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Otto's Backpackers & Secret Gardens
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 month at Ottos and really had a great time. The hostel is super super clean, the owner is really taking a lot of care of it. Each room has his own bathroom with shower and towels, what is just amazing. All rooms are decorated with love. You can use the washing machine for free and dryer is just 2$, coffee and tea is for free as well. There is a vege and herb garden and you can use everything for cooking so so great. There are beautiful outside areas where you can sit and chill. In the back of the hostel you can climb up a little mountain, camp there and enjoy the amazing view. Best best hostel so far in NZ, I would always come back. Lots of love to Otto
Melissa

Stayed: January 2017
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I spent 5 months at Otto's place and I had a great time. Each room has his own bathroom, no more than 4 people per dorm and the whole hostel is cleaned everyday. If you're looking for a friendly hostel to stay this is where you should go. I definitely recommend this hostel.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

A surprise to find no linen in an ensuite room. No ventilation in the bathroom, smelt horrible. Kitchen not at all clean. Watching others washing their dishes in filthy water made me feel sick. Did not cook in there.

Room Tip: Dormer rooms had better ventilation.
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Otto B, Owner at Otto's Backpackers & Secret Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Dear Elliptica600,

Firstly we have been unable to identify you as a guest, Secondly all our Rooms have Fresh Masion Dor Linen and have fresh towels, all rooms are prepared by professional house keepers and inspected by myself personally and are spotless. All bathrooms have Extractor which have their own switches which are clearly signed, our property was new renovated in 2014 and all extractor are BRAND NEW as is bedding. Our Kitchen was also completely renovated in 2014 and every appliance and fitting is new our sink/tap is a German Hanza system with Nelson water (maybe the purest tap water in the world), we have 2 housekeepers who clean the communal kitchen every morning and every evening and it is spotless!!! I have shown this posting to my housekeepers and we are baffles as to where this is from.. We are constantly full and have been since we've been opened and never ever had a single complaint.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018
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  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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