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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rosie's homestay is a lovely place to stay in Te Anau. Everything is very clean and the shower was amazing. The kitchen had a lot of equipement because Rosie and her hisband share it with the backpackers. The welcome of the couple was very warm and they are very nice people.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed a couple nights after being recommended by a fiend, and can't praise Rosie's enough. Really lovely place run by really lovely people. Beds are comfy and clean, the showers are great and the living room is perfect to rest and relax. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Te Anau.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved staying at Rosies. She opened her house for backpackers and you don't feel like that it is a hostel it's a home. Very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped since it's their private kitchen.

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Rosie P, Owner at Rosie's Homestay Backpackers, responded to this review

Many thanks for your response and review. It is much appreciated and now that the weather is coming right Te Anau is looking better and better.

Paris, France
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Ahhh ...just a special touch of paradise! Just had four nights at Rosie's. January weather in Fiordland wasn't quite the hot summer I was hoping for in Te Anau but that didn't matter too much. Had some day trips planned and after some excellent advice from Rosies husband Alistar re the weather - all went to plan. And really -...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at Rosie and Alastair's and absolutely loved it. The room and beds were comfy and the location, just on the edge of town, was nice and quiet. Kitchen was stocked with everything you could need and more - and the fresh raspberries on the bushes outside sealed the deal without question! Rosie and Alastair both...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I am glad we chose Rosie's. As soon as we pulled up and saw the chicken coop I knew this was a good choice. My 9 year old spent all her spare time out with the chooks. Staying here felt like you were staying with friends.There was a real Christmas tree up and every time I walked into the lounge...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The kitchen was well equipped, the hosts were very friendly and welcoming, quiet hours were respected and the hostel was in a convenient location. Everything was also very clean. It felt like we were at home!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Rosie and her husband are so friendly and helpful during the stay. We stayed a week! They used to be rangers, so give the best tips! They opened up their home and made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Couldn't rate this place higher - we really enjoyed our stay - thank you!

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stayed at Rosie's before and after an overnight trip on Doubtful Sound. As it was shortly after Christmas, Rosie and Alistair also had their family staying, but they could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Both rooms we used were clean and comfortable, as were the shared bathrooms. It was more like a homestay than a backpackers hostel....

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Rosie P, Owner at Rosie's Homestay Backpackers, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comment on staying with us. We thoroughly enjoy seeing people getting out in Fiordland and having experiences that really get you in touch with this very special environment that is on our doorstep.

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Reviewed 22 January 2016

23 years ago Rosie literally gave over her home for backpackers. She and family moved upstairs and left the rest for your convenience. You have full access to her very clean kitchen (with glasses, cups, pans, plates and utensils etc), lounge and bathrooms. There are family memorabilia and their furniture throughout. Beds comfy. There is a commercial clothes washer (does...

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Additional Information about Rosie's Homestay Backpackers

Address: 23 Tom Plato Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Rosie's Homestay Backpackers Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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“if you are a light sleeper, this is probably not a good place..”
 of 5 bubbles hweeyinn, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“The twin has a lovely upstairs loft for kids perhaps, and the beds are very comfy”
 of 5 bubbles eevis77, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“Anything at Rosies is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles NoelNN, 16 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Book early and ask for the double room if you have a little more money to spend - great value!”
 of 5 bubbles Pippped, 9 Jan 2012 | Read review
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