The Fire Station Backpackers

Address: 19 Hokonui Drive, Gore, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 19 Hokonui Drive, Gore, is near Waiatoto River Safaris.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Fire Station Backpackers Gore

      Reviewed by shiretrekkers

      Last minute stay

      Reviewed Aug 21, 2013
      by (10 reviews) Hamilton and Skelmorlie, Scotland , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      My partner David and I decided to spend the night in Gore so we could explore this wee town. Late evening, David spoke to a very helpful lady saying that we could just arrive, go into the room and just leave the money in the morning. Very trusting. the room was nice enough, basic but its all we needed at the time. we didn't really use the kitchen till morning but seemed clean and well equipped. We did try to use the TV that evening but couldn't get it to work :-( . Also was kind of afraid to put anything on the coffee table as it was about to fall apart. the room was a little chilly but it did have a air heater, down side it was set on a 30min timer so i had to keep on getting up to switch back on again.
      The room and the shower facilities were clean, and the lounge/reception area had lots of information for tourists, sightseeing, festivals and local area.
      Major plus side is its right in town so you can ditch the car and go to the pub, The Thomas Green, next door.
      nice place. Thanks x

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      TripAdvisor Reviews The Fire Station Backpackers Gore

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      A travel blog entry by kstyan on Feb 17, 2015

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      ... prize. Fun to watch. I checked out the shed with cooking, flowers, vegetables, once again the entries were smaller, that part of the old time A&P shows is dying. Nothing entered in the quilting section and only three things in the embroidery section. A big area of sheep to be judged, woodchopping, country music. By lunchtime the sun had come out and warmed things up a bit. After lunch we went back to watch the final parade of horse and other animal winners at 2pm, led by ...

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      A travel blog entry by uschijochen on Nov 23, 2013

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      A travel blog entry by sarahsmission on Sep 26, 2012

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      Well I thought I'd better write something since I've started this thing. Only five more sleeps to go!!! My bag is packed...for now...although it's been packed and repacked a lot this week. I think I have everything, I feel prepared, which makes me worried that I've forgotten something vital lol.