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Old Post Office Backpackers

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#1 of 2 hostels in Ranfurly
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You'll be writing home about this bright, cheerful and clean budget and backpacker accommodation. Legendary hospitality. Located in the heart of Ranfurly. Sleeps up to 20. Perfect for extended family groups or intrepid solo travellers. Double, single, twin and family rooms plus dorm beds. Wi-Fi available. Closed during winter.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Fireplace
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impulsivekiwi wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand30 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you Bill and Suzy for a great stay at the Old Post Office Backpackers. You both gave a warm welcome after a day of cycling 61km! The place was warm, clean, tidy and friendly. The fireplace was a real treat!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Suzy wrote a review Oct 2020
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Bill and Suzy are fantastic Hosts. Our Party of 17 Riders doing the Central Otago Rail Trail, arrived on a cold day to a roaring fire and the warmest of welcomes. Very clean and tidy. The beds were really comfy and warm. Our bikes were secure in the locked up garage. Nothing was a problem for Bill and Suzy, they even found us a Piper to Pipe us on our way in the morning. Wonderful place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Suzy de Louw, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Thanks Suzy, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Every little thing helps in these unusual times!
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Mikaela H wrote a review Feb 2020
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We stayed for one night and where greated right when we parked with a lovely welcome. Bill, the host, is so kind and gave us a lot of tips and suggestions on what to eat and do. Can’t recommend the place enough!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Suzy de Louw, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was our pleasure to have you to stay and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your 'Tiki' tour around the Central Otago goldfields.
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Pat Parkinson wrote a review May 2019
10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed two nights at the post office, nice place, clean, comfortable, close to cafe’s, stores and restaurant.......Bills a very friendly guy, he organised transport for us (5) to visit Nasbey and try out curling, which we highly recommend 😁 Would definitely return and stay at the post office again
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: basic rooms, own sleeping quarters, shared facilities, ie lounge, dining, kitchen, bathrooms......
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Response from Bill-and-Suzy, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 24 May 2019
Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed your Central Otago adventure and Yes! curling is a Must Do for anyone who comes down this way!!
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Robert S wrote a review Jan 2019
Folkestone, United Kingdom1077 contributions90 helpful votes
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One of the best backpacker style places I've been in. My 'single' room was spacious and had a double bed. The lounge, kitchen and bathroom areas were very clean and there was a good selection of books to read and a TV. Location is excellent, very close to the shops and old railway station, and staff helpful. There is a safe shed where you can lock away your bike.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for Room 3 if you want a nice comfortable bed.
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Response from Bill-and-Suzy, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 26 Jan 2019
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We do our best to ensure our guests enjoy their stay. We hope your downhill dash to the train went well!
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Jennifer M wrote a review Oct 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand6 contributions
From the moment I arrived at the backpackers both Bill and Suzy were amazing and so accommodating! They put me in a bigger room knowing I was traveling with a lot of luggage as I have just moved. The building is incredibly clean and well kept, I felt right at home. Once I found a long term place to live Bill even dropped me off! Door to door it was a wonderful experience, you can really tell they’re owners with a passion who care. Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Bill-and-Suzy, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 22 Oct 2018
Jennifer, it was our pleasure. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ranfurly and New Zealand.
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TheRobertsons43 wrote a review Jan 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand240 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed at the Old Post Office Backpackers on our second night of the Otago Rail Trail. Our rooms were comfortable and clean. We enjoyed using the shared lounge area, having a fridge to use for drinks and the kitchen and dining area to make breakfast. Bill was a very welcoming and friendly host. He told us about the local pool and several in our group really enjoyed going for a swim after a day on the bike.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bill-and-Suzy, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 5 Jan 2018
Thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Central Otago and hope to see you all down this way again some time.
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lindie wrote a review Mar 2017
Taupo, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in the renovated post office building. We were made to feel like we were the most important people that had ever stayed there. The accommodations were greath up i, the town small and cute. A very pleasant stay. Highly recommended for those doing the Otago rail trail. Lindie
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Bill-and-Suzy, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 5 Apr 2017
Thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope out paths cross again.
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Helene M wrote a review Oct 2016
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions1 helpful vote
Bill is a wonderful host, welcoming and helpful! Clean place with comfortable bedrooms, living room has a lot of cosy sofas and a great fireplace. Kitchen with all amenities. Laundry service available (very useful after cycling for 3 days!)
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Response from Bill-and-Suzy, Owner at Old Post Office Backpackers
Responded 17 Oct 2016
Thanks Helene, we hope you and your family enjoyed the rest of your Otago Central Rail Trail experience.
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Sharon C wrote a review Mar 2016
Mount Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a comfortable and warm backpackers. We were fortunate to be the only guests for the night we were there and with kitchen and lounge with comfortable sofas and television and a log burner fire going we felt very at home. The owner came back several times to make sure the fire was well stocked and to show us how to operate the burner. Our beds (bunks) were comfortable, the room was warm and we were walking distance from the local pub for dinner. Bill also locked our bikes away somewhere dry for the night which was much appreciated. Highly recommended and would be happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Only stayed one night but small, quiet town so noise is not an issue.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Post Office Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Old Post Office Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Real Dog Adventures NZ (4.4 km), The Practice, Ranfurly (0.2 km), and The Curiosity Shoppe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Post Office Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Old Post Office Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Post Office Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maniototo Cafe, e-central cafe, and Fantail Kitchen and Larder.
Is Old Post Office Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Ranfurly.
Are any cleaning services offered at Old Post Office Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.