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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

My partner and I stayed at Watson's Way for two nights during our time in the South Island. A perfect spot to explore the vineyards using the bikes we hired on-site (which are new and in excellent condition). Peter is extremely welcoming and helpful with...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights. Found the place to be clean and quiet. The BBQ area is well kept and the common area was tidy and clean. Peter the owner was really nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Dirty and more like a brothel... owner an old man was unhelpful and more interested in money which was not worth the accommodation at all... room bed sheets dirty and unwashed with hell knows what stains. Owner refused to change ! Left as loud dirty...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed at Watsons Way for 1 night so we could tour some of the nearby wineries, and though our stay was short we felt welcome as soon as we checked in and could have easily stayed for longer. We parked our...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I've been meaning to write this review for a very long time , as this place really deserves all the good reviews it has gotten! It was without a doubt the cleanest, most organised hostel I've ever had the pleasure of staying in! The owners...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room & Suite (11)
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"Never stay here!"
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"Two spots for campervans"
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"Set in a courtyard lay out.The new set up allows for a mix of room options for singles, couples etc. all..."
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"Try withe others . The BBH rating is misleading. Insist not to have the doubleroom behind the reception."
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