpacking. So it's clean and very friendly and i very recommend to go there.

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Anonymous
I want to go back and spend a week there....
11 November 2004
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Of course, every traveler is looking for different things. I found Onuku to be very relaxing and quiet, and it attracted a more mature clientele than other hostels I stayed in while in NZ. The hostel's hosts greeted every visitor with a hot cup of tea and a "how's your trip, where are you from?". Evenings around the fireplace socializing, shared meals, spectacular view, and fresh mussels from the beach. The activities are top-notch, as well - swimming with dolphins, in the bay, in small groups, with friendly guides.

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Ray (www.rfleming.net)
Definitely a 'farm' hostel - basic, friendly, unique
16 January 2004
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We've visited twice, and enjoyed the rural location (overlooking the sea bay), and the friendly visitors that it seems to attract. Although the accommodation is basic, and the showers are outside in small huts, the range of options is fantastic - rooms, dorms, huts, camping, or the 'StarGazer' - a wooden a-frame with glass where the roof should be - get kept awake by the stars! Great with children, and great for walking.

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