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Edinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on Stewart Island for an amazing six days and spent three nights at Bunkers...the first two nights and then went off to Masons Bay for three nights (which was magical!) and then a final night back at Bunkers..this is a really great hostel, very friendly, cosy and clean, feels like you are in someone's house, great kitchen and...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful relaxing week long stay at Bunkers earlier this year. The hostel had a really relaxed friendly vibe and met a mix of international travelers and other kiwi visitors. Natalie the hostel manager is very welcoming and helpful, arranging things with like a hostel pub quiz team, which was a great evening. Excellent location and fairly priced, would...

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Bunkers in December for about 8-9 days and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The hostels manager Natalie is a delight, she is friendly, helpful and welcomes you with a smile. Bunkers is a small hostel with a lovely homely feel and is in a great location, easy to find and only a short walk to the pub,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A great place to stay on Stuart island. Small and cosy backpackers - the owners are very welcoming and were helpful when our boat was cancelled due to a storm. Would definitely stay here again. This place definitely has more character than the other backpackers on the island.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I spent three nights at bunkers and couldn't have asked for anything more. Great location, a warm and welcoming host, local suggestions that didn't disappoint (Ulva island and fish and chips are a must!) and an incredible atmosphere to meet other likeminded travelers to share your time and experiences on the island with. This place is not to be missed!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough. Cozy, clean, comfortable backpackers that felt more like a home than a hostel. Great common area with a cozy log fire, lots of sunshine and a great social vibe. Natalie does an awesome job of making everyone feel welcome and keeping the place tidy. Thoroughly enjoyed our two nights here.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stay. We didn't want to leave. Perfect location just up the road from waterfront, pub and supermarket. Natalie the manager is awesome and has plenty of knowledge of sights and things to do. We are past the dorm stage so double room was perfect😁. Plenty of great walks, make sure you get the water taxi...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Exactly what a backpackers should be...clean rooms, crackling fire in the lounge, cool manager, industrial-sized can of spaghetti-o pasta in the kitchen free for the asking. Awesome stay on a beautiful island.

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located in the middle of the town and it has a relaxing atmosphere. Easy to meet everyone or either write, read and sit and chill out on the sofa.It was awesome and I met amazing people too! Cozy, comfortable and quiet! I made myself a home and I really enjoyed the fire place too! Thanks Natalie!

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our 3 night stay on Stewart Island and are glad we chose Bunkers Backpackers. Nathalie is so welcoming, provides useful information on walks etc and succeeds in providing a relaxing environment but also one that people respect. As the hostel is relatively small most guests talked to each other and shared information which added to the overall experience.

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Address: 13 Argyle St, Stewart Island 9240, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
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“Stayed in a dorm which was spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Midnighttiwlight, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
“shared dorms downstairs...private double or twin rooms are upstairs. we stayed in a dorm room next to the tv room and it was really nice :) single beds available as well!”
 of 5 bubbles 60ninac, 18 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If you are travelling as a couple, their double rooms are comfy and afforable!”
 of 5 bubbles maryrosejack, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
“East Ruggedy is a 4 person room downstairs. There are twin/double rooms upstairs (steep but carpeted)”
 of 5 bubbles AngelaJ76, 12 Feb 2012 | Read review
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