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Reviews of Anchor Lodge Motel and Backpackers

Hostel | 448 Wharf Road, Coromandel, New Zealand 3506

89.3% Overall Rating

49 out of 51 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/02/2014)

"Good facilities, nice pool, spa, BBQ and free bikes. It was nice and quiet and nicely decorated and the kitchen is well equipped."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen USD 1.73
  • Towel USD 0.87

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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89.3%

Overall Rating

49 out of 51 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Anchor Lodge Motel and Backpackers'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
92.0%
Value
85.6%
Safety
88.8%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

12 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities, nice pool, spa, BBQ and free bikes. It was nice and quiet and nicely decorated and the kitchen is well equipped.

Disliked: They charge extra for a duvet which I think, when you're paying for a bed should be included too. Internet access is too expensive $2 for 15mins on the computer and $7 for WiFi until 10am the next morning. Also there are no lockers.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Nicholas Cullen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2014 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were really good and helpful and was only a couple of minutes into the centre of town. We stayed in a private with shared bathroom which was nice and felt very cosy.

Disliked: The communal kitchen was pretty grubby (but I know this is the fault of inconsiderate guests in the most part!). The bedroom walls are paper thin so you can everything next door (including them snoring!)

100.0%
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Debbie Robinson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 December 2013 Debbie would recommend this property

Liked: It was one the best quality backpackers I have ever stayed in. The motel side of the lodge was lovely with lights, trees and plants everywhere. Free use of BBQ, a small pool and jacuzzi.

Disliked: Nothing, there is nothing negative I can say about this hostel. It was excellent.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: It was o k but could have been better .The Dorm Room was right behind the kitchen which made sleep difficult ,in all didn't really like the lay out .I got the impression the backpackers side of the accommodation was an after thought and the motel was the priority

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Susan Gilbert

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

27 November 2013 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: In a beautiful part of the world. Loved the town and everything around.

Disliked: The noisy chaps on a works fishing trip! Loud until very late then up at 5.30am and loud again. Need to be told protocol when staying at Lodge, respect for other travellers who need sleep.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Immaculate yet homey.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

emily mcgarry

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2013 emily would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful, and the facilities on offer were really good; there was a spa and a heated pool, as well as a system where they would hire dvds out for you free of charge! The backpackers is in a lovely setting, and there was a good atmosphere. It was a good place to stay.

Disliked: emily left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Britta Witte

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 February 2013 Britta would recommend this property

Liked: The bar was nice!!

Disliked: The Kitchen was dirty

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hot swimming pool, jacuzzi, good bedrooms

Disliked: staff was a little rude, location (totally far from cathedral cove, that is in another city, not in coromandel)

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

telesia fauonuku

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2012 telesia would recommend this property

Liked: I like everything about this place... Great service and friendly staff.. Place was clean and tidy. I and the girls had such a great time... Thank YOU!

Disliked: Well, one of my friend lost her ipod. Maybe a locker for bags storage would be a great idea.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic, the accomodation was clean and the area was great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Joseph Hagemeister

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2012 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place within a 3 minute walk of town. The staff was kind enought to provide an extra blanket and space heater on a very chilly night.

Disliked: Could have been a bit cheaper given that it was the slow season.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hot tub and pool! The staff were very helpful in getting us where we needed to go and answering our questions. the kitchen was very well kept up and the rooms and restrooms were very clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

07 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice setting, friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

christelle bonnin

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2011 christelle would recommend this property

Liked: the private tv set in the bedroom

Disliked: the fact the bedroom was tiny

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel of the whole trip, was considering if it is not to fancy to be a hostel..

Disliked: nothing, it was all nice

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

01 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: was an amazing place. friendly staff, clean, big dorms, big kitchen, well, I liked it a lot.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Carl VANSELME

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2010 Carl would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness of the staff. Cleanliness. Location.

Disliked: Small private room. Bad soundproofing.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Constantin Kavadias

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2010 Constantin would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely cabin-style lay out. The area reserved for backpackers had a kitchen and lounge area that was nice but could've been bigger for the amount of people in the dorms. Bikes were available to hire, which was a nice touch.

Disliked: Backpackers have to pay extra if you want sheets/bedding. Although we were well catered for, there are many other cabins for private guests and it always feels like they are put first. Plus, backpackers aren't allowed to use the hot tub/spa pool after a certain time... discrimination!

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

06 April 2010

Liked: Weird atmosphere and staff. 5 minutes walk from town and there is not much in Coramandel town. Would not recommend.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

bernadette johnson

23 February 2010 bernadette would recommend this property

Liked: Cute set-up for double rooms and great facilities. Close to town.

Disliked: bernadette left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

28 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was the best place I stayed in New Zealand!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

05 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bit out of town, hostel was joint run with a motel. Beds were pretty solid and comfortable, but they charge an extra $2 for blankets. Pretty average hostel nothing special.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

01 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.