Waipara Sleepers

10–12 Glenmark Dr., Waipara, Canterbury, 7483, New Zealand

Wake up to fresh-baked bread and newly laid eggs every morning at this basic-but-rather-quirky backpackers lodge housed in old railway carriages and huts. It's first-come, first-served for breakfast in the station waiting room (now a basic, communal kitchen). Some of the carriages retain old leather seating and travel posters. There are also powered campervan sites and a number of tent sites, and they are close to the Weka Pass vintage Railway.

PROS

  • very rustic and rural
  • complete with all the sounds and smells of the country
  • a good stop for anyone cycle-touring

CONS

  • some of the accommodations and services are quite basic (where else in NZ advertises color TV!) but so is the price

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Pet Friendly
Casual
Countryside
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-314–6003

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms, 2 dorms
Rate Includes: No meals

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