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Big Tree Lodge Methven

25 South Belt, Methven 7730 New Zealand

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#3 of 3 hostels in Methven
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A large colonial villa and former vicarage, it features unique native timber panelling and furniture. Lockable bedrooms, twin, double or share - with not a bunk in sight!! Beds are made up with fresh linen, duvets and electric blankets are available. Self-catering with shared facilities. Comfortable open plan lounge area with log burner, large communal kitchen, new spacious bathrooms with free laundry facilities. Free hi-speed wireless internet, “closed day” entertainment and off-street parking.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shared kitchen
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

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25 South Belt, Methven 7730 New Zealand
Big Tree Lodge Methven
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KaiNee C wrote a review Aug 2018
New York105 contributions13 helpful votes
Our experience differs much from the reviews on here. No late check in instructions after prior notification that we were arriving late. The bed sheets were really smelly/musty and dusty. Rate of booking online was different that what was charged on site. No explanation was offered for any of these problems and just left us confused by it all.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Valkettu wrote a review Aug 2017
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice cozy place, perfect to meet people if you're travelling alone and share the drive to the different resorts in the area, and come back to the firepit everyday. Nice owners really concerned by you well being and comfort. Only flaw is the old guy working there (or supposed to) that just wants to sit on the couch watching aljazeera and act offended if you ask for clean bedsheets or wifi when you check in, and tells you to "tone it down" when he can't hear the TV (his own words).
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Abi B wrote a review Aug 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
A group of 11 of us wanted to stay for two nights to go snowboarding over the weekend. Unfortunately the slopes were closed, so we made our own fun in the hostel. We were well looked after - the owners made us feel right at home, joining us for a beverage in the afternoon before leaving us to it, and supplying an almost infinite number of free-range eggs from their own rescue hens. None of us in any position to drive into methven, Roger pumped up a bike for me to ride into town for more wine. We played darts, chess and poker all weekend at the hostel - slept comfortably and in a clean, homey accommodation. 11/11 would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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monethetripper wrote a review Sept 2016
Sydney, Australia162 contributions65 helpful votes
This is a no frills original type hostel with a cosy wood fire (with boot rack above) and a well equipped kitchen. It's quiet and respectful and also has a workshop for DIY ski repairs. The showers are hot and its walking distance to the centre of Methven (5 mins). It's also cheap so set your expectations. I'd definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FlorineFlo wrote a review Aug 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
When i was backpacking in New Zealand i decided to spend two nights in Methven to visit nearby mount Somer. Because of the low-season for Methven (that normally attracts more winter tourists) i was the only one checking into the hostel. Roger and Heather made me very welcome. Their eye for detail in the hostel is amazing. Definitely one of the comfiest beds i slept in :) Roger made me taste new things and even learned me to change a tyre. Their wifi is amazing and I could use their computer for free to back-up my photos for the first time. Had an amazing walk at Mt. Somers. Wish i could stay longer to visit mt. Sunday, enjoy the peace and quite of the town and hostel, see more of those great sunsets and enjoy some more time in a place that felt as 'home away from home'. All the best to Heather and Roger!
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Dinomonstar wrote a review Jun 2016
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Somewhere in the mid-range of pricing for a backpacker I found big tree to be very well equipped with great WIFI, nice warm rooms with good character, and a very pleasing aesthetic. The owners are very friendly and have a good eye for detail. I can recommend Big Tree to all people who want to try something new that still has some old time Methven character.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Glenn2011 wrote a review Jul 2015
Titirangi, New Zealand12 contributions8 helpful votes
Tucked away in a back street but still close to town - took us 5 mins to walk in. The studio is perfect for a family of 4 and the main building was warm and inviting. Great facilities and a good kitchen.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Scottyquay wrote a review Sept 2014
San Francisco, California71 contributions17 helpful votes
Great friendly hostel, very comfortable. Good location. The staff/owner was brilliant, couldn't do enough to help with what ever I needed. Beds were very comfortable. Pot belly fire kept the building very warm, great place to chill out after a day of snowboarding. Definitely recommend it!
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Marc G wrote a review Aug 2014
Ann Arbor, Michigan53 contributions25 helpful votes
The Big Tree Lodge is an excellent choice--the rooms are comfortable, the staff is friendly, and the location is good for those skiing the club fields or Mt Hutt. Mostly shared accommodation. Comfortable living room.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Oozingrich2004 wrote a review Jul 2014
Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions10 helpful votes
This place is small and really cosy. There are closer places to the shops, but is only a few minutes walk and I like walking :) Beds are good, no bunks in my room. Staff have good local knowledge, I'd stay again for sure.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMethven
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Tree Lodge Methven
Which popular attractions are close to Big Tree Lodge Methven?
Nearby attractions include Cinema Paradiso (0.4 km) and Smith Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Big Tree Lodge Methven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Big Tree Lodge Methven?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Big Tree Lodge Methven?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Tree Lodge Methven?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dubliner, Molecule Cafe, and Craft @ Arabica.
Is Big Tree Lodge Methven located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Methven.
Are pets allowed at Big Tree Lodge Methven?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Big Tree Lodge Methven?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.