After 20 years of successful and recently award-winning* operation, Anakiwa Backpackers is changing its name for this coming season as of October 2014, to Anakiwa 401 – Self-catering Guesthouse.
Owner/operators, Tanya & Shayne Jacks say “Since we purchased the property in 2008, we have made numerous improvements to the service our business offers. We now feel the time is right to respond to our guests’ feedback that our accommodation is ‘more than a backpackers’, and change our name, to one that better reflects its guesthouse feel.”
“While we remain a small, homely, waterfront self-catering accommodation provider in the Marlborough Sounds, we now offer a combination of the conveniences of backpacker-style accommodation such as full kitchen facilities, dining and lounge areas, with that of the homely, warmth and friendly hospitality of a B&B in our home”.
Anakiwa 401’s quality affordable accommodation – with twin, double & share rooms (ensuite and shared bathroom) and a self-contained apartment – is ideal for singles, couples, small groups of friends or family, where guests experience the comforts of home, along with the option to interact with fellow world travellers should they choose.
Located on the water’s edge, right at the end of the Queen Charlotte Track and as an Official Partner of the NZ Cycle Trail, Anakiwa 401 is the perfect spot to go walking or mountain biking, and with sit-on top kayaks available free to its guests, kayaking the calm waters of the Marlborough Sounds is a great option too. Anakiwa 401 is centrally located in Marlborough, so an ideal base for exploring more of the region by car. Or if a relaxing break is appealing, the extensive outdoor areas in native gardens with stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sound, makes Anakiwa 401 the perfect beach garden getaway.
In conjunction with the new name, Anakiwa 401 has launched a new logo presenting a guesthouse in a waterfront location and this fresh new responsive website.
Room rates start from $40 per person in a 2-bed share to $155 for 4 people in our self-contained Bay View Apartment.
The Green Caravan Café @ Anakiwa 401 continues to operate – opening at 1.30pm every afternoon from Labour Weekend until the end of April.