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    Anchor Motel & Timaru Backpackers

    42 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent23%
    • Very good30%
    • Average15%
    • Poor20%
    • Terrible12%
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    “caroline bay” (5 reviews)
    “dining table” (2 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Kitchenette
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    Breakfast included
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 38 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I stayed in an ensuite room in the motel area. Nice and very spacious. The room has sky tv, ensuite bathroom, a kitchenette area, sitting area and dining table. Overall the room was very clean, towels and soap are provided. I really liked that it...More

    Thank Carla_M86
    Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

    The large room in older style building on arrival looked like it had character. Then we saw the couch and dining chairs that werent worthy of a student flat, filthy & greasy. We didnt want to sit on them. Overpriced motel room.

    Thank Linda H
    Reviewed 15 September 2017

    Well it was $25 a night so I didn't expect much. this is not the kind of backpackers that have foreign tourists. Its more of the budget accommodation for singles needing somewhere to stay. or school groups on a budget. If I don't have anything...More

    Thank Max B
    Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at the Anchor motel last week. Some of our group were housed in the 'house' where fuses kept on blowing, electrical sockets fizzed and crackled whenever appliances were plugged in and the number of bathrooms were woefully insufficient. Unfortunately, several of the units...More

    3  Thank Ngaire L
    Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

    The service was lovely and friendly, the room was nice and clean, and any issue we had was dealt quickly and easily. We had a family unit, with plenty of space for everyone, and the bed was lovely and comfy. The place was a little...More

    1  Thank BerniceBruce
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    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Timaru
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    Room Tips
    "Been couple always quiet at night"
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    "room 10 is quiet, ground floor easy access."
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    "Number 3 has a road view and balcony if you like that sort of thing."
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    "Head for room away from the road"
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