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Watson's Way Lodge

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stayed here for one night then moved to a friends house. Stayed hete the night before a party i was going to. Good accommodation stayed in a private room but saw dorms which looked clean and tidy too but dorms maybe a bit cramped if full. All communal areas were clean and we'll maintained. Didn't use the kitchen but it...

Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Watson's Way and were enchanted by the grounds and the couple. They made us feel comfortable and welcome. We rented bikes $18/day from them and took off for a country ride and wine tour. It was very enjoyable, even with the high winds and the winery were fab! The only hitch was that there was quite a...

Thank MinnTravelGirl
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Excellent hostel, feels more like a guest house. Stayed in spacious double room. Kitchen & bathrooms are spotless, the owners are very nice. There's a tennis court out the back along with a BBQ that can be used. You can rent a bike from the owners for $18 for the day& they give you a map with all the wineries...

Thank liketotravel0408
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Booked in advance after recommendation from friends, we stayed for 2 nights and were given a choice of campervan spots. Purpose built accommodation for backpackers provided superb communal facilities for those of us either in campervans (I think the max. room is for three) or those in tents in the garden/orchard areas. Unisex showers, toilets and sinks with hair dryers...

Thank Harry187046
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here two nights in a campervan spot but the common areas were so nice we hardly used our campervan. The whole place is so clean and the kitchen is very well equipped. There is a BBQ, pétanque area and tennis court too but we didn't use them. We hired bikes from the Watsons at a very good price...

1Thank Poppy612
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon. We had mainly chosen a backpackers' hostel because we knew we wouldn't be here long and mainly wanted to experience some of the vinyards while in Marlborough... Little did we know that hostels in NZ are evidently made of different stuff than what you'd expect in Europe! We had a double...

1Thank Sam S
Kaunas, Lithuania
Reviewed 18 January 2014

One of the best backpackers we have stayed in during our trip in NZ. The owners were super nice, the rooms were like new, cozy, beds super comfy, big kitchen, lots of space and utensils. Location is also great - right next to all the vineyards. The only cons - lots of flies, little space in the showers and not...

1Thank UgneMatekonyte
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We couldn't recommend this place highly enough. It's run by a lovely couple who are extremely helpful. We stayed in our campervan but used the kitchen and bathroom facilities at the hostel. All areas were exceptionally clean and tidy. They also do bike here so you can explore the Marlborough wine trail right from the door step!

Thank Lorna D
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed for three nights in a double room with ensuite bathroom. Our room was called "Toni". It was a little tight for putting all our bags down, but other than that the room was great. The kitchen is well equipped and just about big enough (only two sinks for washing up so when it gets busy you have to...

Thank EdinburghDrich
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in a double room with shared bathroom. I do have to say that our double room did not look like any of the photographs above but that said it was cozy and comfortable. The room itself was pretty small and comprised of a bunk bed, double on the bottom and single on the top...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

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Address: 56 High Street, Renwick 7204, New Zealand (Formerly Watson's Way Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Renwick
Number of rooms: 8
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“Two spots for campervans”
 of 5 bubbles ASocialNomad, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Set in a courtyard lay out.The new set up allows for a mix of room options for singles, couples etc. all excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles firstresponse46, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Try withe others . The BBH rating is misleading. Insist not to have the doubleroom behind the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles 820arielv, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Depending on your needs but all the beds are great to sleep in. Nice clean linen each day.”
 of 5 bubbles 729jeremyw, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Private en suite rooms are available as well as family rooms and bunk rooms for those on a tight budget but all are clean and warm.”
 of 5 bubbles yvonne047, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
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