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Sparkys Backpackers

Hostel | 271 tay st, RICHMOND, INVERCARGILL Invercargill, New Zealand 032172905

76.9% Overall Rating

38 out of 44 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/01/2015)

"Sparkys is great! I accidentally booked the wrong date and recognized it when I arrived at the hostel in the evening. Althought Sparkys was booked up we could improvise a bed consisting of a mattress on the floor in…"

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  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.94

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 0:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Invercargill?

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Sparky's Backpackers is a hostel in Invercargill, Southland NZ. We're small in size but big on atmosphere. Our theme is 'Railways,' as Sparky was once a train manager on the NZR Southerner. As we are a Small hostel we are a CASH ONLY business, however an atm is available 5 min away at Countdown supermarket on Tay st. Read more

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About Sparkys Backpackers

We've secured props from the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins. The film was shot on location both here in Invercargill and on the salt flats in Utah, USA.

We offer you the thrill of speed and the passion of a man who wanted to push himself and his machine beyond the impossible. You can view the movie for free at night, and if the night is fine we'll have a chin wag and sing along around our bonfire in the backyard. Bring your instruments!

Sparky’s is a relaxing place, chilled out in fact, stay a night, a few days or even a week. Sparky is currently renovating his garage as a tribute to Burt Munro, (Sparky style) atmosphere included. Sparky himself is full of passion for his business (and it shows) and welcomes guests from all around the world. Do yourself a favour and stay at Sparky’s. Be sure to check out big bird, when you arrive...

While at Sparky’s try out Sparky’s world famous 3 ingredient chocolate cake (donations greatly accepted) humour no extra cost.

Accommodation Information

- Egyptian style dormitory, bunks
- Double room,1 double bed with towels, face cloth and soap provided in the room.
- Double room "Burt Munro Loveshack", 1 double bed , face cloth and soap provided in the room.Spa pool recently completed ready for summer,(DONATIONS WELCOME TOWARDS THE UPKEEP AND USE OF SPA)

Location Information

Sparkys Backpackers
New Zealand

Some local attractions are:
- Stewart Island
- Southland Museum / Art Gallery
- Invercargill Brewery
- Swimming Pool