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Schwalmtal, Germany
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The Globe Backpackers is simple accommondation (if you take the dorm) combined with a super guest friendly owner, named Maurice. He is a former full time sheep shearer, so we asked for a sheap shearing watching possibility and he organized a tour for us. So the next day we did the tour with him and it was amazing, he gave...

Thank Georg807
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Sorry but the truth has to be told. the photo does not represent my mother ( aged 79 experience) partying and drinking alcohol until 3 in the morning, someone a man tried to break into my mothers room and her cell phone wasn't working. she couldn't escape out the fire escape fro her room there was none. But managed about...

6Thank viola F
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Great value for money in this old hotel in Riverton, The hosts were very friendly and gave us as a couple a large room with plenty of extra space. We did not hear the downstairs pub at all, which was a pleasant surprise.

Thank gortstep
Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

On our trip through new zealand in february this year we have slept in many accommodation but there has been nothing like the Globe Hotel ha ha :) after a very long car drive we finally arrived in Riverton and checked in the first hotel because we have been very tired! My boyfriend and me are afraid of shared bathrooms...

1Thank bunnii01
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We found Riverton because of the Swell, we stayed in Riverton because of great people we met. Staying at Globe Backpackers was so cool. It is definitely real "Southern" Charm right down to Maurice and Bas that run the place. It is a kiwi style bed and breakfast, comfy, clean, and they would go out of their way to make...

Thank Jessica T
New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The Globe Hotel of Riverton is over 100 years old, and is a fine old structure. It is rustic both inside and out, with a faint aroma of dust in the air and creaky floorboards. We had booked a double – but wound up in a room with a double and two singles. My husband immediately claimed one of the...

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

Initially we wanted to stay for one night only, but we liked i so much that we stayed another night. Rooms are clean and the beds are very comfy and reasonably priced. Some rooms have a nice view over the water and the bar makes you feel like being at home around the corner. The kitchen is a huge old-style...

Thank GotCor
Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2012

We stopped off in Riverton/ Aparima and stayed here at the Globe. The backpackers in the title may be a bit misleading as you are staying in an old school 1880s pub. Anyway, everyone is made to feel invited here. There was a pool competition on the night we were there and the locals all made us feel very welcome...

Thank SimonW123
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2012

My boyfriend and I along with another couple stayed here for one night in Jan 2012. We decided to stay in Riverton on our way to Te Anau, instead of a night in Invercargill... best decision ever. Despite The Globe's website lacking pictures of the rooms when we booked, which made us dubious about what we would find on check...


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Additional Information about Globe Backpackers

Address: 144 Palmerston Street, Riverton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Riverton
Number of rooms: 12
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