Escape Campervan Rentals

Reviews

Mollie Q's avatar

Mollie Q

Ranking: 10/10

Van was perfect for our trip around the south island, we warmly survived the winter roadie. The staff were extremely friendly and a good laugh. Set us up with everything we needed. I was impressed with the information they gave us about freedom camping, campsites and being a generally good kiwi. Thanks guys!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks, Mollie
We have a great team of people and culture at Escape who are passionate about NZ.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

Harold  Riegle 's avatar

Harold Riegle

Ranking: 9/10

Great people to work with. They are especially considerate during this lockdown - changing drop-off Location and not charging during level 4

Reviewed 4 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Harold
Thanks for your review.
Lockdown certainly was a strange time for everyone.
We are travellers as well and know what's important and when support is needed.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

Birgit Assmann's avatar

Birgit Assmann

Ranking: 10/10

We loved our Van, everything was perfect and worked well!!

Reviewed 5 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Birgit
Great to hear you had a Fabulous time.
Thanks for the review.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

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Meike Wenzl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience. Great check-in and drop off of the van. No problems at all during the rental time. Can always recommend.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Meike
Thank you for the review.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

Tamzin's avatar

Tamzin

Ranking: 9/10

Collected our van from the Auckland office - the staff were super friendly and very helpful in showing us our campervan. The van was clean and well stocked with everything you could need. We had no troubles throughout our stay (3 weeks). The bed was comfy. The staff at the Christchurch depo were just as friendly. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in November 2019

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks, Tamzin
We would like to think we are a friendly and informative group.
Thanks for the Great review.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

Mel Brittle's avatar

Mel Brittle

Ranking: 1/10

Sadly our experience of escape rentals was most disappointing. The condition we received the van in was completely unacceptable with the following faults: ripped and stained cushions, broken passenger window that slipped through the door and unable to be used or closed fully, broken AC, holes and rust inside the sleeping area, unusable stove, rubber seal had come away from both side doors and prevented the door closing fully. We were not offered another van on finding these faults, and on return of the van we were told that this was below their usual standard and would be offered a partial refund, however there has been no reply in over a week from the manager. These are high use vans and there is an expected wear and tear but this was unacceptable condition and it fell short compared to similarly priced competitors, which I've booked with in the past.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Kia Ora Mel and thanks for the review... We’d like to respond as follows: 1.You chose not to use our 24 hour Roadside Assistance service during your hire which would have remedied these issues in a matter of minutes. It’s therefore difficult for us to provide compensation or address issues if we’re not given the opportunity to fix the problem in the first instance.
2. Despite this, we still agreed to a refund which you accepted and we processed immediately. I’m not sure what else you were expecting further? 3. It appears the A/C was not broken, the stove was tested and working when it departed our depot and the rubber seals were all in place when you left. Not sure what has occurred here but again, all of this would have been addressed via our on-the-road service 4. We constantly check our pricing to ensure we are competitive and our records confirm we were considerably cheaper than our primary competitors for travel during this time. 5. We don’t misrepresent ourselves and the age and condition of our vans is accurately detailed on our website. It’s worth noting you chose to book one of our cheaper (older) standard vans and perhaps one of our newer self-contained vehicles may have been more suitable.
We have many positive reviews and happy hirers but it’s obvious Escape wasn't for you and I’m sorry about that. We wish you all the best with your future travels.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

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jonathan vadennr

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was great.
People are very professional and very welcoming. Van by itself was very nice looking and was working very well. No trouble at all. Everything needed was inside and we were happy to called it home for our trip. We miss this life now :)
I kindly recommend this company

Reviewed 7 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you for the review, Jonathan.
Cheers
Jolly Roger.

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Maxime

Ranking: 10/10

I passed two months in a wonderful van! It was really comfortable to drive it, to sleep inside and to cook.
The staff is very helpful!
The price of the hire was cheaper than the other conpanies for the season where I rented it.
And to finish, It’s always easy and friendly to recognize some other vans Escape on the road! You’ll do some nice meeting on the road!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for the review Maxine! The Campers do stand out as they are all individually painted by NZ Artists..
Pleased you had a safe and enjoyable Holiday.
Jolly Roger
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Laura Duggan

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Cheap and cheerful - don't expect any frills and you'll have a wonderful time. Check out and check back in process very painless, staff helpful and friendly.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Laura!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Damien Jacquet

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Really good travel with escape rental
The van worked very well and nothing to complain about
We really enjoyed to travel with the van and we recommend it to everyone
A very good value for money 👍🏻

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Kia Ora Damien
Really appreciate your comments as we work hard at Escape to provide a fun and informative service and product that is unique in being individually painted by some of NZ leading graffiti artists but also supplying safe, reliable vehicles loaded with fully equipped kitchens any many other extra's.
Thank you
The Jolly Roger
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Jeremy Wright

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

As a retired couple we are probably not the typical Escape customers, but we spent a month touring South Island in April and had a great time. The Escape van did well - no issues and 100% reliable and comfortable. The facilities are very basic but functional. All the Escape vans are all unique which is a nice individual touch - we had Boat Builder which we renamed "Ruddy Duck".

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Jeremy
"Ruddy Duck" may stick...i like it.
Jeremy it is interesting, we have a variety of age choosing to use Escape and most of the 30,000 hires would agree with your comments.
Thank you
Jolly Roger

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will.i.am

Ranking: 8/10

Escape Campervan Rentals. Great company to work with. Check in process was clear. Fun to drive on the left side of the road. Tips: check all elements for repair before sending out, warn people about the stupid sandflys,

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Haha..yes the sand fly's on the Westcoast of the South Island are infamous due to the rainfall which also gives us the stunning untamed natural wilderness of rivers and rainforests. I am not too sure on your comment of checking all elements for repair prior to sending out is regarding, but all vehicles prior to being hired go through a thorough 70 point checklist taking in mechanical, electrical, interior, tyres plus more.Pleased you had fun and i am sure many great memories.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Alice McCary

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience! Friendly, thorough service at pickup. Easy return.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Kia Ora Alice
So pleased you had a Great Experience with the Escape Rentals Team and product we so pride ourselves in as well our stunning country..
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Neil  Cook 's avatar

Neil Cook

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We can’t fault a thing, a truly fantastic trip, escape we’re brilliant to deal with as we’re Rankers. Our van went like a dream and never had a problem, really comfortable and great value for money. The staff we dealt with at pickup and drop off were fantastic. Highly recommend. Thanks to both companies

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Neil! Good to hear we (and the team at Rankers) looked after you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Andreas Jonsson

Sweden

Ranking: 6/10

Escape Rentals was 100% good to talk to and they had straight forward information. Nothing to complain on there. So far 10 of 10. But The car decreased the result and also here it was not escape fault because they had wrote about their van in the specifikations. However The van had a not enough power to work properly in Mountains. The automatic was not always working smoothly and the tachometer increased to 4000 rpm with a velocity of 70 kmph in slopes. One more minus was that the car had no cruise control. Overall it was a very good week and except for those problems above and some other things that decreased the standard a bit, we was satisfied. Satisfied with escape Rentals and the van took us wherever we wanted.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Andreas - we are a bit disappointed in the 6/10 rating if we're honest. We do state (as you mention in your review) clearly on our website the van specs including the engine size etc. We're not aware of any backpacker-esque vans out there with cruise control. They are not the fastest vehicles on the road (we make no apologies for that) but they are amongst the most reliable out there. We are glad that we ticked all the other boxes for you though and hope you enjoyed your trip in NZ.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Brendan Jones

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

The team at Escape is professional and handled my rental exceptionally. The pick up procedure was detailed and the team took the time to answer all questions. The safety-first and preserve the environment philosophy was clear during the briefing and the van itself was great. During the trip on the South Island, I encountered some minor issues and voiced my concerns. The Escape team went far beyond expectations in clearing these up. I would highly recommend Escape as their vans have comfortable beds, and are properly outfitted for the elements. Further, their team was excellent during the pick up and drop off process.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Brendan! Happy to hear that we resolved the issues you had and that you and Fairground had a good time in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Francois & Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Size of the campervans perfect for NZ roads, size of the bed is large and perfect. Sad you can't choose your design and vehicles a bit old but price and oprions are very competitive and service provided by the Team to help and answer queries is really efficient.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Francois and Caroline! We do cover the age of our vehicles on our website (we are a backpacker company after all) and we do try our best with design requests but cant guarantee any particular design received. Glad that we looked after you in the other respects though and hope you enjoyed your travel in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Jack's avatar

Jack

Ranking: 10/10

We cannot speak highly enough of the staff at the Auckland branch of Escape rentals - they were so friendly and helpful and showed real care for our trip. They went above and beyond to ensure we had the best trip possible. We would always recommend their services to our friends and family travelling NZ.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Jack!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Jana Fickerova

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely flawless process. The camper was exactly what was advertised and made our holiday super fun.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Jana! Nice to hear your trip was fun and Cathedral Cove was good for you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Claire Judd

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Spent 5 weeks travelling all over NZ in an Escape camper - had an absolutely amazing time. Perfect budget option. We had enough space for our luggage and were comfy. Would thoroughly recommend!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2018

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Claire! We're happy you and Treasure Hunter had a great NZ trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Felicity Littlefair

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

We hired two vans from Escape Rentals. Both were their cheaper Hugo vans. They were certainly old and budget, but they had all the basics, no fancy frills and that was all we needed. Despite them being old vans and having done huge amounts of kms both ran well enough and got us to where we needed to go. If you are looking for something budget, simple with no fancy frills then I would definitely recommend a Hugo van. They even through in some freebies of old camping chairs, esky etc which were nice!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2018

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Felicity! Glad the two Hugos gave you a good trip around both islands :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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CARMERS

Ranking: 5/10

My husband and I used an escape van for about 16 days during September 2017. We are American so we aren't used to driving manual cars, so we opted for an automatic van. We got a very old van unfortunately (when we saw the other options I think the manual vans were newer). Even worse to my surprise, it was painted with pinup girls on the side instead of the flowers or turtles we had come to expect based on the company's website. Needless to say, it was kind of embarrassing to park our bright pink and blue van with pin up girls while we were traveling throughout the country. Our stove didn't work (which wasn't a huge deal for us). I think the biggest thing that was hard was that the size of the van is very small and to store stuff you have to put it under the wooden slats where the bed is. This would not have been a huge problem, except we were traveling during a really wet month so anytime we tried to set the bed up, the bed would invariably get wet. There was lots of condensation during the night, and the only light source is a desk lamp. I think upgrading to a tiny bit larger van would have been worth it just to avoid standing in the rain when trying to set the bed up. I also just felt like the van was definitely on the older side. There was a plastic piece (like a grate) between the front hood and the windshield that fell off midway through driving and we had to stop and get tape to put it back on. I would have felt more comfortable getting an automatic with a different company that offered slightly newer/bigger vans. That being said, the price was good for what we got, and I definitely recommend campervanning in NZ in general. I think renting with Escape is reasonable as long as you definitely know what you are getting.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in September 2017

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Carmen - we are a budget backpacker company and we don't misrepresent ourselves, the age and size/dimensions of the vans is detailed on our site. We do have our Self Contained Escape vans which are all 2008-2013 models so newer vans are available also with us. We have more storage in our van than a lot of larger campers out there. We paint all sorts of things on the vans and Pinup Chix is featured within our gallery online - along with many other non-flowery designs. We are glad you enjoyed NZ and the van life though, and happy also that the price point was good ($27 per day in your case travelling over September/winter).
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Cory Snegirev

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely trip. Lovely Country. Lovely service.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Cory! :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Baudry Manon

France

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a self contained van for 12 days from Christchurch. Awesome company, good quality van, perfect service... go for it !

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Manon! Nice to hear that you and Wally-3 had a fun time in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Terry Boehmer

United States

Ranking: 2/10

We were unsatisfied with our experience with you. We had planned the trip since May and I had researched all the different companies and thought yours was the best product. The van was 12 years old with 300,000+ kilometers on it. It was dirty and worn out. It had no power going up hills; very embarrassing with cars behind me. We were going to drive up to Mount Cook but thought it would not be able to handle the hills. I have a 1995 Ram Van which had more power than this one. We actually ended up sleeping in hotels. The "chilly bin" was a very inexpensive ice chest that did not hold much food beside the ice and the ice melted within a day. I would definitely suggest to potential renters to ask more specific questions about the van they are going to rent to you.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Terry - this is disappointing to hear. We are a budget backpacker company and we don't misrepresent ourselves, the age of the vans is detailed on our site. This age/kms is pretty standard throughout a backpacker oriented fleet in NZ. We note that you hired a Standard Escape - we do have the Self Contained Escape vans which are all 2008-2013 models, they are a bit more expensive to hire but if you are after a newer model vehicle they are the way to go. We do detail that all the vans are 2.0L petrol engines also, little unfair to compare to a (Dodge I assume?) Ram - I'd say that's a much larger engined vehicle? We've checked our return paperwork and the prior hire to yours passed no comment on the vans power. It has been out on another hire post your return (and driven by our team) and no comments were made regarding the power either. It has been a hot summer so if the ice has melted quickly in the chilly bin (again we do detail that is a chilly bin in the van, not a fridge) we can only put it down to the very hot weather. We don't operate fridges as the vans have a single battery system and to do so would mean using the 12V cigarette lighter outlet. We did this around 8-9years ago and the amount of flat battery telephone calls we received from clients that forgot to unplug it when the engine wasnt running meant we decided it wasn't a viable option for us.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Audrey Barras

France

Ranking: 9/10

We rented an Escape campervan for 20 days in the Southern Island. We had a Johndory fish van, brand new ! We enjoyed it ! It was a great experience. Will do it again. People at the Christchurch office are so nice !

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Audrey! We're glad you and Dory Snapper had fun :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Stuart Atkinson

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Van was perfect, basically no issues over 3 weeks. Helpful staff on both ends.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Stuart! Glad you guys enjoyed your honeymoon in Valentine :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Laura Meelynn

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Glad we chose Escape for our honeymoon campervan rental. Pickup and dropoff were easy, comfortable bed, van did pretty well on unsealed roads. Screens on the windows would have been a lifesaver in sandfly areas. Put 3,540 km on it over the course of our trip and spent about $950 on petrol.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Laura! Glad you guys enjoyed your honeymoon in NZ with us :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Quentin Vercamer

France

Ranking: 8/10

Funky campervan!! Practical (not too big!), large bed (for two people), ice box, no fridge (does not need power but bags of ice). Not enough places to put luggage (under bed is not accessible). Escape team is very friendly, willing to help, with good explanations!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Quentin! There is around 300L of storage space under the bed area, the box lids simply need to be lifted to access the boxes. We do recommend bringing soft cases/backpacks where at all possible, some larger hard cases wont fit in the boxes. Glad to hear we looked after you with everything else :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Anis Quentin

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very comfortable and all was as said on their website. The team was kind and always here for us (we had a little problem). Maybe more information on functions of the van would be cool.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Anis! Glad we could help with any issues you had. We try to cover off everything you need to know at pickup regarding the van, and the Escape Guidebook in the glovebox of each van does feature (I think) everything you'd ever want to ask :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Lizzie Edmonds

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is our second time hiring a campervan from Escape and we are really happy overall. The vans have been clean, no breakdowns, easy to drive. We were upgraded to self-contained.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Lizzie :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Alexandre Grasland

France

Ranking: 9/10

No problem

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Alexandre :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Hannah Martin

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Would highly recommend using escape rentals - the guys were helpful and lovely and gave us some great tips (useful as first time campers).
Our van was just perfect, exactly what we needed, and made our holiday in New Zealand absolutely incredible! We also got so many comments from other campers about how cool our van was :) thanks guys!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Hannah! We're happy you guys had a great trip - and naturally to hear how cool the van is :-) Glad you found your wallet too!!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Dave Willems

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

definetly would recommend escape! Friendly and relaxed staf and cheap cool campervans. The guy who works there (forgot his name) has a passion for camping in new zealand himself, so he also gave us great advise for our trip.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Dave! We're pleased you guys and Heitiki had a fun trip - will let Krispy know you found his advice useful :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Ben Bryant

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Escape Campervan Rentals are a brilliant business, we had 6 weeks in one of their lovely campervans and enjoyed it very much. The staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The vans are well equipped and a pleasure to drive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Ben! We're stoked that you guys and Bach Life had a cool NZ trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Alix Braouezec

France

Ranking: 7/10

Old van but non problem with it.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Alix - yes our vans are backpacker oriented and a bit older than some of the big names, but they are well maintained and have the right mix of being rugged/dependable for a good trip around NZ :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Christoph Grubmair

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly staff, great looking vehicles, good service. Too little space inside the campers, not everything works as it should.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Christoph! Theres around 300L of storage under the queen bed area - sorry to hear not everything worked for you. Perhaps our QA process let us down on this occasion, hopefully you mentioned these items when you returned your van (or during your hire) so we were able to rectify them on the road for you (or once you returned your van prior to the next hire).
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Bruce Crombie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I had an absolute ball in the camper van and I would recommend yourselves to anyone coming to New Zealand. Everything was totally hassle free and the staff were very helpful when picking up the van and leave no questions unanswered and have great advice for using the camper van!!

I had a short trip this time but will be using escape rentals again if I have time at the end of this ski season and any time I visit New Zealand would use yourselves again!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Bruce! Hope we can see you again in a wee while too, just drop us a line and we'll look after you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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ALEXANDRE ESCOT

France

Ranking: 8/10

This is a good campervan, perfect for backpackers. There is much space for two people, the big bed is very, very comfortable and there is much storage, so this is a good point. The kitchen area is small but well organised, they provide all what you need for a good travel! And I forget, the design is very cool! The only one disadvantage is this price, a little bit higher but this is a good quality/price.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Alexandre! We are constantly comparing our rates with our competitors to ensure our prices are sharp - we aim to strike the right balance. Happy you enjoyed your trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Jessica and Jonny Pollard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good starter campervan, simple and easy to drive. Distinctive and really cool campervan designs and individual. Lots of storage but awkward to get to. Kitchen is basic, more utensils might be beneficial. Comfortable to sleep in, and bedding is perfect for our needs. Table and chairs are included in the cost.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Jessica and Jonny! We have around 300L of storage in the bed boxing, we are actually improving the access to these in our winter time renovations this year. Glad you enjoyed your time with Godwit :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Asbjorn Osland

United States

Ranking: 8/10

The van worked fine almost all the time except it lost power dramatically twice and the gas gauge didn't work. Staff at Escape were very nice.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Asbjorn - sorry that you experienced some issues with your van on the road. We checked your van post-hire - it transpired there was a sensor that needed replacing. Being one of our new self contained vans the engine is a lot more electronics-focused. Hope you and Kea Too had a great trip in NZ aside from this :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Tom Wouda

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

NO surcharge for extra driver, free kms, no credit card charge. Worn out vehicles, not very clean. Although basic not very cheap.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Tom - sorry to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations. We do try and allocate our newer vehicles to longer hires (such as yours) - unfortunately when you travelled with us it was a very busy time of year and we had just experienced some accidents (and post-earthquake travel after effects) to vans also. We do constantly check our competitors to make sure our prices are sharp, difficult with "not very cheap" - not sure what we are being compared to? Good to hear that you appreciated our free inclusions (unlimited kms, additional drivers etc).
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Nathalie

France

Ranking: 9/10

Loved the unlimited kms, the fact that we could go on unsealed roads, the designs of the car. Very handy inside even if not big. Perfect to drive everywhere. But could be nicer inside (more modern).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Nathalie! Happy to hear you enjoyed your van - we do strive to constantly improve and are undertaking more renovation work this winter, as well as building 30 new vans :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Dubrulle

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very helpful. Good van, beautiful drawings. The only negative is the large consumption of fuel.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review! As per our website we work on 10-12L per 100kms for economy - we find its the best balance we can strike for the size of van vs economy.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Eveline

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Satisfied with the camper, we like the paintings, drive nice, missing equipment.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Eveline! A full list of whats included (and whats not) in the van is on our site on the "Our Campervans" page - can you let us know what was missing so that we can look into it?
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Samuel Michalak

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly staff, good prices reliable campervan, we had one repair to be done and the service desk recommended an auto service nearby, van is a little old, but looks sharp and is cosy.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Samuel! Sorry you had an issue, but glad it was rectified on-road for you - and that you enjoyed the van :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Bina Johansson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Good service, perfect car for two people, not too cold during the night, cool paint job.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Bina! :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Soria Chher

France

Ranking: 7/10

Good company, easy to rent, good facilities. Just the vehicle consumes a lot of fuel!!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Soria! As per our website we work on a figure of 10-12L per 100kms for fuel economy. We feel the vans strike a nice balance between economy/performance and the size of the van itself.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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romain perroches

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very easy going, easy to book, cheaper than competitors, good care of customer but van could be much more clean. We expected a cleaner van, the engine is a bit weak.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Romain - we take pride in the cleanliness of our vans so this is a bit of a concern. Please can you contact us with your booking number so we can investigate. In terms of the engine performance, we do state on our website that all vans are a 2.0L petrol engine. They're not going to win any hill climb rallies but we feel they strike a nice balance between performance and economy.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Rose Guillaume

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

The first time I have been to New Zealand was with the company. I was not disappointed and the car I rented was really superb.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Rose! Good to hear that you enjoyed the van and your trip in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Robin Aitchison

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Escape Campervan staff was friendly and helpful. We had no mechanical issues with our van and we drove over 2000K over a period of 2 weeks. The price is very affordable as the campervan we had was very basic (bed, linens, cooking utensils, small pump sink, small counter), still meeting all of our needs. We had quite a bit of condensation in the mornings, but we couldn't open windows without being chewed by sandflies. My only suggestion is a pop-in screen where a window can be rolled down and a screen put in for air circulation and ventilation and cool evening air without the insects. If you stay in a holiday park, pay the extra money for electric as Escape supplies a fan, which was very nice for those nights.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Robin! Glad you and the Bee Hive had a great trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Julie Boboli

United States

Ranking: 10/10

AMAZING campervan rental company! Great experience. Easy company to work with. No hidden fees or gimmicks. Just a great, comfortable van at a fair price. We loved renting from Escape for our 3 week NZ adventure and would highly recommend them to anyone! Plus, the fun paintings on the van were a great conversation starter on the road!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Julie! So pleased you had fun :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Rachel Parker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Had the most amazing time in New Zealand with our Hugo camper. We're convinced it's the best way to see New Zealand, we could go wherever we pleased, whenever we pleased. We'd never driven a van before but it was easy to drive. It turned beautifully and was completely capable of going down unsealed roads, so nowhere was too remote. We hired one for a week in the north island and another for 2 weeks in the south. Our south camper was our favourite as it was a manual which meant we had more control over the hills. Also the bed was more comfy as the cushions were firmer. In hindsight we might have paid a bit more to get an escape and be self contained so we could camp more freely. That said we still stayed at some gorgeous campsites. All in all, just what we needed: small, affordable, easy to drive, somewhere we could call home for 3 weeks.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Rachel! Happy you enjoyed both islands in both vans :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Matt Tribe

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Camper was great. Fairly rustic as it drove like an older vehicle. Not great on steep hills but overall we had a great trip. Linens were clean and kept us warm. Certainly nicer campers available but this was great for the price

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Matt! Pleased to hear you a great trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Diane T

France

Ranking: 8/10

A van good enough for three people. Had everything we needed.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Diane! :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Ivanova R

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and simple. Easy to park everywhere. Good advice for campsites and tips.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review! Glad you and Barnum had a fun trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Connor Hormell

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Really great company with good prices without cutting corners. Vans are great and come with pretty much everything you need. Only reason for not a 10 is the sink did not work at first but they paid to have it fixed.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Connor! Sorry to hear about the sink but glad we got it rectified for you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Jennie Holland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Non self contained van hired for six weeks. Fully functioning with basic facilities which cover everything you need. Would benefit from a fridge and dual hob, but appreciate this would increase the price. Would recommend for a funky, alternative van.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jacquelyn Fili

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Everyone at Escape was great! Although we had to wait a little bit due to many groups showing up to pick up their van at the same time, they were very kind in offering us wifi and readings to keep up busy while we waited. Our trip started on a wonderful note with some other travelers gifting us things that they found useful on their trip! The van was in sturdy, and the van itself and the linens they provided were very clean. An employee makes sure to cover everything you need to know about working the van, and makes sure you are on the same page as them in regards to the condition of the van when you pick it up. The drop off was nice and quick upon returning to Escape and everyone was just as friendly as at pick up! Wish there was more access to companies like this in the US, I'd be vacationing in a van every year!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Richard Buytendijk

Netherlands

Ranking: 3/10

NZ is great but wouldn't recommend hiring a van at this company. To begin with our check-in was very messy and chaotic. Although we had an appointment to pick up our van we had to wait for over an hour and it took us another two to depart. At some point the employee of Escape had lost the key of the van and even accused us for having it!

On our way we found out one of the wing mirrors was entirely loose and almost immediately caved when driving the vehicle. Further the wiper and heating on the back window did not work. All in all a dangerous vehicle to drive in I think.

With regard to the equipment provided we were unpleasantly surprised the plates and bowles were dirty, cutlery was incomplete and the blankets were ripped and filty.

When returning the van in Auckland we got a one day refund on a total of 26 which was a nice gesture. I still think however that paying NZD 150 per day for a van like this is way too much. I got the feeling that the office in Auckland provides better service, Christchurch is surely not in control, in our experience.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Richard. At the risk of sounding defensive, we’re a little disappointed with this rating. Our vehicles are not dangerous and we have detailed service records and VTNZ certifications to support that.
The wing mirror and rear wiper would have been fixed immediately by our Roadside Assistance provider if we’d been advised - but we weren’t. Alternatively, a screw-driver would have remedied the problem with the mirrors.
We are sorry about the cleanliness of the van though, which is why we provided some compensation - you seemed OK with this at the time.
We would however challenge your comment of the price of our van being ‘way too much’. We’re not certain what you’re basing that statement on? You were travelling in the peak of high season Richard and $122 per day is considerably less than our competitors, several of whom are charging in excess of $250 per day ($122 was the actual daily-hire rate – The extra $30 per day was for optional insurance).
We are a budget backpacker operation and we believe we hit the mark almost every time Richard, but If price is an issue, we’d encourage travellers to try us during off-peak or even shoulder season , when we rent our vans for as little as $25 per day.
It’s also worth noting we upgraded your hire to a self-contained vehicle, because of the length and value of your hire, but obviously we still failed to meet your expectations.
We’re sorry for that and we hope you enjoyed your NZ trip anyway.

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H Q

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

We had a fabulous experience with Escape Rentals. We booked quite late and I got a personal reply very promptly. Service was super and we were given a thorough tour of our beautifully painted van. Van was well equipped with everything we needed and was easy to drive. I was impressed at the emphasis on safety and driving to the conditions as there are so many terrible drivers on the roads (especially tourists) at the time of year we rented our vehicle. No mechanical problems with the vehicle and it was nice to spot other Escape vans out on the road. We would recommend to others and would look to rent from Escape again. Great value for money and a unique experience. We were sad to have to hand it back.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Helen! Krispy says hi - and we are so pleased you and Spoonbill had an excellent trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Margo Bernard

France

Ranking: 10/10

So happy! Our van was great, it was clean and well equipped and we got so many positive comments on the beautiful artwork! We absolutely loved travelling New Zealand, would definitely travel by camper van again. Escape staff were super helpful and friendly. Just all round perfect holiday!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Margo! Happy that you and Sonic had a good trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Ivars Šmits

Latvia

Ranking: 1/10

Now we know Escape Rentals name origin! That's a van you want to escape! And take some ducktype to fix it.
- We got 13y old van with mileage close to 400000km, so it was much more worn out than in the promotion photos.
- Van was not prepared for safe driving. On the highway both side mirrors could not withstand the wind and vibrations. We had to stop after each 10km to fix the mirrors or to do it while driving. When contacting Escape Rentals service line they admitted hat "it happens" and offered to visit workshop to see how to fix it. It could mean loosing at least half a day for us, so we fixed the mirrors with the ducktype thus we also improved aerodynamics of the van to reduce rather high fuel consumption. See photo: https://twitter.com/IvarsSmits/status/820284319491129344
- After driving some 1300km the automatic gearbox started mulfunctioning. When switching in D or R the van was jumping with a strange jab. And then on return from winery on a bit steeper road it was not able to shift from 1st to 2nd gear, it happened only with some 6th trial. It was clear that with this van we will not be able to continue our journey. Called Escape Rental road assistance, they said that we should not drive the van any more. Then after rather hard and long phone negotiations we agreed with the Escape Rental manager, that we will rent other car ourselves (they did not have substitution vans) and they will recover for the unused days. I should say that for a moment they also considered that may recover from us expenses for transportation of the broken van!!?? We lost one day from our vacation on changing the vehicles, but were happy that escaped the old vintage EscapeVan. BUT, its not the end yet!!! Now Escape Rentals say that after checking the van they can't find the technical problem of the gearbox and that "The Boss" is unwilling to offer agreed refund and is confused as to why we called roadside assistance.

Will update you how we will succeed with this s...

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for the review Ivars. Our records indicate that you contacted us with the mirror issue – and asking to leave the vehicle in Queenstown. We advised this wasnt possible as we dont have a depot there. We stated that you should call our Roadside Assistance number to have the mirrors tightened or replaced on the road. It appeared from the phone conversation that you didnt want to return to Christchurch.
You then contacted us from Cromwell to advise of the gearbox issue. Unfortunately this was on a public holiday and our ability to diagnose/repair the vehicle was limited, so instead we offered to send a replacement van - at our cost. This was declined -you stated you simply wanted to leave the van there and continue with your travels..with a refund. You stated you had 45 minutes to get on a bus you had already booked.
We have since paid for the vehicle to be towed back and our qualified mechanic has driven and inspected the van. I can confirm he found nothing wrong with the gearbox - I can also advise we outsourced an additional inspection with the same result.
We have since driven that van more than 300kms and it has once more been despatched on hire – so far without incident.
Ivars, we have already incurred significant costs. The tow (which was not required) was in excess of $1000. I’m sorry, but we are simply not in a position to provide compensation when such costs have already been unnecessarily incurred - and there is apparently nothing wrong with the vehicle. The offer of a refund was made in goodwill with the information you provided at the time.
However, as you can tell from our previous reviews, we are a reputable, credible & reasonable company, so as a gesture of goodwill, we will continue to monitor this van and if any future hires report issues with the gearbox (travelling prior to 30 April), we will contact you to discuss a refund.
We fully accept that Escape was obviously not for you and we hope your alternative travel arrangements went well.

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Danielle Ingbrigtson

Canada

Ranking: 2/10

We dropped off our Escape Campervan a few days ago and we would Not use this company again. Although the van was self contained and included the basics, we still found our self buying extras for example dish detergent. There was numerous things we were disappointed in since we paid $149 per day. The radio didn't work, the speedometer was off, and the passenger mirror was broken. We mentioned all these things and more when we dropped off the van however all we got "Thanks for telling us".

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Danielle and thanks for the review. I’m sorry our campervan didn’t meet your expectations. When it comes to inclusions, a list of what is included (and what isn’t) is featured on our website. We also have these sorts of items available from previous hires (we like recycling at Escape) but perhaps none were available on the day.
Admittedly , we do keep our inclusions pretty basic and simple in an attempt to keep the price down. And whilst $149 per day is hardly small change, you were travelling at the peak of high season and this rate is reasonably low when compared to our key competitors (Travellers Auto Barn were $220 per day, Spaceships $159, Jucy $155).
I am sorry the radio didn’t work and you had issues with the side mirror. However, we do ask request and expect an opportunity to remedy these issues as soon as you are aware of them. We pay significant fees for a 24 hour on-the-road support service and these issues would have been addressed almost immediately if we’d been advised.
But do drop us a line Danielle at bookings@escaperentals.co.nz so we can discuss and review further.
Thanks again and we hope you still managed to have a great time in NZ.

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Sascha Pohlers

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

van well maintained, easy pick up and drop off. all equipment clean and functioning without problems. was a very worry-free trip!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Sascha! We're pleased you and Barnum had a great time :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Rebecca Arthur-Almond

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Simple, straightforward and friendly company. Cool vans with what you need to explore with some comfort.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Rebecca! We're pleased you had a good trip in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Roberta Peckham

United States

Ranking: 6/10

The staff in Christchurch are great. Very down to earth and helpful. Our van was great, and we had a wonderful (although rainy) 2 weeks on the South Island (during the earthquake). The reason for the lower rating is based on the conservation pass. I spent $80 for 2 weeks and then found that I wasn't able to use it anywhere due to location. The most locations turned out to be in the Marlborough region, and we didn't camp there at all. When checking into other DOC campgrounds across the island, everyone told us that they didn't honor the pass. Turns out that it's only honored by some, but not by most. So, we ended up having to pay for campground where we thought the pass would cover the cost. Maybe I should have read more about the pass before buying it, but the Escape site recommended it. Otherwise, the camper van was great. My only suggestion is that you provide a small supply of a few necessities -- salt/pepper and dish soap. Maybe add a door mat and dishwashing pan. This would have been truly helpful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for our review Roberta – I’m glad your campervan was great and you had a wonderful journey with us… and thanks for the feedback. I guess it’s a little disappointing to be marked down with our ranking because of the Department of Conservation (DOC) campsite passes, but perhaps there was a misunderstanding here. We certainly recommend DOC campsite passes because it encourages responsible camping and we know these passes represent excellent value. We also know they are valid at only 100 of the DOC campsites as this too is detailed on our website (which also features a link to the actual campsite-pass website, where again, the 100 campsites are listed, along with the campsites that are not included, and the detailed map to help you plan your trip).
We think DOC campsites are simply brilliant and we’ll continue to promote these accordingly. But thanks again for the feedback - We are pleased you had a good trip with us.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Marie-Louise Förster

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really good service. Would definitely recommend this company. And the campervans look awesome! Every van looks different.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Marie-Louise! Glad you had a great trip in Babushka and she looked after you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Lorant julie

France

Ranking: 3/10

We had a bad surprise with the van Escape. It was a non self-contained van so it was old and has a big consommation of gas and it seems normal to the rental. Not for us! We don't think it's normal to go to 30km/h because it's a moutain road and 2 hours to make 70 km it's too much!!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Julie - Sorry you were surprised that your van wasn’t self-contained. We have a mixture of both self-contained and non-self-contained vehicles available for hire, as per our website. I’ve checked through your booking and you didn’t request or mention your requirement for a self-contained van. These are available on request (with a small additional daily charge).
As far as the vans fuel economy goes - we work on 10-12L/100kms for economy as per our website (these vans are not three door hatchbacks and the fuel consumption is pretty standard for this type of vehicle). I've checked the paperwork on the two prior hires of the van you had for your trip and we haven't had a prior complaint/mention about economy or a lack of power? Our mechanic checked the van after your return and didn't experience an issue - the van has since been on hire and returned yesterday with no comments regarding this either. We do our best to be open and not misrepresent ourselves, but I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations. I do hope you enjoyed your time in NZ :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Tara Friel

United States

Ranking: 10/10

These vans are the best way you can see New Zeland. They have all you need to make camping as easy as possible and enjoyable. And the people at Escape were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Tara! Happy to hear that you and Green Lava had a good trip :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Julia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information and equipment. Good communication while travelling. Vale to money was good.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Julia! Glad we looked after you :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Sophia and Karen

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice van, we love the paintings, no mechanical problems, mattress is very old, hard and smelly.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Sophia and Karen! Disappointing to hear that the mattresses weren't up to standard, we have only recently been through the fleet and replaced all the mattresses as part of our ongoing renovations. I am glad to hear the van was reliable though - and the art is always awesome :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Charly

France

Ranking: 7/10

It is a very good van for the moment and we sleep very well inside.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Charly! We find them pretty comfy too :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Ardian G

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

They have nice campervans, they are also cheap. You have everything in this van. I like it.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Ardian! We like them too (a lot!) :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Lorenz Pfisterer

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

The van is lovely. Everything you need for a beautiful trip in New Zealand. Even self contained. The staff in Christchurch was very friendly. The items inside the truck were clean, but could be cleaner.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Lorenz! Happy to hear Dans Fan gave you a good tour around NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Lazarela

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The vans are amazing, easy to drive, equipment is clean and in good condition. Enjoyed sleeping in it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Lazarela! Really pleased to hear the van went well and took care of you on your trip in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Audrey and Max

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Good and reliable van in general. Great interior and nice big bed. Very nice customer representative who gave us good advice. Only problem: sucks in way too much gas!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Audrey and Max! Sorry you felt the fuel economy wasn't great - we do state on our website that we work on 10-12L/100kms. If you drive with the overdrive on in an automatic this can affect the economy - its a fine balance for us because you are never going to get small car economy in a campervan. The engine/van size we have works best we feel for economy and for the larger bed etc. Happy to hear that we looked after you at pickup and the van looked after you for your travels in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Lewis Whittle

England

Ranking: 6/10

Overall, you get what you pay for but as one of the cheaper options the van has been reliable and comfortable and has suited our needs, but be prepared for high fuel costs! It is not economical.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Lewis! Sorry to hear you felt the van was not economical - we work on 10-12L/100kms for economy as per our website. I hope you weren't driving with the overdrive off on the open road, that will increase the fuel consumption considerably. I am glad to hear that Hansen Kotuku suited your needs and looked after you for your trip though :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Kathryn Nolan

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Rented a self-contained van because of freedom camping restrictions. Van was a newer model (2010) and ran great! The company forgot to replace my gas cooker but told me they would reimburse me for buying a replacement which I appreciated. A little pricey for the solo traveller, but I would rent one again.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Kathryn! You got one of my absolute favourite vans for your trip - you'd be the envy of most travellers! Sorry we missed the gas cooker (I remember Kerry telling me he got too busy talking with you about holiday stuff!) - glad we got it resolved :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Adrien Gaumont

France

Ranking: 8/10

Van is very well designed and the inside is pretty cool - a bit expensive though.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Adrien! We have spent a lot of time over the years getting the layout just right (we feel anyway!) We do constantly monitor our pricing with relation to our competitors and strive to offer the best deal - I do note you did travel in our summer season so that may play a part. Glad you had a good trip in Rato :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Stephan Kirchenbaur

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice guy at reception and a very good introduction.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Stephan! Hope our circus van gave you a pleasant New Zealand trip :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Alice and James

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Easy to book, awesome designs, reliable and economical van. Comfortable to live in with plenty of space.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Alice and James! Hope you enjoyed your time in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Barra Shields

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

You get what you pay for. Everything is pretty basic and it is a tight squeeze with two peoples belongings so I would not want to have a third person. Easy to drive and run and they look cool too.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Barra! Our vans are basic and it is "cosy" with 3 travelling, but we are a bit of a rarity in a van that can seat and sleep 3, albeit in a shared space. It usually jumps from 2 to 4 people in vans and the size of the van itself then increases too. There is over 300L of storage space under the bed area, that's more than some 4-6 berth vans. They do make for good photos, which doesn't hurt when reliving those memories! Hope you enjoyed your travels in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Sarah van den Bos

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great time travelling through NZ with Escape.
The pick up in Christchurch was very welcoming and smooth. Very nice guy. As was the drop off in Auckland.

Good things about Escape:
- Good price quality.
- Great pick up and drop off.
- Good explanation at pick up. No bad surprises after we left.
- The van drove very well.
- The van was well taken care of.

Some disadvantages:
- The van was very old which brought some disadvantages. It was very noisy in the van when driving, as the motor is just below the seats. We've seen other Escape vans that looked very new so maybe we were just a bit unlucky.
- The radio reception wasn't good so bring a cable to listen to your own music.
- The blankets weren't very warm. We had our own sleeping bags so we were fine but if you don't you might be cold in the colder months on the South Island.
- The van was a bit smelly on the inside.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Sarah! Glad we looked after you and the van went well. Our vans are older but are very well maintained. We do have self contained vans also, they are the newest vans on our fleet but do cost more to hire. Unfortunately radio can be patchy, especially on the South Island. We supply free linen but do have sleeping bags and additional linen also available to purchase, or as you did you can just bring your own also. Sorry to hear you felt the van was smelly, we use a fair combination of cleaning products/deodoriser etc between each hire when grooming. Good to hear you enjoyed your travels in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Sierra Luciano

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Vans are great - easy to drive, well stocked with kitchen items and bedding. As we were leaving, brake lights were out. They gave us a free table and fixed the lights with no trouble.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Sierra! Sorry about the brake lights, these are checked during the grooming process. As I recall with your van it was actually because we replaced one bulb that both brake lights went out (wiring tripped a fuse). Hope you enjoyed your travels in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Jonathan Foskett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great little camper, lots of cool designs to choose from and reasonably priced.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Jonathan! Hope you enjoyed your time with Tiki-Too in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Helena

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good information and welcome at pickup of the van, discounts (e.g for Milford Sound). Small defects we noticed when driving (e.g air con, windshield wipers not working properly).

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Helena! Glad we looked after you - sorry to hear you noticed some items while on the road. We do have a comprehensive grooming/check schedule that each van goes through between hires, perhaps we missed the mark here.
Hope you had a great trip in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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alban guffroy

Ranking: 10/10

Our campervan was perfect, the perfect size, really nice painting and worked perfectly fine. The people at escape were super nice and helpful. I strongly advise this company. Your van will be different from any other van you will see and won't be as offensive as the slogan on the wicked campervan...

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for the awesome review Alban! :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Leslie MORSS

Ranking: 9/10

We were very happy with our Escape campervan and particularly pleased to get the black-and-white one with the graphics of Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy - it got a lot of attention and must be appearing on any number of people's blogs. The company was very friendly and we didn't run into any problems. As other camper-vanners have found, there was little advantage in being self-contained, the facilities in the NZ campsites being of such a high standard. We did not ever use the porta-potti and even in the one or two sites we used which required the blue sticker, there were facilities nearby. However, it was nice to know that we could if we wanted camp almost anywhere. We were travelling around for two months and slept in the camper most nights. If we'd been staying much longer we would probably have considered trying to buy a camper to sell at the end, but for the time we had I think hiring the vehicle was the best option.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for the lovely review Leslie! That van is something special isn't it..about 16hrs went into painting that, poor Sender (our artist) had black and white vision by the end! So glad you had a wonderful trip in NZ :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Naevon Espiritu

United States

Ranking: 9/10

My husband and I rented from their Las Vegas location last year and had a great experience with them so we decided to use them again for our trip to New Zealand. We picked up at the Auckland depot and returned in Christchurch. Both depots are located not too far away from the city centres and are a short ride away from the airport. Pickup and return were very easy, fill out a bit of paperwork and you're good to go. Customer service was top notch and they made sure to answer any questions we had. The only con we really experienced was our van was a bit older and worn down than we would have liked. But for a budget campervan rental we knew what to expect. I know they have some newer vans and I think you can request to be put in one of those but it depends on what's available at the time of your pickup. Overall though, the van has everything you would need. There's ample storage, the bed was roomy and comfy, easy to setup/breakdown the bed/table area, and it was easy to drive. For the price and what you get I would definitely recommend using Escape for your New Zealand adventure. I wouldn't hesitate using them again in the future. Thanks for a memorable experience!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Naevon (and Jason!) - thanks for your great review!! We'd love to have you back, and love seeing your photos of your trip! Make sure you ask for the returning customer discount :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Gerardo Furtado

Brazil

Ranking: 10/10

It is a good, affordable campervan with an excellent customer service.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you for your review Gerardo! We're pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and with NZ :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Eileen Donzal

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The company is very professional and legit. I would rent from them again in a heartbeat. We had an amazing time!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Eileen! Happy you and Sir Ed enjoyed your time in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Sabine

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

The vans look great and are technically in good condition - yet the interior is rather old and not clean. In the end, we had to buy several tools/equipment ourselves like glasses, a plunger etc to make our travels more convenient.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Sabine, thanks for your review! Glad you liked the van and it was good condition :)
We do have a pretty rigorous grooming schedule, so im disappointed to hear you didn't think the van was clean. We'll pursue with our groomers. We do have a full list of whats included (and whats not) in our vans on our website (www.escaperentals.co.nz/our-campervans/) - we feel we supply basically everything you'd need to jump in and go off on your trip. We are a budget backpacker operator so our ability to keep our prices sharp relies on us keeping the equipment to the most necessary items. Good to hear you were able to buy the extra bits you wanted though!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Nathaniel Sutherland

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Escape was amazing! From the moment we picked up the van we were welcomed by amazing staff who walked us through everything and made sure all was well. Loved their "no hidden costs" policy because there literally was not a single hidden cost. Although expensive, we had an amazing time with our camper. The one thing that would have been better was if there were nicer linens, but that was just a small thing that we hope they fix for future campers. Some of the things in the van (pots, pans, plates etc) were not in the best shape but Escape said if anything broke to keep the reciept and they will refund us. They kept their word and when something broke we were able to get a refund. Overall amazing experience and would totally recommend Escape to anyone (as long as you are a good driver).

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Nathaniel! I'm glad you had a great trip :-)
We are a backpacker operation so we do our best to ensure the gear we supply is in good order - but yes we do always offer that if something breaks & you replace it and keep the receipt we will reimburse you for it. We have engaged in a large scale commercial linen purchase recently also - we hope that goes a long way towards enhancing the vans further.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Georgia Coleman

England

Ranking: 9/10

Great way to explore New Zealand. The van was the cheapest for what we wanted, plus, great art work all over! Very friendly when picking up and helpful (remember what they tell you!). Downsides: van was a bit mouldy in places and they forgot the solar shower.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Georgia! Sorry we forgot the solar shower (I see though that we did refund the cost to you, so I hope that all worked out OK).
We have carried out extensive renovation last winter season (and will do again this coming winter) with regards to our newer vans - the issue is that often clients do not adequately ventilate the van while on their trip, and trap moisture inside - which of course encourages mould. We do treat and bleach every van between each hire of course with our grooming schedule. The new roofs we have designed/manufactured and installed have actually proven to stop this issue for us, which is great news :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Mark

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great company, always really helpful and easy going, yet always professional right from start to finish.

Very simple yet very iconic vans. Great for one or two people on a smaller budget.

Had an absolutely awesome time touring New Zealand in 'Monarch' (aka the butterfly van). This has to be the best way to see this amazing country!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Mark! Monarch is a very popular wee van, she does make for great photos :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Steffen & Steffen

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We booked our campervan three days before arrival in New Zealand and the only company that still had a camper was Escape. The van in nice (only 129,000km) and has everything you need.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Steffen! Good to hear the van looked after you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Laryssa Kwoczak

United States

Ranking: 4/10

The van was okay. The service picking up the van was good. The Christchurch location is a little bit of a walk if you don't have transportation. Our van had a broken USB port so we couldn't play music from our music players. The back set up could've been a little better. The can opener was crap and didn't work. The plates were plastic and one had a big crack in it. Just little things that could have easily been replaced for less than $10. The van itself drove fine. We had no issues with it breaking down. We were disappointed with the cooler. It was small even for 2 people and was a stand up cooler, not a chest cooler which made it hard get things out easily.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Laryssa, thanks for your review - I'm glad that you found the service we provided good and the van was reliable. Sorry about the USB, plate and can opener, our QA process has let us down there. If you had contacted us while on the road those could have been remedied immediately for you. In terms of the van layout & chilly bin, we have had the same layout ever since we began and it is all detailed on our website. Our CHCH location is on our website also and it does say we are a 20min walk from the city centre. That is about as central as its possible to get in CHCH post-quakes. Hope you had a great trip in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Vera Hutman

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We loved our little campervan! Perfect budget model for 2 people, very good value for money. Absolutely would reccomend. It looks great on our vacaction photos too!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Vera! Monarch is a lovely paintjob, glad you got plenty of pics of your escape :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Elisa Felising

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful vehicle with good artwork (Sir Lancelot), good tips and tricks for camping from the guy in the pickup office. Reliable vehicle with everything we need.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2015

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Elisa! Glad you had a great trip in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Kate

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Hired a campervan for 5 weeks travelling north and south island. Had everything we needed including basic kitchen utensils (did purchase extra cooker and kettle). Layout was good however after the trip we found having to go outside to get to kitchen was rather annoying especially when raining. but cant really moan as all space was used efficiently!
Design was fab and Escape had no worries when they had to refund us for oil and new tyre when we had a blowout.
Just a few design ideas maybe some more hanging hooks, cupboards on van wall and something to prevent cushions from moving all over the place when driving and even just sitting on them (maybe velcro or a non slip surface).
Our only really negative comment would be the service when we were picking up and dropping off our van. There was one member of staff dealing with many customers at the same time - it didn't feel personal when we were picking van up and sorting out paper work in office and she went outside and started serving other people. Also when dropping off we had to wait 1hour to see someone which when we did only took 2minutes!

Other than that the van was amazing, and was our faithful companion on our adventure around New Zealand, designs are awesome and would totally recommend to anyone!!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Kate! I've passed on your comments regarding layout etc to the GM, we are always looking for ways to improve :-)
Sorry you felt the service wasn't personal, we are a family owned business with only a small team in each depot, and if someone is taken ill or such it can sometimes mean one person is left in charge of doing just about everything! However I am glad that you had fun and enjoyed NZ (and the van!!)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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vicki scott

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Rented a campervan for one month Christchurch pickup and Auckland drop off.
Staff were very friendly and helpful with booking and at both depots - very easy to deal with.
Van was mechanically sound and had absolutely no issues throughout.
Van was suprisingly fuel efficient for size.
Great van - made my holiday one to remember!
Could not recommend highly enough :)

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Vicki! Pleased the van looked after you and you had an awesome NZ experience :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Liam Challenger

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great, friendly and personal service. They helped us every step of the way and went above and beyond to make the experience as seamless as possible. Great van, with a simple but thorough intro to it and always happy to help throughout the the trip. All the little extras such as routes. A well kitted out van with everything you need to cook, sleep and enjoy your drive. A big shout out of thanks to Krispy for his help and patience with us!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Many thanks for your review Liam!! We're glad you had a good time :)
I would pass the feedback on to Krispy, but im worried his head may inflate even further hahaha!!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Melissa

New Caledonia

Ranking: 10/10

We rented the escape 4 campervan for 5 days during our stay in the South Island. We couldn't be happier with it. The van is really cleverly engineered, easy to drive and COMFORTABLE. It is with great certainty that we would RECOMMEND EVERYONE to chose this company. The pre and post services is excellent. And the prices are really good in comparison to the rest of the market. T hank you again to the team for making our stay so enjoyable and we hope to see you again. :)

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your lovely review Melissa :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Dusty D

United States

Ranking: 9/10

The Escape crews (both Auckland and Christchurch) were great. Super helpful with any questions I had about travel - made me feel like they had time for me and not just trying to get me out the door. I ran into some travel issues (flights) that needed prompt communication, which is what I got. Ended up renting two vans (one on each island) and they made the process easy by moving my information, intake paperwork, and bond over so I didn't have to do it twice. I highly recommend Escape; they were a solid choice to hire through.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Dusty!! We like to get to know you, its all part of the fun for us too :-) Glad you enjoyed both vans and both islands!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Leigh Herman

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We loved our campervan from Escape! They set us up with everything we needed, and even went for a test drive with us to help us get used to driving on the lefthand side of the road! We camped during the winter, and the electric heater they gave us kept us nice and warm. Great experience overall, and I highly recommend Escape!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Leigh, thanks for the sweet review!! Glad Rawa Rawa kept you warm and looked after you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger (and Krispy says hi too!)
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Sophie Horn

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We traveled around New Zealand for 6 weeks with the escape Campervan. We loved the van (it was the Harry Mcquarie one - we made loads of little friends), especially the layout. Everyone who worked there was really friendly and helpful. We highly recommend escape campervans.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Sophie (and Isobel) for the review! Hairy Maclary makes friends wherever he goes :-)
Great to hear you loved him and he looked after you on your adventure!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Emma

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Rented a campervan for 1 month Christchurch pickup and Auckland drop off.
Staff were very friendly and helpful with booking and at both depots - very easy to deal with.
Van was mechanically sound and had absolutely no issues throughout.
Van was surprisingly fuel efficient for size.
Great van - made my holiday one to remember!
Could not recommend highly enough :)

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2015

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

THANK YOU EMMA! Awesome review - so pleased that you had a good trip and the van gave you some cool memories :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Bram and Laura

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We have a great campervan, everything is working well and everything we need is in our van. The organisation is flexible! They told us, that every question was answered in their book, but I think this could be better.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your kind review Bram and Laura! I am actually working on next years version of our Escape Guidebook at the moment, I'm getting there but don't want it to end up being as big as War and Peace ^_^
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Stuart Nelson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We picked up an Escape camper in Christchurch and spent 23 days winding our way around New Zealand till we dropped off the van in Auckland. The escape rentals guys were so friendly and helpful. Gave us loads of really iseful info about NZ as well as a few of their favourite spots. They even gave us a BBQ a previous renter had left. Th van was and comfy to sleep in and came with really well designed blackout blinds. Could really have asked for more. Highly recommended!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your terrific review Stuart! Glad you guys had an awesome tiki tour around NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Jamie

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We rented an Escape Campervan about a year ago. Everyone at the Christchurch office was fantastic - very helpful and quite humorous. The layout of the van was user friendly. I particularly liked the storage cubbies under the bench seats. We traveled around for 3 weeks and we never had an urge to stay in a hotel/inn. Top notch experience with this company.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in November 2013

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your awesome review Jamie!! Glad you had a terrific time in NZ and that we gave you a bit of fun to start with too :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Mark

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Comfortable and spacious.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Mark :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Antton Vappula

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

Very simple van. Cool paint.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Antton,
Thanks for your kind words! Simple but effective, just like me haha :)
Glad Bula Fiji gave you a fun experience in NZ!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Frank Jensen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Very good pre information.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Frank,
Thanks for your review! We like to spend the time to go over things with you and to get to know you a bit :) Glad you and Bob Marley had a great trip around NZ!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Marinette

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

It is not very clean but we have all the things we need.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Marinette
Gosh - we’re gutted that your van wasn’t up to standard cleanliness-wise. This is actually something we take a lot of pride in because we know it’s important! We do have pretty rigorous quality-assurance procedures in place but it appears this one may have slipped through. We also give all of our hirers the final opportunity to approve their van before departure, but we should have picked this up ourselves. My apologies. Thanks for the positive rating though – I guess everything else was OK :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Maria-Julia Frilaj

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is really expensive, if I could have more time in New Zealand, I would buy my own car/van.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Maria-Julia,
Thanks for your review too - you were travelling with Kathrin below in Mandala :)
Again, not sure if you mean NZ is expensive or Escape...we are pretty ruthless in checking our rates against our competitors and ensuring we are offering the best price.
With buying a van..do remember that you wont get a van of the same age or condition as we offer, you'll get something that's probably 20-30yrs old for the same kind of price. You don't have roadside assistance/breakdown cover unless you purchase it (or insurance too for that matter). You'll need to stock up on things that we supply in the vans as our standard..etc etc. Plus at the end of your trip you then have to try to sell it, along with the many hundreds of other backpackers doing the same thing! Its not an easy market, there are many old backpacker vans still unsold online after the last peak season..
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Kathrin Deichmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice campervan, even for three people, well equipped, helpful information provided on website, including a brochure with all DOC campsites, relaxed staff, expensive.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Kathrin,
Lovely review thank you! I'm glad our Mandala van met all your needs and you had a good trip in NZ :)
Not sure if you mean NZ is expensive or we (Escape) are? We constantly check our competitors and ensure we have the cheapest prices available. I paid 4GBP for a coffee in London not too long ago so I guess its all comparable!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Matt Hyland

England

Ranking: 8/10

Easy booking and communication online was quick and simple. Collected van, (Krispy), friendly and full of advice, we picked up a van with a funky paint job. Only downside is some of the extra bits - picnic table and chair are falling apart.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Matt,
Thanks for your review! (and Bex's below too) - sorry that our accessories let us down for your hire. We have actually carried out a full review of all of our extra items and been out and bought further stock, so hopefully that addresses that for the future. Fush'n'Chups is a funky van aye? Hes proven very popular!!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape
PS Krispy's already swollen ego thanks you too! ;)

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Bex Hyland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good reliable van, got all the basic utensils, some a little old. Friendly and helpful when we collected.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Bex,
Thanks for your review! We are always looking to upgrade the items we supply in all the vans wherever possible - glad to hear we looked after you at pickup time :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Marinette

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

It was not very clean when we started but we have all things that we need.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Marinette,
Glad you enjoyed the van and it came with all you needed :) Sorry to hear that you did not feel it was clean, we do have a pretty rigorous cleaning regime that we go through for every hire and we do pride ourselves on the product we deliver!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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daniele pontarin

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Rental: 3+ weeks. Route: north & south, 4500km.
Problems: no one.
Escape does a pretty good job. Mini-guide booklet is useful, and van maintenance was good. It wasn't the newest one, but I rent it just a few days before. And with a great design as well, kiwi proudly made.
I didn't compare with other companies about prices, but for sure there are no hidden costs, all is clearly explained.
My yellow lava has been a really brave horse, nothing could stop us!
An unforgettable experience.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for the great review Daniele! So glad you had a wonderful trip!! Yellow Lava certainly is a popular van, hes parked right in front of my office at the moment actually - he's off on another adventure around NZ tomorrow morning :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé

France

Ranking: 9/10

We really enjoyed New-Zealand thanks to our great campervan ! Each design is unique. The campervan we had was working well, we had no problem at all. Full insurance allows you to drive on unsealed roads. Price was really correct.
It was our first experience driving left, it was fun and easy ! Kiwis drave safely so don't be afraid. Enjoy !

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Marie-Emmanuelle,
Thanks for the kind words! So happy you had a great experience here in NZ :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Jon Van Wren

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Rented van for 3 weeks. Krispy a mine of information in Christchurch. Had a brilliant time in what must be one of the most civilised countries in the world. Not a moments trouble with the van. In fact, it's probably the only way to see NZ. Had days that will be remembered for a lifetime. Priceless.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

GREAT REVIEW!! Thanks Jon! Krispy is certainly full of information, some of it is even useful.....haha!! (as he gives me a shove)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Emeline Dupre

France

Ranking: 9/10

The welcome is very good. The van is well organised and cool. The mini-guide they provide is a true asset. The only reproach- the opening hours are too short.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Emiline,
Super review, thank you! We find our hours are long enough, we do open of course on all the public holidays and weekends, we only close on Xmas Day and New Years Day :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Nicolas Trezeguet

France

Ranking: 9/10

The people and vans are really good, and the mini-guide is a true asset. So far the only con would be that their office is not near the airport. (Christchurch) but the shuttle can arrange this.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Nicolas for the lovely review!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Reisender Sohn

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect road trip!
We spent 3 weeks driving with TUI FAN. Extremely pretty art work, new van, air conditioning, very reliable... the staff was very friendly.
ESCAPE RENTALS ARE THE GOOD GUYS!!!! - No hidden costs, great customer service also on the phone, well invested money there...
The only negative thing we can think of is that the van takes 14 litres per 100 km.
But besides that, our warmest recommendation.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review! Tui Fan is a beaut paintjob isn't it?? I am surprised by your comment regarding fuel consumption - we are finding that the new vans we have on fleet are actually the most economical we've ever had! Maybe you took her on some gruelling terrain. Anywho, glad you had an awesome trip in NZ :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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ursula Jaag

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

We are very happy with our choice to drive through New Zealand with an Escape Camper. it was simple but stable and very easy to handle. Perfect for us. We had all we needed had dreamed of. And the Escape guys helped us along our journey with friendly and uncomplicated service. Thanx a lot!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Ursula,
Thanks for your awesome review, glad you had a great trip! :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Myrte Crucq

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

The perfect way to explore New Zealand. We had about 3,5 weeks to see the whole country and our Haring van brought us to many wonderful places, it was funny how people reacted to our van: making photographs and turning a smile on everyone's face. Thank you Escape for this wonderful experience!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks! We're happy that you guys were happy, and that you made everyone else happy too!!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Gemma Woods

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing 4weeks in our van. great service. great van. Amazing paint works. Couldnt recommend it more!!! Thanks guys!!!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

No, thank you!! Im glad Sender Flash looked after you and took you everywhere you wanted :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Cato de Haan

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great camper! Everything you need is in it and easy to get. Staff is awesome. And the camper has a great look ofcourse!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you! Love to hear this, thanks for the review :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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David Monks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great time travelling up to the north of South Island from Christchurch. Krispy and Jolly Roger looked after us very well and we're very accommodating. The camper van experience was superb. A great way to see the country at your own pace and enjoy some of the most scenic driving In the world. The van was very comfortable and well equipped for our needs. We would definitely choose Escape again!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks guys, so glad you had a great trip!!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Rich Schmidt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We had a ball in NZ. We loved our Muppertmobil and had lots of fun with people smiling at us in our bus. NZ and especially the doc campsites were a great experience. Thank you for the kindness of the stuff in Christchurch. I think every person will be happy to travel with ESCAPE Campers.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your awesome review! I think the Muppets make most people smile :-) SO glad you had a great trip in NZ!!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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G S

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

We booked our camper about six months in advance for a total of 31 days for pick up in Auckland. It is however a disappointment. The van is over 10 years old (run over 340k) and is really worn down on the inside. Motorically and size wise its great however, the hygiene and bedding inside is a different story.

1) It wasn't clean, so we had to do a lot of work to get it up to standard and get the smell out of the cool box for example/ curtains are stained/ covers over the bench pillows do not fit, showing the foam and the mattress cover was too small for the 'mattress'.

2) the bedding is so worn down that it constantly feels like you are sleeping on the wooden planks below.

After this we decided to take a detour and go through Christchurch with the hope that we maybe could get different bedding. This was not possible. The gentlemen was very friendly and told us the feedback was appreciated, but could not help us further. (Christchurch and Auckland work as separate entities).

We hoped to get at least a van that would be a little younger and of higher hygiene/ quality standards than our current van. As mentioned, the van is motorically in good condition and the size is just right. We still have 3 weeks to go before we return the vehicle. We hope Escape will deal with this accordingly.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi there, thanks for the comments. Sorry you received one of our oldest vans. We are a backpacker operation and whilst the overall standard of our fleet is comparatively high (compared to other backpacker campervans) there are a few which admittedly have done high mileage (although as you’ve mentioned, these vans are still well serviced and mechanically sound!). We do tend to allocate our newer vans to long hires, which we think is fair, and at this time of the year, our average length of hire is 35 days. Again, we’re sorry you received an older van (our fleet availability was also somewhat stretched following the interisland ferry ‘situation’, where we were unable to relocate fleet to AKL).
Having said that, we did offer to swap vans for you in Christchurch - which you declined (our Auckland and Christchurch depots are not separate entities as you’ve mentioned).
Furthermore, when we contacted you again during your trip to remedy any problems, you advised that you’d rather wait until the end. As per your comments, we have subsequently dealt with this.
And please also note that all of our linen cleaning is outsourced to a professional drycleaning company.
Escape Rentals is a backpacker campervan company and the product we deliver generally exceeds expectations of our hirers (read the other reviews/rankings). But sometimes, we miss the mark. We’re sorry for this but we do ask that we are given an opportunity to address any issues as soon as possible.
We hope you still an amazing experience in this wonderful country of ours.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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tim archer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We can't thank the Escape guys enough! 3 weeks for our honeymoon traveling round both islands in the Escape van is the best adventure we have ever had! Thanks to the Auckland guys and gals for saving the Batmobile for our travels, which made the trip even more special as it featured on our invites and cake! Batmobile was Perfect! Never gave us any problems as the vans are serviced to a high standard! Staff were very helpful giving us advice for campsites and ferry. We miss NZ and the batmobile already and we have only been back home 5 days. Already saving for our next trip in an Escape van! See you guys soon!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you so much guys!! Its SO nice when we can get the van designs lined up with requests :-)
We look forward to seeing you again as well!!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Kevin McEvoy

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Travelled both islands in style in the Godzilla camper through August and September and couldnt recommend it enough! The best way to see this beautiful country. Van was in great condition and the staff at Escape were friendly and helpful. Hope to come back again some day!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in August 2013

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Kevin,
Thanks for a lovely review!! We hope to see you again some day too :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Aoife

Ranking: 10/10

We landed in New Zealand 7 months into our round the world trip and thank God for Escape! Amazing Price and a great service! We hired two vans..one in the north Island and another in the south! Both vans were great,comfy, clean and did the job nicely
!The vans were a bit old but you can tell how well serviced they are! we didnt have one problem in two months!
Plus I can´t say enough good stuff about the staff! In both offices...especially Crispy in Christchurch! The man is a legend and gave us loads of tips of how to travel New Zealand really cheap..which can be done!
Thanks a Million Escape for everything and for adding amazing memories to our round the world Trip!
we will never forget waking up in our Sphinx van with the sun rising over Mount Cook and no other people around!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in May 2013

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi guys,
SO glad you enjoyed the van and your time in NZ!! Sphinxy is a great wee van and we're glad he did you proud down here in the SI :)
Krispy says hi and he's blushing a bit..which is unusual for him as he's not usually so modest haha! Thanks again!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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James Ellis

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Thanks for an amazing way to travel new Zealand, picked it up from Christchurch service and knowledge of places to stay and things to see we're great. The van was in very good condition great to drive and the decorations were great. Highly recommend Escape a rentals to anyone.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi James,
Thank you so much! Lovely review :)
Hope to see you again in the future!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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russell hawkins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We picked up our amazingly decorated campervan form Escape in Christchurch, a heat guy called krispy helped us out and gave us very useful information and tips, which made our first trip to NZ one of a kind, thank you to everyone at Escape, we will be coming back soon!
From Russell and Rachele :)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi guys!
Thanks for your awesome review! Krispy says hi and says you are too kind!! Glad you had a wonderful time and Kowhai looked after you :) Remember to let us know when you come back that you've hired before to get that returning customer discount!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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J Andrews

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Positive: admn, booking, taxi to office all easy; everything listed was in van, mechanically OK; reasonably clean inside. Negative: van very old and shabby with >400,000km on it; seats & belts had no adjustment & were uncomfortable; passenger door didn't close properly & whistled, AC didn't work; linens clean but bedding was old, stained & falling apart.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear that your Escape experience wasnt all you hoped for! I have looked into it and it does appear that you have received the oldest van on our fleet for your hire. Its definitely not our usual style to have vans with defects such as you mention. We do take heart from your positive comments though regarding the other items, thank you :)
The van you received is actually being sold this month to make way for a batch of new vans to be built in the upcoming few months as we do constantly upgrade our fleet.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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lewis done

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well what can I say... The best part of our 3 month world tour was our 2 weeks in New Zealand, Having one of these vans is definitely the best way to see this beautiful country. Me and my better half picked up our van from the Christchurch depot. Straight away met with friendly faces and advice. Krispy explained all about the DOC sites and how they were in the most stunning locations.. What a legend, he couldn't of been more right. Plus any small fees go towards maintaining the area which is great.
Our little blue beast didn't miss a beat the whole time we had her. Well appointed and very well maintained, you can't put a price on the freedom it gives you. We got so many compliments on our van during the trip. So much more fun in comparison to a plain old thing.
Word of advice, go for the full insurance package. There's a lot of sites and things worth seeing down unsealed roads. Also, you don't want to spend your whole trip worrying about someone pranging your van!!
All in all i cant recommend both the company and the vans enough. Me and my girlfriend truly had the time of our lives in this wonderful country...... And thats really saying something, normally she hates camping........Cheers

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

WHOA! Thanks so much!! Great review and some sound advice in there also :)
Cheers!
Jolly Roger
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Andrew Wemmer

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Great service, upfront and come equipped with everything you need for primitive to fully serviced campsites.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for your review! :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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hector_dan

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome!!! we had a 7 week journey with our van, never had problems.... as kiwis would say, looks good, runs well ;-)

Nice and helpfull staff an you get what you pay for..

Gid day

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

We're not worthy, we're not worthy!! Awesome review, thank you SO much!
Cheers :)
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Megan Child

England

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service. Our van has been well looed after and maintained. The staff were professional and friendly and were able to give us a 15% discount as we were renting the van out for two months.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Megan,
Thanks for your review!! :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Stevie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Basic camper but very spacious, reliable and comfy. Perfect for a solo traveller or a couple. Tons of storage and easy to drive (manual).

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Stevie,
Great review, thank you! :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Julie Lamart

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good car for the price paid. Good Toyota Hiace. Bad accessories: frying pan not flat, gas cooker cheap, can't boil water for pasta, broken chair, could use more utensils. Bad surprise when picking up the van: had to have $4000 frozen for insurance. Not explicit on the website.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Julie,
I'm sorry that we let you down in the accessories department! We try to supply as much as we can, does become tricky over our peak season as we have a huge volume of vans going out on the road and we try to share everything as evenly as possible.

I like to think we are very transparent with everything, including our insurance - particularly info that's online. Our terms and insurance page does detail clearly that a bond is frozen on your credit card and released on dropoff and the levels of our insurance excesses. But I will endeavour to see if we can improve on what we feature!

Glad you still had a good time in NZ!

Cheers :)
Jolly Roger
Escape

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jerseyjim

Jersey

Ranking: 9/10

This is the third time that i've used Escape and cann't fault with them at all.

Great value for money and the campervans have unique paint jobs which just add to the personality to the van.

I always pick my campervan up from the Chch depot and am so well looked after by Krispy Leckie and the man is a diamond.

So if you're looking for a great campervan and good service this is the place to go.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Jimmy,
Always a pleasure seeing you, Krispy is pretty special...in his own way haha! We look forward to seeing you again for trip #4 :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger (and Krispy)
Escape

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erikduinkerken

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

I had a very good experience renting an Escape campervan. Escape delivers what they promise: a low budget camper, that is clean and technically in order. Although I drove the camper intensively for almost 7 weeks, I didn't encounter any major issue. The amenities are basic, but more than sufficient for a great camping trip through New Zealand. The staff at the Christchurch depot was very friendly and helpful when I picked up the van, giving me many tips on where to go, and how to organize a NZ camping trip. If you want a great NZ experience, I would recommend doing a camping trip in an Escape campervan!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Erik,
Thanks for your lovely review! So glad you had a good trip and Pirate looked after you!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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John Forrest

England

Ranking: 8/10

Campervan was clean, comfortable and perfect for waht we needed it for - a comfortable place to sleep each night.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi John,
Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the van and trust you had a great stay in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Def Fem

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Escape provides you with an affordable campervan which is equipped with all the necessary things. The vans are not oversized so they are still driveable. No bond on credit card!!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you for this great review! We aim to please :)
Hope you had a great trip in NZ!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Rob Klauer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great views!! Plenty of space and nice looks! Very handy for some tiny (narrow, windy) roads, especially in the North Island!! Coromandel for example. Better than a house on wheels!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Rob,
Thank you so much for your review! We love that you can just about anywhere in our vans, they do offer a real bit of freedom :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Dana Wetzel

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you Dana!! :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Mark Westebring

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, colourful van, complete and drives well. Good rental price.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Margreet Hanemaaijer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

So far so good!! Email contract and pickup Christchurch was perfect. Van is easy to use and drive, yet basic. Better than 'Backpacker' but not to be compared with campers in terms of luxury (eg limited ventilation possibilities when engine is off) Positives are price/value, long beds - fits dutch guys! Negative is cannot stand up straight inside.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Margreet,
Thank you for your lovely review! We often hear that we are good for the taller folk amongst us :)
As with most low top vans you cant stand up inside, but we hope we make up for it in other areas!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Val Phillips

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We loved our van. It was the cheapest that we found. Very spacious and reliable. We drove 'Kaiteriteri' very hard for two weeks and never had a problem. Slept very well.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Val,
Glad you had a great time and thank you for your kind words :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Filsack

France

Ranking: 8/10

Easy to drive, cool painting, useful and cleaned inside facilities. Awesome staff!!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you so much! Glad you had a good time :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Lucy Wilde

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

So far so good!!! The van is excellent, compact but has everything two people travelling around New Zealand could want with an added bit of style.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you!! Baby Bok Choy is an awesome styley van, we're glad he looked after you :)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Dick Stewart

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Accustomed to cycle touring and camping with a tent, this mini campervan meets our needs in a very comfortable manner. One drawback, we were not advised that the Liquid Propane Gas tank needed to be filled.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your kind words! Sorry about the LPG tank, this is something we normally cover at pickup time. Glad you had a good time otherwise :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Eline Vakentijn

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Cheap, nice camper, but no luxury. We would not mind paying more for a fridge and not making (preparing) the bed every night.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Eline, thanks for your feedback :) We try to cram as much as we can into the vans, but have to draw the line somewhere! Hope you had a great time in NZ!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Ozgla

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Cheap, large bed, a lot of place for storage, got everything you need.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you so much! Hope you enjoyed your time in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Scott Simpson

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent customer service, vans rustic but clean, in good condition and colourful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Scott,
Thanks for your feedback, nice to know we doing a good job! I love the term "rustic", I must use that one more often :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Johann Maier

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Cheaper than other rental vehicles. They are small and easy to drive. Not good, no power inside for a fridge or else you have to put the cable through the window to have a light or change a battery.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Johann,
Thanks for your comments! We are a backpacker operation so we dont have power electrical COF status etc (as much as we'd like to!) We find the mains power cables a great alternative and of course they are supplied free with the van :-) Hope you enjoyed NZ!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Lepied

France

Ranking: 8/10

Car cleaned before we took it - nice people, small issue with the GPS (but works now).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your feedback! Glad we could sort your GPS out :-) Hope you had a great time in NZ!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Schertenleib

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Cool style outside, less comfort, right fuel needed, very expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi, thanks for your feedback! The rental camper market is pretty cut-throat here and we are always making sure we are competitive on our prices. It is (like hotels and flights) inevitable that peak season travel is more expensive than off season, but then you get the best of the weather! Hope you enjoyed NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Renate Rohlin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very well organised, a lot of practical and useful information. Reliable and friendly, our bus was a bit old though, with a hole in front (so we had cold feet).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Renate,
Thanks for your feedback! We are always in a process of upgrading and renovating our fleet, we operate the newest of any backpacker fleet in NZ. I know exactly what you mean by the hole in the front - its an air intake for the engine, it is meant to be there! We normally cover it though to prevent chilly feet, we must have missed yours when the van was groomed, sorry! Hope you had a lovely time in NZ otherwise :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Janicha Blumenthal

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Expensive in main season. A lot of space, comfortable to sleep but uncomfortable to sit at the table.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Janicha,
Thanks for your feedback! We always strive to be competitive in our peak season, but naturally travel in beautiful summer is more expensive than over say wintertime, same as hotels and flights etc. Hope you enjoyed your time in NZ :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Vincent & Lian

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very friendly, lots of information, we chose the company because of its relatively new fleet (against good prices). Too bad we got the oldest van in the fleet (13 years old), outside is nice though.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Vincent and Lian,
Thanks for your feedback! Sorry you didnt get one of our newer vans, we'd love to give everyone a newer one but its not always possible sadly! I hope you enjoyed your time in NZ regardless though :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Mats Harstedt

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Nice and cheap little camper with somewhat slow engine.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Mats, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your recent experience with an Escape Campervan! I hope you had a lovely time on holiday in New Zealand!

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Harald

Austria

Ranking: 6/10

Small campervan, low costs, strange smelling mattresses and blankets. Equipment is ok, enough space for everything.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Harald, Thanks for taking the time to post feedback on your Escape campervan experience. Sorry to hear that your bedding had a strange smell, I will pass this onto our grooming staff for re-checking, though all linen/bedding is changed after each hire and then drycleaned to ensure cleanliness. Glad to hear the space in our campervans accommodated what you needed! We hope you had a great holiday in New Zealand and come again soon!

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Bart Goovaerts

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Van is ok for unsealed roads, comforts in the van are basic.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Bart - Thanks for taking the time to post feedback on your experience with an Escape campervan. We hope you had an great holiday in New Zealand!

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Deirdre Hayes

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Willing to negotiate on price and cheapest rental we could find. No problems with the vehicle.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Deirdre! Thanks for your feedback. We are always willing to negotiate and glad you enjoyed your experience with Escape Rentals! Until next time .....

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biddybid

Malaysia

Ranking: 9/10

We picked up the Batmoble in Christchurch and returned it to Auckland. We loved the simplicity of the campervan and the artwork. The artwork created many a conversation. Krispy in Christchurch was very easy to deal with and offered many helpful hints for us. Travelling on the Bluebridge Ferry was a great experience and using the voucher made the trip affordable. Returning the vehicle to Auckland was easy and they were easy to find. Thank you for a wonderful two weeks with the Batmobile.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your time in your Escape van! Thrilled to hear from you and about your travels around New Zealand! We love to help out our Escapees with their trip, from where to stay, what to do and the best way of getting there. Come back soon!

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Becky Edney

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good basic campers, have done 2 weeks of a 4 week trip, no problems so far!! Squeaky van is my only negative.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Eric Grant

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

This is the second time we have used Escape. The front wheel collapsed this time but Escape say they will refund the cost of 2 nights accommodation plus car hire while we awaited repairs.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Fontvieille

France

Ranking: 8/10

Vans are really ok. Well furnished and funny. The queen sized bed is a good value.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Robin van der Linden

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

It is a really nice campervan, with enough space. Only hill climbing is not its strongest point.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Alice Bastiman

England

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty good campervans. Ours had blacked out windows, could be pretty annoying if you get a van that doesn't!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Canada

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Van was a bit worn out.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Thomas Reidinger

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Comfortable campervans with all includedyou'll need during your trip through NZ. And every Escape has his own unique design.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Claire Colquhoun

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very enthusiastic despite the recent problems they had encountered due to the earthquake, very helpful and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to hire a camper in NZ.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jim & Rebecca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

This is a budget company - vans are basic but have all essentials. Comfortable, plenty of sleep space, easy to drive. Great welcome from pickup point in Christchurch, loads of advice (Krispy).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Melanie Berube

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

All we needed for the best price and we did our research. Plus we like the paint job.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hartheib Schmid

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly with all information to the insurance. No table in the camper, plastic cups would be better.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nick Roberts

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Almost new vehicle, in good condition aside from broken glovebox. Compact van but fits everything well.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Calvin Parsons

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly staff, reasonable price, excellent van.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Rebecca Stones

England

Ranking: 7/10

Customer service was excellent, idea behind the product was good and creative. However, lacked some basic items we thought eg kettle. Not very 'green' petrol wise. Other than that we love our pink van!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Zenager

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Terrible bed.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Melanie Gruber

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

You can call the company every time from every place all over NZ, They'll help you. Price OK, full insurance possible.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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jedalton78

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent campervan rental company! Big, super clean van with all the amenities you need. Easy to drive. Easy pick up/drop off. Well priced. Plus the staff met all of our needs, even in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake. Cheers to the Escape crew. Thank you, thank you!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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David and Wendy Lucas

England

Ranking: 8/10

1st Class communication all done via email. Good price, but if you like more luxury than a tent, go for something else. Great time for us though.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kris

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A good and organised inside, you can have a lot of fun while camping, the vans are getting old.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Sven

Austria

Ranking: 6/10

Good idea but a little more effort into hardware (car) and equipment would be great. The latter is not really clean nor complete.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Leontine van Laar

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Low budget camper, but very good and everything included! Also enough space. Very good camper compared price and quality!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Matthias

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Well organised, clean car, good for low budget holidays, well equipped.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Olivia Carvill

England

Ranking: 5/10

Can't stand up, no refridgerating facilities, cramped - not sure what other vans cost, but I guess you get what you pay for.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Belony

France

Ranking: 8/10

Quotation on internet - good idea. Designs on the vans are great, it is different from other companies. Affordable prices. Negative point: age of vans.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jen1804

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent customer service. Spacious, great quality van. Campervans are the best way to get around and sleep for free!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Sorcha O's

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service, super friendly + accommodating staff especially Roger.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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John Casey

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Super friendly company with excellent online and office services. Very budget friendly for backpackers like us. Campervans are good clean and reliable.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Carolyn Clark

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Vans basic but ok. Drives well. The addition of a camping stove with 2 rings and grill would enhance the experience for travellers (we borrowed a stove from a friend in Christchurch).

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Flora

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Well designed space, functional, a little too old.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Enno Brehm

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Could care a little more about the details on their van (interior lights not working, speaker defect, doors shrieking...) Very nice people overall, though.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Maria Lorentzen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Very good company - very helpful if in trouble.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Krause

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Reliable, easy to drive, but nothing against moskito, and much limited inside.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Tim

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

No frills, bed on wheels plus agility. To cope with NZ roads, take the " No worries mate" insurance option and go for the unsealed roads.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thijs Schoemaker

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Low price, good equipment, no hidden rules, simple but reliable.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

It's a good car with enough place for stuff. Equipment is good as well it's a wicked colored car :D

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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markus Kieper

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely car, just the equipment could be better (the portable shower is broken).

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Fam Schuijers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

very practical and doesnt slow up down compared to larger campers.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rob

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

It's good value for money

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jackie

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We are travelling by campervan w/escape. The campers are not luxury standard, but practical. It's great that they're all painted differently.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ulric

France

Ranking: 7/10

Tor such many kilometres a diesel engine would be more economic.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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hermine Petz

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

They are great, quite expensive in high season though.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Laura McDaniel

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Service was great, van in good shape; came with all basic necessities.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Sabrina Bazin

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Professional website, great service

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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marcoswi

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Not so much space for 3 persons, but it's O.K!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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florian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

If you like adventure, then these campervans will be right for you.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ray

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Brightly painted, hippy style campers. Fun to drive and always a topic of conversation.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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joannaw

England

Ranking: 4/10

Artwork on vans is brilliant, everything else needs work. Van was old, price was expensive in comparison to newer campers on the road, cutlery was rusty, blood stains on the sheets, need I say more!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hey Joanna. Thanks for your comments. I'm really sorry your Escape experience didn't measure up. We get linen professionally drycleaned, so I'm really disappointed about that, as I am with the cutlery (having just invested $1,000's in new crockery and cutlery). Did you let our customer service staff know about this, because we take pride in our ability to remedy any situation? And price wise, I'm certain we are always competitive, because we always check, match or better our competitors?

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Martina Bumiller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect for two people, too small and uncomfortable for 3 people! Nice vans!!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Heide

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice service, fine car, enough space. Missing some road maps in car.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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rosil

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great van. Many space for 2 people, all important things in there.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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DavidHilton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good, practical van, easy to camp in. Diesel would have been better than petrol.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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jjakkeren

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice coloured van with enough space inside. A Navman is handy as no decent roadmaps are supplied.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Amanda McCaig

United Kingdom

Ranking: 2/10

The campervan they first provided for us in Wellington had been in an accident. The company was quite prepared to leave us without any transport on one of the busiest weekends in the year, when there was no other transport available. We had to take it, as there was no alternative, but we lost a day making them check that it was safe & legal (it wasn't) - a rear light was out. We then lost time finding a garage to do a temporary fix on the broken light. The van was also dirty and the bedding in a disgusting state. The company provided a much better van for us when we got to Rotorua several days later, and gave us some discount on the cost of the first van. However they should sent a van down to Wellington as soon as they knew one was needed. They didn't. This is poor customer service. Giving us money back did not make up for spoiling our holiday or the day's rafting we lost. The vans themselves are a very poor conversion. You can't sit in them comfortably as there is no back to the rear bench seat. This company needs to spend less on fancy paint jobs and more on converting and kitting them out. They should also make sure all bedding provided is clean, washed and sealed in plastic bags for each customer, not just stuffed into the bench seats. Would not use them again.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2008

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Amanda, Gutted! When you travelled with us a 18 months ago, did you speak to us about your experience at the time? Things have changed a lot since you had a van– we don’t use the Welly depot you dealt with anymore…and we’ve spent many man hours and kiwi bucks to refurb all our vans as well… also the older ones have been phased out (including the one you were initially in).Please contact us if you do come back to NZ –I’m confident you’ll be much happier this time around.Cheers for the honesty!

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Silhan

Czech Republic

Ranking: 6/10

Good attitude to customers, quick confirmation of reservations. With present knowledge we would choose a bigger campervan - for 2 person too small. Check state of the vehicle - oil, water, battery!!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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LosItaly

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Runs well, cheap.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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DennisK

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Everything okay except the beds in the campervan are too hard.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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richardh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

They do what they say will do but no more! Good customer service in the main.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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VenesJ

Norway

Ranking: 9/10

Cheap, goes well. Friendly staff. Excellent explanation.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Gillian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Van is well equipped, easier to drive. Our has a nice design! Van wasent ready at time we agreed but company gave us that day for free so fine by us.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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RobH

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good, great value. Reliable (so far), no CD player in ours although some do have radio.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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JasminA

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

The vans are quite old, but everything works well. You need to know were to fill the oil! Coolest painting compared to other companies.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Friendly people, van quite old but clean.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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JoT

England

Ranking: 10/10

Good well organised, friendly company. Just seems expensive.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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RichardB1

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good van, no hidden codes. Just insurence needs thinking about.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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RobC1

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very good company, just too expensive.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Denys

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice van. Good service.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Graham

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent campervan and great people. My only compliant is that I have to pay to replace my windshield - but that is certainly not their fault.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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AstridVG

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good company. Very helpful and friendly. Good insurance. Facilities in the bus are fine and in good shape.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mette

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Very reasonable value for money. Information at pick up could have been better (Queenstown).

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Linda

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very friendly, good isnurance, all the facilities you need are present. The can could be more comfortable.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jows

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Nice van but pretty high price and no fridge.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Budget price but reliable campervan. Exceeded expectations.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Lucy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Soooo good, excellent look. Got so many comments - its called the Pacman!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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markus

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The water tank was dirty, full of bacterias. No problem with booking and friendly service.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Chris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

So far, good van, Could do with a proper fridge & possiblynewer model of campervan but am happy with what we have.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kathryn

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

A few mods & this van would be great e.g above bed storage, integral cooker. The sink is not really required. Foam is very thin. Warm & snug and keeps out the rain. Curtains are good & thick.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Martha

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great customer service, ethic, van design. Cosy & functional. Couple of things would improve experience e.g; fridge rather than coolbox, couple of small repairs in sleeping area.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Martina

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

You have evrything what you need.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Manuela

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

You have everything that you need.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Andie

England

Ranking: 7/10

Very basic, some problems with gears & mismatched/worn equipment but good fun, good size to drive & sleep in. Love the design.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Erik

Norway

Ranking: 8/10

Good service, good deal.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Hans

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Cheap, clean, very friendly.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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George

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Easy booking. Camper well equipped. Works fine so far. Good and cheap insurance option.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

They paid our tickets from Auckland to Christchurch and we got a discount. Staff is friendly and campervan is fine.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mat

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Does what they said and if you want basic travel then it is very good. Can be slow on steep hills though.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Alice

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We are free to travel where we want and we are always in the nature.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Rowan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service, price and camper van. Any problems were sorted as soon as we called.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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abby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Escape Campers - Very helpful staff - We were told everything we needed to know and are only a phone call away if we needed any further help.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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maria d

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

what a reat holliday! we came all the way from germany to travel around new zealand in "bond banana" what a great country, what a great camper! thanks to the team from escape! they are all so nice and helpfull! hope to be back one day! tschuess!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Tim

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic. Good service before and after arrival. The campervan took a little while to get used to and a table would have been nice but they still get a 10.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Klaus Uhl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really happy with it. So far they have done everything they've said. Good extra tools that they don't have to provide. Solar shower not so necessary.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Phil Connelly

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good service. A bit like camping in a van really! But the cheapest... And gives us car prices with the ferry.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Bethany Webster

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Not so modern, but you get your value for money.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Roger and Heather Smith

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fab! Superb - so much so that we'll get one made when we get home. Company were superb, really recommend them to anyone.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Kevin

England

Ranking: 8/10

Perfect van for 2 and comfortable. Few things needed fixing but nothing major. Had good insurance and they sorted out a chip in the windowscreen straight away

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Lucy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Past my initial expectations. Good value for money. All quickly sorted by email.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007