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Split Level Backpacker & Accommodation

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not one to write reviews but this one definitely deserves the public to know about. My friend and I recently booked with this hostel, and last minute had to cancel due to a broken down car. Dealing with the owner, Jean Pierre, was an absolute nightmare. He personally texted me (I had to supply my phone number for...

Thank Ali H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were really excited to stay here as the reviews were good but we found it very disappointing. The spaces did not look like they did on the website. There was only one bathroom for the whole upstairs that was not was clean, and nothing was updated. Jean Pierre was nice - great fish and chips across the street.

1Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

When I arrived here being used to the big towns, the town did feel very quiet. I wasn't sure if I would like the place but that changed when we met the host John and were welcomed in. The place is nicely set up to be a backpackers that gives you the comfort of a homestay. The beds were super...

Thank Benny W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The hostel itself is nice, but it's the owner who is problematic in this place. Only after arriving at the hostel, we had to find out that the price is more expensive than what's written in the brochure and the check-in time is later than in any hostel we've been to before. Besides that, he is rude, unorganized and unpleasant.

1Thank mooyau
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

In last Autumn, me and friends decided to stay a night at Catlins but in the end we stayed up to 3nights at Split Level where a place make us feel like we are home~ The owner, Jean Pierre and his son are so lovely and helpful.. During the arrival, Jean will introduce all the "must-go-places" in Catlins to all...

Thank Fern117
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A great hostel good amenities, great location. The owner is friendly and helpful. Takeaway across the road and supermarket around the corner. Central for exploring the Catlins. No ATM for foreign cards, so bring cash.

Thank jnggra
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Split Level Backpacker is amazing! The living room is so cozy and the rooms are very nice. Jean Pierre is friendly and will help you map out the worth-while attractions in the area! Definitely one of my favorite places I've stayed in NZ. You'll be glad you stayed here.

Thank Tara W
Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I recommend this place which is confortable and friendly. The owner Jean Pierre take care of you and explain you everything you can do around ! It also help my husband to go fishing which was very nice and for me it showed me how to cook something which was very nice ! The place is very clean, quiet and...

Thank Anthony V
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very clean,the owner is a great host and makes you feel at home the minute you walk in the door. There is a very cosy living room with an antique wood burner and comfortable couches. Super relaxed with plenty of things to do around the area. We definitely recommend staying at this backpacker. Thank you so much Jean Pierre.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Friendly host juggled bookings to fit us in, after spending an uncomfortable night in another back packer in town. Great conveniences in house including a warm fire to come home to. Highly recommended.

Thank Christine E

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Split Level Backpackers is centrally located in Owaka the main service town for The Catlins. Our accommodation offers options including double, twin and backpacker accommodation. We have En-suited - self contained units for the independent traveler and rooms with shared facilities for backpackers or anyone looking for clean, warm comfortable accommodation.Large living area/lounge, fully equipped kitchen and only two minutes walk from local restaurants, supermarket, kid’s playground and medical center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Split Level Backpacker & Accommodation

Address: 9 Waikawa Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Number of rooms: 5
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“The private beds look great!”
339bennyw, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All good that we saw.”
NewZealanders300, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Booking by phone or on line dont't delay”
adrianc219, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“keep bedroom doors shut and curtains drawn to retain heat in the bedrooms”
caesar707, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The 4 share room is perfect for backpackers and your bed is heated. This is life !”
EmixamTobas, 25 Jun 2015 | Read review
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