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Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas

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9 Mason Road, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991 New Zealand
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#5 of 9 Specialty lodging in Great Barrier Island
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VeeNZed wrote a review Mar 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand99 contributions42 helpful votes
Due to cancelled flight we (4 of us) needed a place to stay overnight. Such short notice Robyn was more than accommodating offering options of bunk rooms with share bathroom facilities in seperate building or proper houses. Both solar & generator power & gas califont made it very comfortable with tv & hot water while weathering the storm.. Lovely hosts - would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anna wrote a review Mar 2022
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Our flight was cancelled due to bad weather and we had already checked out of our organised accomodation. We rang Robin who warmly welcomed us and allowed us to view all the accomodation options. We chose Villa 1, a Lockwood type two bedroom cottage with beautiful sea views. The beds were very comfy with clean linen provided, even the pull out couch got a great review as a comfortable bed. The cottage had everything we needed and loved that the hosts Robyn and Malcom were onsite. They had recommendations of where to eat and shared some history and stories about island life. Would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tom K wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first trip to the island and I'm completely blown away by it's beauty and it's friendly locals. I stayed the night at the backpackers in Villa II and it was clean & tidy with lots of room and not a bad view. It's a short distance from the beach and the owner Robyn is really lovely and is as laid back and friendly as they come. I can't recommend the backpackers and the island enough. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Raf wrote a review Mar 2019
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions4 helpful votes
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Our nine day stay at the Medlands was magic. From the very first day, when Robyn & Malcolm greeted all 17 of us with a friendly smile, the service they provided was first class. Set in a farmland environment, the villas and the bunk rooms are well furnished and comfortable. The views are magnificent and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Various BBQ are available at various locations and the communal kitchen for the Bunk rooms was well equipped. Toilets and showers very clean and well maintained. The proximity to shopping, restaurants, Galleries, airport and services is a plus. Also the central location made travel easy to both the Northern and Southern end of the Island for hiking. Robyn also offered us a guided tour of local gardens and is a wealth of knowledge about the island, what to do, where o eat and good walks. We will always stay there when we travel to the Great Barrier. Raf Walking Club of Victoria
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Villas are great for views and privacy
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MKMaden wrote a review Jan 2018
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Robyn & Malcolm were wonderful hosts and create a wonderful relaxed atmosphere at the backpackers. The room I stayed in looked out over the ocean and was very relaxing. They were really great with giving pointer and where to go. I would recommend the backpackers to anyone who was looking for a chilled out stay on the island. Will definitely be going back for another visit.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Book the chalet as this has the double bed with an ocean view with lying in bed :-)
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cellosurf wrote a review Jan 2018
Port aux Basques, Canada27 contributions4 helpful votes
Set on a hillside, in the bush with a luxuriant garden, native birds, ducks, chickens, just 10 a minute walk to the most amazing beach and coast. A communal kitchen/lounge and lots of outdoor furniture for eating (and lounging) outside. Loads of bodyboards provided for enjoying the waves. The hosts Robyn and Malcom are extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. Simple, rustic, natural, friendly and absolutely tranquil. Amazing night stars. Really a beautiful place to be.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Honeymoon suite for a couple. Other rooms have one doublebed and 3 singles (bunks)
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veganwanderer12 wrote a review Jan 2018
20 contributions6 helpful votes
We visited as a family for a week and it was just perfect - we had all the backpackers rooms to ourselves which meant that the kitchen area was basically ours too. The location was under a 10min walk from Medlands beach - a beautiful walk may I say - and the surroundings were stunning. Green beauty all around! The accommodation was just right, we all had some privacy but shared room with family members which made it a lot of fun. The family who own the accommodation were also super friendly and welcoming, and took time out from their days to take us on walks and show us around. If I ever visit New Zealand again I would definitely want to go back to Great Barrier Island, and wouldn’t think twice about where to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Jan 2018
It was a pleasure having your family stay!
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Skiwi007 wrote a review Jul 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
Thanks to the friendly owners Robyn and Malcolm, after our ferry was cancelled they put us up in their backpackers. There are plenty of rooms fitting about four people and a cool dinning room to hang out in. The relaxed and rural feel of this place is great. Lovely views out to the sea from the property too. Out Duke of Edinburgh group enjoyed the pancakes Robyn made in the morning for us. Thanks for the stay and recommend for a cool spot to base yourself from.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joy S wrote a review May 2017
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Thanks Robyn, a good place to stay if you are tramping as it is so central to many of the tracks There is a good range of accommodation. We had the bunk rooms which for us as a tramping group was fine. The kitchen area had all you would need to prepare meals. The showers were nice and warm and at the end of a long day most acceptable.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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shaunbarry2015 wrote a review Feb 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand4 contributions3 helpful votes
Medlands Beach is a heavenly place on Barrier and this is a special place to stay at Medlands. Beautiful views from the house and the kindest, nicest hosts you could ever hope to meet. The 2 bdroom villa we stayed in was comfortable, clean, great beds and great value - overall - just perfect. Treat yourself and your family. The kids can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandGreat Barrier Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas?
Nearby attractions include Kaitoke Hot Springs (7.8 km), Aotea Track (7.2 km), and Station Rock Lookout (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, My Fat Puku, and Swallow.