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TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport

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72 Queen Street, Westport 7825 New Zealand
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#3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Westport
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Backpackers accommodation, Located in Westport on the wild west coast ,We cater for all travellers. Base yourself in our beautiful 150 year old colonial hostel and explore Karamea and the limestone arches, Heaphy track, or take a ride into history with the Denniston under ground coalmine tour,the old ghost road, or a 4 wheel drive with out west tours to the modern open pit mine on the Stockton Plateau with its stunning views of the northern Buller. To the south, Punakaiki and the pancake rocks or the historical gold fields of Charleston, home of underworld rafting, all a short drive away. Buller adventure tours with jet boating and horse riding, seal colony and surfing at Tauranga bay all a short ride away on our free bicycles. Book your next hostel with our free wifi. Games room and covered BBQ, free movies, tea and coffee, for those that just want to relax in our beautiful garden.
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Andrew wrote a review Mar 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
I made a very late call to get accommodation here, after the top10 at carters Beach would only accept late arrivals if an absolute emergency! Which i guess is fair enough. But I'm very glad that was the case. Tripinn was fantastic, not only was I accepted late, but the staff were very friendly, super helpful. It is a very beautiful building, and the entire place is absolutely spotless. Terrific value, very highly recommended
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Yemma wrote a review Jan 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
In a large old house. The main feature is the stunning gardens and the spaces available outside to eat in the fresh air. Lovely. Kitchen is large and very well equipped. Showers hot but wet towels dumped in a corner. Bedroom was small and a bit cramped for space. Spaces to store bikes. BBQ not working. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review May 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand5011 contributions460 helpful votes
We stayed in the room with en-suite which we found very good, it was warm, had a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a great shower. The shared space was also very good with a large kitchen, dining room and lounge. Plenty of out door seating for those summer evenings. There is off street parking and loan bikes available. The original part of the build is ~160 years old with the extension making it two storied being 130 years old so is a piece of history. This is budget accomodation and delivers good value for money.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Graet wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution4 helpful votes
Passing through for the night was a rather uncomfortable experience. There was a small group traveling together which were not a problem.... just enjoying themselves at a moderate level. What I do not enjoy is hearing and witnessing (when I come out my room to investigate the noise), the business owner screaming like a banshee, swearing and calling a group of young ladies “dumb, *insert bad many words*”. Extremely poor behaviour, even if the group was problematic. Not only was the owner acting in an aggressive manor to her clientele, there were other issues, the property seems soulless, printed out rules all over the place, a small dog and three cats to trip over, which were allowed into the kitchen, lounges and guest rooms.... not exactly hygienic. I advise you try a different location.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from journeyman02, Owner at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Your review is obviously so untrue and completely made up to support your friend jodi's review below that its laughable. You NEVER came out of your room and witnessed or heard me screaming or saying "bad words" to your friend because all of the trouble she was causing was in the main building and I never once came out anywhere near the units you stayed in so this is a complete lie. Also the animals have NEVER been in the guests rooms and they dont want to, they live in our private accommodation upstairs and spend some time in reception, on the night your group stayed you will recall showering the wee dog with so much affection on your arrival even your tour guide had to ask you to put her down, after this she was kept in my private accommodation all evening so as to keep her safe, many of your group actually kept asking if they could see the cats but they are timid so stayed away from the noise. Secondly I am not an aggresive person by nature and spoke to you calmly and quietly in all instances so as not to disturb other guests. And as far as you saying the place is soulless, I overheard a lot of your group saying this was the best hostel they had ever been in shortly after arriving. The only segment of thruth in your review being that "some of your group were problematic". Later in the evening some of your group even apolagised to me for the behaviour of a few of you. The whole evening is on security cameras and we would be happy to send this to your tour guide who was asleep and unaware of the disgraceful immature behaviour of a few who could not grasp the fact that they were in a hostel where people were trying to sleep not a pub ! These spiteful reviews are now well known for exactly that and stick out like a sore thumb. All you've done is make a complete fool of yourself in support of your foolish friend.
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Jodi wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Host doesn't permit alcohol after 9pm even if it's your birthday. Swears at you if you make any noise past 9pm. Yes; the showers were clean but if you actually want to enjoy travelling DO NOT STAY HERE. The host locked us out of the main building because we were "too loud " despite this being before 10pm" Please do not stay here, you will ruin your trip. I promise this is not a good representation of new zealand hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from journeyman02, Owner at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Obviously due to the overly inerbriated state you were in you only have 2 facts correct: True we dont permit alcohol after 9pm (for obvious reasons which you have displayed) & yes the showers are clean. In respose to your other accusations you were asked 3 times between 9 and 9:30 pm to quieten down after driving our 30 odd other guests out of the common area with your loud drinking games etc, even though you assured me you only had empty glasses. You eventually took your alcohol and carried on drinking until 11pm in the games room where you became over intoxicated which is when I put a stop to it, never once swearing at you or locking you out of the main building, you were just to drunk to operate the door handle or use the code after 11 pm. Our security camera footage shows a completely different story to yours and I will endevour to post some pictures of you and friends climbing through windows, running around hostel disturbing other guests sleep, going in behind my reception desk : all of this with wine glasses and bottles in hand up until midnight. So you seem to have left all of this out of your review. ALL of our guests comfort, safety and sleep is a priority to us and if that means dissapointing one drunk immature birthday girl who does not yet have the maturity or respect to think of others then we will do so, regardless of the threat of a spiteful review on trip advisor which shows itself to be completely at odds with our other reviews on all booking platforms.
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MichelleV wrote a review Dec 2019
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Comfy beds, nice TV room and a big kitchen. Not much of an atmosphere here, good if you're just passing through but wouldn't spend more than a night or two here though. You only get 2GB of wifi per night. Excellent cats though!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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roujo wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions3 helpful votes
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It was such a pity that we only stayed a night because I loved this place so much. It had the feel of an expensive Victorian hotel with quality rooms to boot. It was great for pet lovers like us since the dog and cats were so friendly and loved pats (except for the shy Meiko, didn't see her 😭) The kitchen was spacious enough and well equipped with everything you might need, alongside free coffee, tea and spices. There was also a nice garden where the cats loved to hang out in. This place was so nice I was almost tempted to stay another night but my booked tours wouldn't allow it. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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annasmith92 wrote a review May 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Just spent a night at the TripInn! There was everything we could have neeeded! Well equipped kitchen, lounge with coal fire, garden area, pool table and laundry! Access too fresh and dried herbs- which is great for when your travelling! We had a private en-suite double upstairs- which was better than hotels we’ve stayed in! Large, airy and clean! Plus there was cats and a dog too cuddle tooo!!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jacob M wrote a review Mar 2019
Ottawa, Canada7 contributions6 helpful votes
I rolled up to this hostel in the pouring rain, absolutely exhausted from a full day of cold and wet hiking. I had no intentions of staying at a hostel that night but my tent was too wet to sleep in and I couldn't park my car at the free beach camp site. It doesn't look like much from the street, but once you walk in my jaw nearly hit the floor. The architecture of the old house is absolutely stunning and well maintained. The building just seems to go on forever. There is a very large kitchen space, a giant dining room if the weather is poor, and an even bigger outside eating area on the deck. I was in a small three bed room which was quiet and comfortable. Everything was very clean and I think that was one of the best showers I had my entire trip (keep in mind I was very cold and wet...) If I had been sticking around town I would have loved to spend another night there. Would highly recommend if you find yourself in Westport.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Corinna B wrote a review Feb 2019
29 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked an accommodation for the wrong date by mistake, so we had to get a different one ... this way we got to stay at the Tripinn Hostel ... and it was great!!! The house is stunning and the rooms are pretty comfy. Nice outside area and I loved the city, which seems a bit dreamy. Would have loved to stay there longer. Absolutely recommendable!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$55 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestport
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Frequently Asked Questions about TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Which popular attractions are close to TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Nearby attractions include Coaltown Museum (0.3 km), NBS Theatre (0.4 km), and Surf Fevah (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Conveniently located restaurants include PR's Cafe, Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, and Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar.
Is TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Westport.
Are there any historical sites close to TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Coalmining (14.5 km).