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Loved it here, could stay for ages!
23 November 2008
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This is an amazing place to stay if you want to get close to nature and truly experience the Australian bush as there are koalas everywhere in the trees and lovely walks (to the Cape Otway lighthouse and the magical rainbow falls) from the camp site! It is quiet and serene and you will see lots of other Australian animals such as kookaburras, kangaroos and possums. We stayed in one of the caravans which was a good price for 2 ($50 a night, check their website for updated prices) which are modern, clean and fully equipped with cooking utensils etc. Unfortunately it's impossible to get here without your own transport but well worth the trip if you can...

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Best place to stay in Nelson
23 November 2008
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This was one of the best hostels I stayed at in NZ and is more like a guesthouse. It has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere (only 8 beds in the house) which makes it easy to meet other backpackers. The owner Allan is really funny and loves to hang out for a chat, he will help you in planning your travels to other parts of NZ. The dorm room only has 5 beds (yay no bunks) and the free bike hire and internet use is great. Unfortunately the kitchen is tiny so only one person can really use it at a time, but apart from that this place is perfect!

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Yuck, what a dive
23 November 2008
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This hostel was terrible! Crowded and noisy(don't expect to sleep, unless you have industrial strength ear plugs!), the building is huge and has no atmosphere. The staff were also very rude and unpleasant. Not to mention the filth, especially in the bathrooms - hair in the sinks, flooding, no hooks to hang stuff. They also claim to have a kitchen but I never saw it... :(

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