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Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

33 Main Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

    My partner and I stayed at Koanui for two months. We both got work through the hostel the week we arrived, though that can obviously vary depending on local demand. We stayed in the hostel building which is a bit older, we had a private...More

    Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

    I stayed 1 week there for 145$ bbh price with no wifi. In a 6 beds dorm, with a bathroom (private but for every guests ???!!!) They find a job for their guests but guests can wait 2 or 3 weeks before to get a...More

    Response from 337788, Manager at Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

    Hi Stephanie - many thanks for taking the time to review our hostel, we value all feedback. It would appear you stayed in our newer Lodge building, which admittedly is a little more expensive than the older hostel rooms. As we are nearly full all...More

    Reviewed 18 December 2016

    My partner and I stayed at Koanui for roughly 3 months while we worked to save up some money and continue our travels South. So long as you have your passport, bank account number, IRD number, and proof of address, it's easy peasy to find...More

    Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

    I can honestly reccomend this place to anyone looking for work. I was offered a couple of different jobs, shortly after arrival and felt like thats also applied to the other guests as well? Hostel is clean and relatively quiet as most of the people...More

    Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

    I spent 10 weeks in Koanui and I wish I could have stayed longer. You get to know the people so well that at the end you will be part of a family. The hostel is in a unbeateable location, close to supermarket and town...More

    Response from 337788, Manager at Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

    Hi Claudio, Thank you so much for such a thoughtful and positive review! It was a real pleasure to meet you and having you as our guest. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Koanui. We hope you'll be back soon and we'll...

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    Traveller (11)
    Room & Suite (2)
    Dining (1)
    Pool & Beach (1)
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    Room Tips
    "Lodge rooms have ensuites!"
    bcroundtheworld, 3 months agoRead review
    "far from italians :P"
    Marek P, 8 months agoRead review
    "I love room no. 4 in the Backpackers. It's comfortable and quiet, with lots of light"
    littleluisa, 10 months agoRead review
    "The new lodge has more modern rooms although the house building is cosier"
    RyanMillward, over a year agoRead review
    "Get a BBH card if you're staying more than two weeks. Get involved on the weekend activities they're..."
    Shaun_Burnett, over a year agoRead review
    "If staying for more than a month buy BBH card, they're so worth it in the long run"
    DickBees, over a year agoRead review
    "If budget is tight then just go for a dorm without worrying"
    rtlondonrt, over a year agoRead review
    "Lodge side for good room conditions."
    Hao T, over a year agoRead review
    "I personally prefer the backpackers building because it's more altogether than the Lodge."
    Jonas W, over a year agoRead review
    "The hostel side is better for long-term working holiday makers. The lodge side is better for overnighters."
    mseeto, over a year agoRead review
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