After a days drive from Auckland we were greeted by Garry and made to feel extremely welcome. We were shown to room 22 and were amazed at the amenities within. We have never stayed in a backpackers where our room has had an ensuite, aircon, TV, DVD player, fridge, microwave, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, towels, face cloth and soap. The bed was most comfortable. Definitely the top echelon for backpackers. Will be back if we need accommodation in Palmerston North again. We have no hesitation in recommending The New Railway Hotel for accommodation.
I am a distance student of the local University and I make sure to always stay at the Railway Hotel when in Palmy for contact courses. Top-notch service, tidy facilities, and friendly staff who go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible, make sure you give this place a try next time you're in town - you genuinely won't find better!! Thanks Barry and Gary for always making my stay so enjoyable :)
This is the best cheap backpacker hotel I have stayed in. The two room has everything a budget minded couple or small family world need. Ultra fast internet, ensuite, TV DVD, fridge etc. The beds were comfortable. Close to New World. Walking distance to the central city. Easy parking outside.
Fantastic place to stay as a backpacker if you need some downtime. I stayed in a shared room but I had it all to myself. It was such a welcome break from noisy and crowded hostel dorms. You can tell it's an older building but it's very clean and well maintained. Clearly a lot of effort has gone into making it an enjoyable place to stay. Having a fridge, microwave, and TV in the room was really nice. The kitchen was very well equipped. I could've happily stayed much longer.
I stopped here for a couple of nights and you get what you paid for. I like that there is a fridge in the room and includes tea and coffee also. I think for budget accomidation like this, that is a really nice touch. Like I say it was a quick stop over and its ideal for that if you're not going to be staying long and need a cheap place to stay. (Also has a good WiFi connection. Real bonus!)