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A lovely family runs the place. 20nzd (BBH price) for a bed in a 4 person cabin. There was a gas stove, pots/pans/cutlery/plates were provided, there was a small wood burner, there were no electric outlets in the cabin, but there was a working light...More
Nice quaint cabins with wood burners. The price is very reasonable and jimmy the owner is very helpful. No internet in the cabin but internet at the office which is good the.cabin doesnt have electricty but thats ok. Great views of the mountains can be...More
Stayed there for 2 nights to do the doubtful sound cruise and felt very comfortable there. Sure, you will always find something to improve (like the worn-out furniture on the verandas), but I had a lovely stay and Jimmy, the owner, is such a friendly...More
I got to Freestone in a serendipitous way. I was heading elsewhere and had not been able to secure lodging when I picked up a Finnish woman hitchhiker headed toward Te Anau. Somehow we ended up calling Freestone Backpackers in Manipouri (Te Anau was sold...More
Jimmy the owner offers great mountain views from some private rooms at his back packer lodge but beware of Jimmy the seamster. He wants $120 in cash before you inspect his room, just see the view from the deck. Then he disappears and your are...More
Response from freestonebackpackers, Manager at Freestone BackpackersResponded 15 January 2016
Hi, I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. I'm Jimmy’s ex- partner and feel to clarify a few things said. I could say nasty things, but one thing I can say for sure he has always been a fantastic host and I...More