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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
4 Aug 2016
“Fine for one night”
10 Apr 2016
“Centre town backpackers.”
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86 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
24 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Average hostel - worked fine for us that one night we stayed in a shared women dorm. Nothing special about this place besides the "fish tank"-decorations. Fun but tasteless. The staff was super friendly and funny. Thumbs up. Kitchen facilities was decent. Always pretty crowdy...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank JeanVilhelm
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I am a big reader of trip advisor so I have read the last few reviews on where I currently live and here is the truth of the matter. If you are looking for the cutting edge of technology and advanced stays then why are...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Dave D
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We had a private room. Apparently the cat was sleeping on our bed, therefore we had tons of cat hair on our blanket and pillow. Reception is not always occupied, but the girl was nice and changed the sheets right away. The private rooms are...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Nadi F
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Possibly the worst accomodation we've stayed in thus far. After reading reviews before booking we were expecting a standard hostel. Nothing super amazing but just a standard clean and social backpackers. Boy, were we wrong. Firstly after coming from other similar rated hostels on our...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank JessMack12
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was provided me a comfortable, relaxing stay. The owner was very helpful in giving us ideas and tips for activities in The region. He even gave us blankets and fire making equipment for a night's drinking on the beach! A wonderful place to...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank doctorrdv
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Located in the heart of Kaikoura with uninterrupted views of the ocean and mountains is the cosy Fish Tank Lodge. Beds are seriously comfortable with crisp clean linen already made up for you and the national buses More stop right outside the front door. The kitchen is fully equipped and the lounge warm and cosy with some awesome artwork which is a must see! Feel right at home here with free tea and coffee and a warm kiwi welcome to Kaikoura. Less
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New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Traveller (34)
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"If you don't mind to spend more but rather have more quietness, the private en-suite on first floor..."
Jan. 6, 2016
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"I did the deep sea fishing trip. Was great pulling up the baskets and then cooking one for dinner that..."
Feb. 5, 2015
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"We stayed in a 3-bed dorm on the ground floor for $60 per night in early January. Linens were clean and..."
Jan. 11, 2015
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"For 5$ extra get double room. More space more privacy"
Aug. 5, 2014
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