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Old Bones Backpackers

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Free Wifi
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Golf Course
Self-Serve Laundry
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Wow what a pleasant surprise it was when we arrived at this fantastic spot. Gloria (owner) made us feel so welcome. It is a fabulous place for family & friends to gather & so much room for entertaining which we did a fair bit of...More

Thank Mareedawn
Response from Gloria B, Owner at Old Bones BackpackersResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review. My pleasure to host your group. I also had lots of fun and laughter. Looking forward to the mid winter Christmas Party!! kindest regards

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Lovely lodge right across the road from the ocean. Clean and tidy. Gloria made the check in easy and lit the fire for us. Gloria offered some tips for seeing the penguins at the Penguin Colony, which I would recommend seeing. Comfortable bed with lot...More

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Response from Gloria B, Owner at Old Bones BackpackersResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you very much. It was my pleasure to meet with you. Safe travels. Kindest regards Gloria

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves. Watch the ocean, the river or the countryside. Snuggle on your choice of couch in front of the wood-burner (and fully stacked wood basket). Sleep on the crispest of cotton sheets and cook in...More

Thank Mayr0se
Response from Gloria B, Owner at Old Bones BackpackersResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for the review. My pleasure to meet with you both. Loved our chats. Best wishes.

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stayed at Old Bones Lodge after we'd completed the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail. This is a great place for a group - the communal facilities were well stocked and we cooked at home both nights we were there. There were eleven in our...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Stayed here 1 night and would have been happy to stay another. Clean comfortable room opening out to a communal kitchen and lounge area.Shared bathroom facilities (divided by male/female) were spotlessly clean. Great place to relax away from TV although the wifi is excellent. Gorgeous...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf Course
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$62 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
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US$62 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Traveller (97)
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Dining (5)
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Susan R
1 September 2018|
Response from Mayr0se | Reviewed this property |
Don't know exactly. Less than ten km, but you'd need a car. Ask old bones direct, she is super helpful.
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"Right hand side rooms have countryside views and afternoon sun, left hand side rooms can see the ocean."
22 Jul 2018
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