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    The Rutherford Backpackers

    46 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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    1 - 5 of 7 reviews

    Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

    We stayed in this friendly hostel for 2 weeks. The building is the old school house where Ernest Rutherford used to study so is full of character and history. Julie the manager is lovely as is the hostel cat Puss Puss! Rooms are good value,...More

    Thank EllieMariposa
    Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

    The Rutherford Hostel was our favorite in Havelock. It has comfy beds a great common room, working laundry machine and dryer and very welcoming hosts. Sure it aged with dignity, but it was the schoolhouse of Ernest Rutherford NewZealands most famous scientist. It is regularly...More

    1  Thank Benjamin S
    Reviewed 24 January 2015

    It's a beautiful and peaceful place to stay in in Havelock. It is big and it can host a lot of people, but at the same time it's quiet. All the hosted people and the managing staff and the owner are really friendly, welcoming and...More

    Thank gunfio
    Reviewed 17 March 2012

    We booked and paid online using the YHA web site several weeks ahead only to find on arrival at 6.30pm that our booked room was no longer available and we were offered a small internal twin room without windows as all that was left. This...More

    Thank Karen R
    Reviewed 11 January 2011

    Havelock is a great place to visit, but this YHA needs some money and a female touch. It has a run down feel and we avoided the kitchen and bathrooms as much as we could. Having said that, the manager is friendly and welcoming. With...More

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    The Rutherford Backpackers is located at the mouth of the Pelorus Sound, in the South Island’s Marlborough Sounds. We are placed centrally in Havelock, just a stone’s throw away from cafes, restaurants, museums, shops, art galleries and the renowned Sandford’s Mussel factory established alongside our scenic Havelock marina. If you are out to experience and explore the adventurous outdoors Marlborough has to offer, Havelock provides the perfect playground. Whether you hike, bike, drive or prefer the water, Havelock is sure to fulfill any adventurers needs or desires. Once the old Havelock school. the Rutherford has been converted into a modern backpacker style accommodation and shares a name with the school’s most famous pupil, Baron Ernest Rutherford of Nelson, creator of modern atomic physics. Another famous student from the Havelock school was William Pickering, father of the NASA space program.
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