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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The location is very near from InterIslander Ferry to The Fat Cod Backpacker around 7 minutes to walk. This backpacker is so nice it's like a house, all the place is very warm. The toilet is separated to the shower. The shower if you want to use the hot water you must press the red bottom (working only 8 minutes), after that you must to press the red bottom again. If you want to wash your clothes you have to put coins into the machine. The kitchen is clean and tidy. The people is friendly, but the mattress too soft, you can see clean bedsheets and bed cover. Nice smell into the house.

Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Love the fat Cod to bits. We have made an annual trip to a Waka Ama event on the sounds and always stay here. Great details include watching the trains from the kitchen, easy going friendly nature of the place and unbeatable value. All round good service.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Steve d
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I paid extra for my own room that was by the door which was noisy in the day n got lots of smoke in as the windows were by a smoking area! The bed wasn't so comfy and it looked very used. The place looked like it needed an update. Expensive for a solo person in a backpackers! Was alright but wouldn't go back.

Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank james9burton
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stayed at the Fat Cod, the owner Rachel was so helpful and friendly what a neat place to stay. Rachel pointed out all of the local attractions and gave advice about travelling safely. Scott was also very helpful and was very helpful about local spots to visit. THe facilities suited us well.

Room tip: Private rooms available
Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank B N
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Very good backpackers, with plenty of room in the kitchen and very warm rooms. Enough showers and toilets. However a pub is very close to this building and they have very loud music all night, so it was difficult to sleep.

Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Julia_vulpes
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Rachelle M, Owner at The Fat Cod Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

Hi
Thanks for your review. Yes we do have a Pub next door however they only play loud music once every couple of months unfortunately you must have struck that night. I hope that does not put you off though.
Happy travels
Rachelle

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