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Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We found Bob and Maxine's Backpackers to be clean, spacious, well-designed, reasonably priced, and restful. The common living/family room was huge, with small clusters of seating that allowed and encouraged conversations among international travelers. This space was decorated with a variety of country flags and useful local and regional maps. The kitchen was well-equipped and clean. All areas, including bathrooms,...

Thank MSfromColorado
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Bob and Maxine provide a true window of the southland as well as activities around the area. A great place to rest after a tramp, and plan the next one...Great living facilities, and awesome views of Mount Luxmore from the lounge.....

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 February 2015

It's a really nice experience to stay! Me and my husband are not hostels lovers but would like to try living in one of those after seeing plenty of positive comments about Bob and Maxine's Backpacker; and they didn't let me down. Bob and Maxine are super nice, Bob is very funny. We were staying at the twin ensuit room...

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Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We stayed in the house, where Bob and Maxine are living, because the bachpacker's house was full. We shared the bathroom with one other room and our bed was very comfortable. Everything is impecably clean, because the owners take a lot of care and put a lot of work into everything. The kitchen is very well equipped and they light...

Thank Lisa G
Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2015

What can I say, I've been in plenty of hostels but this one takes the cake... views, huge and peaceful lounge room, free bikes, free icecream, clean, friendly, free laundry, plenty of books and maps... bob was very friendly and explained everything to us

1Thank tripzzzz2015
bobteanau, Owner at Bob and Maxine's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review guys. Towards the end of the season we need some positive feedback. To respond to the issue of there being no hot water: The hot water comes from two gas califonts powered by two huge LPG tanks. What happened on Monday night is one of the guests was fiddling around with the cylinder's getting the...

Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

It was the best hostel in my whole NZ trip! The hostel was very clean & shiny , big kitchen, big living room with comfortable sofas. Free laundry, free bicycles. It was a perfect place to rest after hikes in a rural atmosphere. Bob & Naxine who run this hostel are like caring grandparents, very lovely people!

1Thank Talia S
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Stayed here with my daughter for 5 nights- it was delightful, peaceful spotlessly clean and relaxing. The hosts Bob and Maxine are delightful and have plenty of excellent local knowledge. The communal kitchen has everything you need and extras too. i wish there were more places like this in the world -It is a real treasure. Thanks Bob and Maxine

1Thank Perth2go
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

Bob and Maxine's was by far the best backpackers we have stayed in and we don't expect to find anywhere that surpasses it! It has a charm all of its own with the wonderful views through the common area and of course because of the hospitality of the hosts. We had an unfortunate car accident which meant getting to this...

Thank LTree
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Bob and Maxine's is by far the nicest hostel I've stayed in with respects to location and communal space. The communal space is very homey, covered with flags and filled with couches and chairs surrounding a nice wood burning heater. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are all very nice as well. Bob and Maxine are both very quirky. I traveled...

Thank zshaiken
bobteanau, Owner at Bob and Maxine's Backpackers, responded to this review

Sorry guys I must have been having a bad day & let my sarcasm loose . We do find the big groups can be a challenge & to be fair I did have to clean up after your folks several times to maintain our very high standards. We almost never raise these issues just roll up our sleeves & get...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Me and my elderly mum stayed here for 4 nights and we loved every single day there. Everything was perfect - the house, the room, the bathroom, the kitchen and the fireplace. Maxine (Bob was away hiking) is the most beautiful woman we have ever met - her character contributes to her beauty and also in her home. She takes...

Thank Cheong M

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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Bob and Maxine's Backpackers

Address: 20 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bob And Maxine`s Backpackers Hotel Te Anau
Bob And Maxine's Backpackers Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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“Room 3 allows early morning sunshine overlooking the farmyard of alpacas.”
AfrikanBlues, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Two private double rooms with shared bathroom.”
Mlouey, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, don't worry.”
tals57, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The two private rooms are in the main building, very quite.”
xbear1951, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring cash to pay for your room”
zshaiken, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
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