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The Railway Hotel Backpackers

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  • Excellent70%
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“bed dorm”(3 reviews)
“caring hosts”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Business Centre
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, really good for the price room is very well equipped and wifi is excellent. Great service as well, friendly people all round. Communal amenities are great and the building is a beautiful historic trust building and nicely decorated. Definitely recommend this as the price...More

Thank Sam K
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

You are welcome Sam. Glad you stayed with us. The staff will go the extra mile because we believe we have a nice product here. Really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thank you. Garry Young

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprized to find a place like this in Palmerston North. I traveled there for business and wanted to try a different place than i normally stay.. I stayed in an en-suited room for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and the room...More

Thank KylieYng
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kylie, thank you for taking a gamble on us. So glad you liked our place. It is a cheaper alternative for sure. If customers are unhappy, i'm unhappy. Hope to see you again. Garry Young

Reviewed 14 January 2018

I stayed here at the end of Novemver 2017. First of all I wish to start with the positives. The owner was welcoming. Extremely helpful. However, there was a bad odour in the hallway and the pungant smell of cigarrette smoke. It was very off...More

Thank Jonathan T
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel BackpackersResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for the feedback. Sorry you didn't like us. I would like to refute some of your points. The 3 bed bunk room you were in is 16sq metres, we don't consider that claustrophobic, the room also has a very high ceiling....More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It was really nice staying in this backpackers. I've stayed in a 3 bed dorm. It was clean and the beds comfortable. I've made a mistake at the booking but it wasn't a problem. It's located pretty close to the town centre and you can...More

Thank claosland
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel BackpackersResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you Claosland for the kind feedback. We have made a big effort to make our Bunk beds really comfortable. Garry Young

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Stayed here for a night last week. Arrived on Intercity Bus and walked about 10 mins to the hotel. Booked directly with them for a 3 bed dorm. Arrived at about 7.15PM and tried to look for the door that leads to the backpacker. Entered...More

1  Thank David_TanPuchong
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel BackpackersResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks for staying with us David, glad you enjoyed our little place. The Bar downstairs is a separate business to us. Sometimes they are just plain lazy and forget that they are in the hospitality business, that aside, happy travels, hope to see you again....More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"Not sure, but i was in room 22, it's nice"
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"Ladies Bunk room is good"
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"rooms up front have a lovely view, but maybe a bit more traffic noise"
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