291 Rankers Reviews
We offer our valued customers a range of custom-built Motorhome, Campervan, and SleeperVans, which are all fully equipped and certified Self-Contained.
Benefits of signing up for a Motorhome, Campervan, or SleeperVan rental with us include:
We offer unlimited mileage on all our Motorhome, Campervan, and SleeperVan deals so that you can explore New Zealand at your own pace.
Our cheap Motorhome, Campervan, and SleeperVan rental deals are quoted in a transparent manner so you can be confident that there will be no hidden charges.
Comprehensive insurance is included in our Motorhome, Campervan, and SleeperVan quotes, our insurance covers you on all NZ public roads. All our motorhomes and campervans run on diesel and are fitted with Independent heating systems, no need to be plugged into power to be warm, you can flick a switch for heat at any time.
We are happy to pick you up upon your arrival at Christchurch or Auckland airports free of charge, we will then drive you to our Christchurch depot or our Auckland agents depot, where we show you the full operations of the Motorhome, Campervan, and SleeperVan of your choice.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Christchurch
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This review was selected by Affordable Motorhome Rentals of Affordable Motor Home Rentals on Mon 04 Feb, 2019.
Lynda, Duncan and family gave us a fabulous introduction to NZ and camping with their personal service and excellently fitted out van.
They instantly made us feel at home and went way beyond to make the experience as easy as possible.
The vehicle ran faultlessly for our 2700km trip and was a pleasure to drive. Our sleeper van fitted with the side awning was the envy of other campers that had rented from other big name companies.
The stock swap allowed us to get going without having to buy lots of bits and pieces. We were happy to pass on our remaining stock for the next campers.
I can not recommend them too much! They contributed to a fabulous holiday.
We rented from Affordable in February 2020, intending to return home in April, but the lockdown happened and we ended up having the van until June. We cannot say enough good things about this company. Lynda’s responses to our communications from the USA, Grant’s help with our questions during the hire, and especially the way the lockdown was handled were all much better than what our lockdown neighbors experienced with the big companies. We had two different vans and both were as described, with some years and km in their history, but they were well-maintained and fully functional. The way the interiors were fitted out was particularly clever and made the space very efficient. All in all, if you’re looking for a cost-effective way to see New Zealand, you should consider these folks.
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Highly recommend Lynda & Affordable Motor Home Rentals. We left it quite late to book a campervan, and heard about this company through a Rankers request.
They had a great 2-berth Alphard Sleepervan available for us, which had all of the features we were looking for - electric fridge, self-contained, and even an awning for the side of the van which many other companies didn't have or charged extra for (this was very useful for changing in after showering!). Plus, it was at a really competitive rate too.
Unlike bigger companies you get a really friendly, personal service, and even though we had some teething issues (a battery needed changing but was organised without hassle by Lynda at no cost to us) we were impressed by how well things were dealt with. The van was easy to drive, comfortable, and we had a great time in NZ. Sadly our time was cut short there by coronavirus, and I hope this company survives to serve other people in future.
P.s. I'd recommend getting excess insurance, either directly or third party, as we learnt the hard way that windscreen chips are quite common! Luckily our 3rd party insurance via Tripcover covered us for this :)
Smooth pick up and return. Vehicle in good condition and very well designed. The water tank sensor was not working (though this was made known to us when we picked up the vehicle) - not a big issue at all. Accommodating staff although we had changes in our flights. Very pleasant experience!
Lynda and her team were amazing. We had an amazing trip with our sleepervan. We rented the sleepervan alphard. It was in very good condition and fully equipped. The bed was super comfortable. Easy pick up from Christchurch and drop off at Christchurch airport. Everything was great. I highly recommend!
Affordable Motorhomes is what the name says--affordable, but that doesn't mean anything was sub-par. We rented the 2-berth compact for three weeks and were so pleased with everything. The kitchen was well stocked, and there was plenty of storage space for our needs. The bed was really comfortable. The van drove well, and everything worked. We were ending our trip as NZ shut down for COVID-19, and Lynda was there to answer the phone and our questions every time we called. She was so helpful and supportive during a very stressful time. Customer service was excellent. We were happy to rent from a family-owned and operated business. Highly recommend them! And, we were on the only domestic flight out of Christchurch to Auckland on 3/28, and then flew on to San Francisco.
We hired a four birth motorhome from Affordable Motorhomes for four weeks in January/February 2020. We had a wonderful month in the van. It's a small family firm that offers very personal service. Lynda responded quickly to any questions we had beforehand and gave us some really good advice. We loved the van. It was old compared to many of the other hired vans we saw on our travels, which is why it is so affordable. We really liked that as it distinguished our van from all the other white boxes driving around. The van was really comfortable inside with a well functioning bathroom. My husband is tall so we used both the bed that is made up in the seating area and the overcab bed. This worked well for us. We had wonderful weather so we just left the bed made up & sat outside to eat & read. We covered a lot of miles but the van coped with all the roads, no matter how winding or steep (we obviously didn't go off road at all). My husband did all the driving and kept commenting on how well the van coped with the roads. Please don't hesitate to hire a van from Lynda and Duncan at Affordable Motorhomes. The service and support they offer is second to none and it really is what it says ; an affordable way of travelling the beautiful South Island in a motorhome.
Amazing company! Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip due to the corona situation, but Affordable Motorhomes was always flexible, and very friendly and fast in their communication.
Without a doubt we will be book with them again, when things turn back to normal, and we can reattempt our travel to NZ!
The van was exactly as advertised. There was a slight delay at the Auckland pick-up site due to the van being at the mechanics', but we got lent a car to go grocery shopping in the meanwhile, so it did not slow us down and showed that the situation is under control even when setbacks happen.
We drove down all the way from Auckland to Invercargill, and back to Christchurch through the West Coast route, with the van functioning as expected with the exception of the house battery running out every night, even after having been plugged in for 1.5 days. All in all, we were very pleased and would definitely recommend Affordable Motor Home Rentals to anyone wanting to travel around NZ and wants to spare a few dollars on the van. Additionally, the owners and staff are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet!
Our Affordable Ford transit motorhome was great. We had a thorough induction from Lynda before we set off and everything went to plan. Maybe not the newest or smartest van on the road it was nevetherless very easy to drive, economic and very comfortable. Inside all in great working order, the hot shower was a treat and when set up, the double bed was enormous and comfortable. Would certainly recommend Affordable very happily.
We hired several vans for over a fortnight to tour NZ South Island. As always, the service was friendly and efficient and the vans fitted with everything we needed. After many years of using Affordable Vans we see no reason to change.
book with confidence with this small family friendly business. my wife and I took a 4 week road trip round both islands in January with one of their campervans - collecting in Christchurch and leaving it in Auckland. van drove faultlessly for the entire time, and was fully equipped for all types of stay - free camping with our onboard toilet/kitchen or in large sites with hookup. any tiny niggles were dealt with on the spot ( replacement chair paid for and refunded ) and we felt they were there to help if needed. thanks Lynda - you made a great trip easy!
Matthias Van de veire
We cannot begin to express how much value Lynda and her team added to our travel experience. We choose to rent at this company as we prefer family companies for better customer service. Rankers' reviews have limited characters so we'll only address to the amazing customer service we received. As customer service typically starts with a problem, this may sound like a bad review. However try to look through this and focus on their solutions as this was only a small part of our holiday. I challenge you to find a company that does better!
We stayed in New-Zealand for 28 days in their Ford-Transit 2004 lines. Their van was equipped with a large 80l water tank and recharged the batteries while driving and by a solar panel. This ensured that we never had to go to powered sites (although we did sometimes on laundry days) and had plenty
After day 1 we encountered some problems with wind whistling in the van as well some slight pulling to the left while driving. After a call, affordable was quick enough to try and arrange a solution and sent us to a garage. They were very helpful trying to find garages that were along our travel itinerary.
A few days later however we encountered another problem. Our van wouldn't start anymore. It was a rainy Sunday in Westport and road assistance did not want to investigate the problem. Affordable decided to send us a new campervan so we could continue our holidays. In just less than 5.5 hours, they assembeled a team, prepared a van and sent it from Christchurch (330 km's). On a Sunday!
They called us several times again to really check how we were doing. Starting from that point we had no issues at all anymore. Whenever we had some questions we were able to call them and they were very friendly to respond.
On the return date they were very honest too and we agreed to receive a refund for 2 days. Even after this we received some hugs to say good bye. They are a very warm yet professional team. I would highly recommend them!
John van Herk
Perfect van for us, great communication ad service!