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275 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410 New Zealand
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#1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Palmerston North
The Hotel is best described as a Backpacker Budget Hotel which concentrates on the Backpacker fraternity. We have an excellant assortment of rooms. Bunk rooms, double & single private rooms through to private en-suites with all amenities. We also do longer term stays. All rooms have Heater, Air/con, fridge, microwave, TV, crockery & cutlery, plus free unlimited high speed internet throughout the Hotel for all guests. We have a guest kitchen open 24/7 for guests use.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Phil A wrote a review Feb 2017
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Staff were nice,been here a few times now. travelled for holiday with friends. would stay again as Palmerston North is very central to other places. Stock car weekend was great. Have booked again next year. Phillip alpress
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Date of stay: February 2017
Amustraw wrote a review Nov 2016
Gloucestershire14 contributions8 helpful votes
Awesome location. Hotel is really pleasant, my room was clean and tidy, the owners were wonderful and helpful. I believe we made a small inconvenience for them but they were continually pleasant. The location is two minutes from the main square, breakfast is provided, everything is clean and comfortavle and homely.
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Date of stay: November 2016
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel Backpackers
Responded 28 Nov 2016
Thank you for you positive feedback, you guys were great. No inconvenience at all. Hope you travelled well. Garry Young
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Lionheart92 wrote a review Oct 2016
Braunschweig, Germany149 contributions15 helpful votes
Rewarded myself with a single room after a long time of dorm rooms. I loved this old place. The people were very friendly and the price was not that much after all. The kitchen was great and everything was clean.
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Date of stay: February 2016
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel Backpackers
Responded 23 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again if you are in the area. Garry Young
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Karen Z wrote a review Oct 2016
57 contributions4 helpful votes
Garry is the best owner I have ever met in NZ, who is truly friendly, generous, genuine, patient and helpful. In the past 3 years, I have stayed in at least 30 different accommodations in NZ and Garry is definitely the best owner. I will highly recommend everyone who have the chance to come to Palmy staying here. You will be impressed by his hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel Backpackers
Responded 17 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for your very kind review Karen. We hope to see you again if you are in Palmerston North. Garry Young
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Jost-Pauline S wrote a review Aug 2016
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand356 contributions176 helpful votes
Pauline and I spent recently a weekend in Palmerston North visiting friends and celebrating birthdays. We stayed at the Railway Hotel Backpackers and were very surprised about the generous and good service received. Starting with the caring hosts (Gary and Barry), the clean rooms and good bed, the original art works everywhere, turning on the heaters early in the morning, providing really nice soap for the bathrooms, free nibbles and free continental breakfast and newspapers and wifi. This is truly one of the best value for money accommodations and one that we can highly recommend. Don't get put off by the outside looks or the pub on the ground floor, the real life starts up the stairs. Thanks very much for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2016
Response from Garry Y, Owner at The Railway Hotel Backpackers
Responded 30 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking time out to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed the property. You were a lovely couple and we hope to see you again if you stay in the region. Garry Young.
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