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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great stay at southern comfort. It is a beautiful old house with all original features, the highest ceilings! I had a double room no ensuite but with all of the 3 private rooms the bathroom is just outside your door so doesn't matter at all. I would encourage anyone to stay here compared to any soulless hotel/motel... More 

Thank Emma K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I enjoyed staying here. The hosts were very helpful and kind. The kitchen is amazing- huge and has lots of nice crockery etc to use. Lovely outdoor area to eat or read. Great location- easy walk to iSite and the town. The room was very clean and comfortable. Bathrooms in the hallway were also available to use... More 

Thank Lucy C
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights on my way from Queenstown to Stewart island. Highly recommend! Lovely cosy little backpackers which attracts nice backpackers. Dorm rooms are very clean and quiet. Really nice homely facilities. Thanks Will and Sanda for the great stay.

Thank kiwiinamerica
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed twice at this homely Backpackers Hostel sited in a large Victorian style house in a quiet peaceful location on a side street. It is not as central as some other places but still within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars and shops. Well run, clean and with good wifi it is a good place to stop off en... More 

Thank Gay T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful big old house. Nice garden. Loved the ensuite bathroom in the women's dorm. Loved the breakfast bar in the kitchen. The host was great and was proud of his his house. Walking distance to McDonald's. A tv room would be my only suggestion.

Thank Jo S
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I stayed here the night before and after hiking the Rakiura Track on Stewart Island. I was in a 5 bed dorm with 4 other girls. The room and house were clean and well maintained. The bed was comfy and the kitchen had everything I needed (however supplies in general were a little sparse ie. cups and bowls). The second... More 

Thank MelissaJohnston
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Repeat visitor, and the place is still nice, but there seemed to be something missing this time. Willy does a nice job to keep the place in good shape, but it's starting to look it's age. Pros: good kitchen, nice outside area, comfy living room. Low: twice there was major thick smoke in the kitchen (from cooking) and no alarm... More 

Thank meanderingemu
1 review
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The male owner was rude, demeaning, and very intolerable, guests complaint about the smallest of things to the manager, Beds very hard to sleep on, quickly got out of there the next morning in a taxi 1 and a half stars

Thank Anonymous W
williamscb2015, Manager at Southern Comfort Backpackers, responded to this review

This writer has either confused Southern Comfort with another hostel or has malicious motivation. See all other comments regarding Southern Comfort for a balanced view. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This place hits all the key points for a hostel. Plenty of space in the dorm room, with outlets for everyone and nice light through the big window. There are bunks, but these are wooden, not the shaky steel type. The kitchen is very clean and well supplied, with an adjoining dining and lounge area. The lounge area has very... More 

Thank getvisas_theborder
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This was a very charming hostel conveniently located a couple blocks from the iSite. Easy walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, and the park. The dorm rooms were spacious and there was a comfortable sitting room with music and a big dining table. There was plenty of room in the kitchen, and everything was clean and tidy. The owner was... More 

Thank stephl301

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A restored and cosy Victorian Villa with large verandah overlooking well tended gardens. Close to town centre, Queens Park Southland Museum and I-Site. Offering excellent location with secure homely comfort and friendly assistance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Comfort Backpackers

Address: 30 Thomson Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Southern Comfort Backpackers Hotel Invercargill
Southern Comfort Backpackers Invercargill, South Island
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“The manager initially put me into a dorm with 2 swiss men who had been tramping for 6 weeks. I don't think either had washed their feet in the whole of that time.! Seriously bad reeking smells. Fungal infections that would sicken a dung beetle that had just feasted on politician droppings. Of his own accord, the manager offered me a different room, after taking me to the smelly one, and then realising just how bad it was. This was before I had a chance to ask for a chenge. In otherwords, very helpfull accomodating staff. I am sure he would have made a change on request, just to see a customer right.”
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