Budgy Campers

Budgy Campers



62 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

27 Motorhomes



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Fabian Kerchere's avatar

Fabian Kerchere

United Arab Emirates

Ranking: 10/10

The staff were organised and efficient Very helpful with local tips when leaving Auckland.
Overall excellent customer service and satisfied with the Camper. Easy pick up and drop off and the informations provided was updated..
We rent the Budgy Familia. Was good size. Getting older inside, but I expected that as it is budget.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi Fabian,
Thanks for your review. It was great to meet you - and so pleased that you got to walk the Tongariro Crossing with such great weather.
Lovely to meet you, Jenny and your family. The Budgy is a great family camper - cheap and comfy.

See you again,
Budgy Campers

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June Pascal


Ranking: 10/10

“We were so happy with our lovely Budgy Sleeper! We had no issues or problems and the Budgy Campers staff is really easy-going and friendly! The pick up and drop off were so easy. I can absolutely recommend this camper rental company! Thank you so much for making our amazing travel around the South Island possible :)”

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi June,

You sure did have a great time - thanks for the 10/10! I think you made us all laugh the most trying to speak 'Kiwi'!

We look forward to seeing your photos on instagram #budgycampers of your successful roadtrip of the South Island.

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Geoff Scott


Ranking: 10/10

My family (4) hired the Budgy Familia 6. It was great! - It's not expensive and was as budget as they said it was - but it was clean and everything worked! Staff were friendly and easy to deal with. The kids were given toys from the owner which was a nice touch.

If you are after a simple camper without the bells and whistles then Id recommend Budgy Campers.

Thanks for having us!
Geoff and family

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi Geoff,

The Budgy 6 seems to be a very popular Camper this season! I think because of the value for money. Yes - it's older, but the price is right - and sleeps a family of 6 easily.

Great to meet you Geoff,
Budgy Campers

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Sasha Mieler


Ranking: 9/10

Great camper, clean and maintaince good. We got a good deal and would recomend budgy campers to any backpcker. We did have a problem with the fridge box, staff swapped and fixed problem very quick.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi Sasha,
Thank you for your feedback. The Budgy Sleeper is a great camper for travelling and staying in New Zealand. Thanks for your understanding with the fridge box issue and we are pleased we could resolve this quickly for you.
All the best, and we look forward to seeing you back in New Zealand soon.
Budgy Campers Team.

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Xin Zhough's avatar

Xin Zhough


Ranking: 10/10

We had a awesome time in our 2 x Budgy sleeper touring around New Zealand- 22 days.
Kitchen was great and had everything we needed, bed was soft and clean, car was well maintained. We were very happy with the conditions of the rentals, staff were helpful and friendly, and pick-up/drop-off was fast and easy.
We would definitely recommend Budgy.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in May 2018

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi Xin,

Thank you for your review. It was great to meet you and you enjoyed your time in the Budgy Sleeper. You travelled a great deal of the country in your 22 day hire, and we are pleased it was a beautiful clear day so you saw Mt Cook.

All the best, and we look forward to your return trip in March 2019.

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Jasmin's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

the stuff is very friendly, but I had a lot of problems with the budgy sleeper campervan. it was an old one in a really bad condition. I lost a lot of days because of waiting at the garage for a few times. they told me there'll we a refund for the time I lost, but I didn't. I'm sorry, because the stuff is really nice and helpful but I wouldn't rent a van with euro/budgy campers again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2018

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi Jasmin,
Thank you for your review.

Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you and and discussed with you at the time of your hire.

Budgy Campers

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Martha Godon

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Older van with older van problems. We got exactly what we reserved but after a week we noticed that the ceiling of the van was full of mold. Also the engine light went on and off a few times throughout the road trip. Frustration mounted at the return of the vehicle - the Christchurch office told us "at 3pm", when in fact it was 2:30 to not miss the airport shuttle. They are very strict about their policy and we had to take a taxi.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi Martha,

Thank you for your review and we are sorry about your experience. The van has been taken through a vigorous winter check and is back up and running top notch.

Our shuttle time runs on a schedule as we have other customers drop off and collect at the airport which is prearranged. These times are outlined at the collection of the vehicle so we can ensure you are here for your transfer. Sorry it was not interrupted this way.

We do hope you enjoyed your trip of New Zealand.

Budgy Campers

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David Mooney


Ranking: 3/10

We rented a 6 berth motorhome from Euro Campers for a 17 day circuit of the South Island. I was surprised when we picked the van up that all the final paperwork was actually with Budgy Campers and not Euro with whom I had made the booking. The van was 8 years old and definitely showing its age with a number of items either not working or broken at pick up (eg: water storage gauges). The water pump broke down after one day and although the company were quick to find a repairer, we lost half a day whilst it was fixed. The brakes were definitely in need of a service and one of the rear passenger seats was only attached to the vehicle with some old velcro (!) and slid off on corners or when braking. Clearly dangerous. The motor would take 2-3 minutes to start from cold due to a fault with the glow plugs and the engine malfunction indicator light came on many times during the trip - making me wonder whether we were about to be stranded somewhere. I can’t help thinking that this is a van that is nearing the end of its rental life. The van did not meet our expectations nor I believe the Company's own marketing materials. Overall we noted a total of 18 issues with the van - 5 of which were of a critical or dangerous nature. Despite going through these issues with staff when we returned the van and, as requested, emailing the list to the Company on the following day (over a week ago now), I have had no response from the Company. It seems like they just don't care. The condition of the van significantly impacted the enjoyment of our trip and based on our experience, I cannot recommend Euro (or Budgy) Campers.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Budgy Campers responds:

Hi David,

We are sorry that you did not understand that you had booked with Budgy Campers. This is outlined in your quote and on your booking confirmation letter. The camper is older, however you do only pay the price for the budget camper.

Thank you for your feedback on issues with the Camper. The issues you have identified have been noted and sent direct to the mechanical team to check.

All of our Vehicals do go through the mechanical checks and we are sorry you had this experience.

Budgy Campers