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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely YHA with a home away from home feel. The YHA and rooms are beautifully decorated, with beds made on arrival. The kitchen is small but has everything you need and feels more homely and less industrial. The hostel doesn't have many toilets and bathrooms, but there are no long queues. The TV lounge is small but...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice place: very clean(!), close to town centre, more than enough parking spots, large kitchen, giant flatscreen tv, DVD collection, laundry facilities...you name it. Only two things that need improvement: fly screens on the windows would prevent the masses of moths and mozzies, and charging guests for Wifi is simply an absolute no-go in 2017!:(

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been in New Zealand traveling around for a while now and stayed in motels and hotels all over..this is one of the better places I've stayed in. I was a bit reluctant at the sound of a 'back packers' and the fact that it was quite reasonably priced, but it turned out to be a great place! Really clean...

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in mid-December and were surprised by how empty the place was (not sure if it was due to the recent earthquake in Kaikoura or not). There was a sign on the front door from Nov 18 saying that it had passed a visual inspection for earthquake damage but had not yet been 100% cleared. The hostel was...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a lovely hostel! Warm and friendly staff who are so helpful. Beautiful wood burner in the lobby. Lovely upstairs sitting room and awesome outdoor space. The rooms are clean and comfortable as are the showers and toilets. Kitchen is very clean and well equips. The view from the kitchen is awesome! I even tempted one of the owners to...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our room we stayed in was an en-suite which included kitchen facilities. Great wee room! One queen size and a single bed. Walls are thin because you can hear everything, including people going to the toilet next door. Check in is quick, and you have to pay to use wifi. Great location as it is not far from Hammer Thermal...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Booked in a double ensuite room and it was fantastic. Got room 20 which has fantastic views, great shower and even its own fridge, microwave and tea coffee making facilities. Lovely friendly people working there, great clean kitchen and cute little balcony. Definitely recommend .

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door we felt welcomed. Check in was quick and easy and we were given all the info we needed on the area! The homely feel of the hostel was just what I was looking for and to top it off the the entire place is spotless and the rooms are spacious and comfy!...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

From check in to departure, the service was faultless. Nothing beats a friendly welcome, a willingness to assist; and, a clean and comfortable room. The Lodge is in a good location, easy walking distance to the Hot Pools and shops/restaurants in Hanmer.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Loved that it was very very clean & tidy. Would highly recommend. Facilities avaliable had Everything we needed for preparing meals, laundry etc. the fire along with board games and a tuned guitar made our stay cosy and relaxing. The friendly staff too made the stay pleasant. Reasonbly priced. Thankyou very much we will be back.

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is a two-storey purpose built backpacker hostel with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This modern hostel is located just 200m (literally a three minute walk) from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and the village centre with all its many cafes, shops and restaurants. Relaxing inside the hostel is easy with its log fire, underfloor heating, movie hire, large kitchen and open common room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kakapo Lodge YHA

Address: 14 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $55 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 46
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“Room 10 with ensuite has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles skrsm, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked good”
 of 5 bubbles 155pamm, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have ensuite and others have shared facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles AerialKiwi, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were on the first floor and it was relatively quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 20Carol13, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Large choice of rooms, including backpackers, doubles, motel suites etc”
 of 5 bubbles jjansen2016, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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