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4 Aug 2016
“Fine for one night”
10 Apr 2016
“Centre town backpackers.”
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Had a very pleasant stay. The hostel seems very new and therefore rooms & bath are pleasant & clean. Staff is very friendly and provides helpful information about the whale/dolphin/seal trips. Free wifi, also in the rooms. Kitchen, lounge, and sundeck are a nice &...More

1  Thank Sabine Z
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

I normally only book BBH or YHA hostels as they normally come with a guarantee of a good place to stay. But this was a very busy few days for Kaikoura and everything was full, so went with the Fish Tank following the review in...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I can't find enough good things to stay about this place. Craig, one of the owners, checked myself and a few others in. His patience, good humour and clear explanations were helpful and I felt right at home immediately. Amazing location - directly across from...More

1  Thank Triona M
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Stopped there on my trip in the South Island, after visiting many hostels. Booked this after reading the good reviews and was a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the place was fine, just not more than average. The kitchen was decent, not a lot...More

Thank chibban
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

This hostel is located just next to the bus stop of Intercity/Naked Bus and to the i-Site. The owners and the staff in general are very nice and helpful. The vibe and atmosphere is very good and especially the lounge is soooo nice with an...More

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Hotel description
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 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.
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"If you don't mind to spend more but rather have more quietness, the private en-suite on first floor might..."
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"I did the deep sea fishing trip. Was great pulling up the baskets and then cooking one for dinner that night..."
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"We stayed in a 3-bed dorm on the ground floor for $60 per night in early January. Linens were clean and..."
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"For 5$ extra get double room. More space more privacy"
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