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The Catlins, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This place is perfectly located near the pools. Great if you haven't got a car, you can just wander into the little village or to the pools. Reasonable value too. When I go back to Hanmer I will be happy to stay there again :)

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I plus 10 year old grandson stayed one night. Kakapo was better than many places we had in Europe last year. Family unit was excellent. Place was so clean and tidy. Lounge had games available for kids plus a nice log fire on a chilly night.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

A well managed hostel that will appeal for all ages of budget concious traveller. The kitchen / dining room is well equipped and there is a book swap facility. It is an easy walk to the pools but if you are driving make sure you book off-street car parking ahead, although it is free it is limited. Having said that... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We booked this accommodation through booking.com and did not realise that it was a YHA until we got there. Our first thought before entering our room was, you get what you pay and being a YHA, it might not be very clean. We paid $95 NZ for the two of us in an ensuite room. On entering, we were greeted... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Everything was a bit topsy turvy due to a forest fire, with volunteers helping out from as far away as Christchurch. Some of the volunteers stayed at the hostel, so 5 people to a 3 bedroom & lots of people coming & going all hours couldn't be helped & must have been exceptional. Hostel lovely & clean but in 2... More 

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Thank Mechanogirl
Bristol, Wisconsin
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Nice and spacious backpacker well worth it for the price. Nice TV room and lounge. Good selection of DVDs clean kitchen quiet atmosphere. Comfy beds and small little book exchange. Staff is knowledgeable about hikes in the area. Overall nice place to stay.

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Thank William L
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We only stayed here for one night as part of a two week tour of the South Island. Our one regret is not staying here longer! In fact we investigated cancelling further plans to extend our stay! Clean, homely, well organised, comfortable rooms and beds. Probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in! If we are ever in the... More 

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Thank Amy I
Whangarei, New Zealand
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102 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Returned here after several years, it is much improved, the host is friendly, the hostel is clean and well managed, the facilities are good, kitchen clean & well equipped; best of all the common areas are very comfortable, great TV lounge, warm comfy area at reception to sit and read, outside garden seating, laundry, paid Internet (fast). The hostel is... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I had such a good nights sleep here that I had to tell the owners! The hostel is immaculate and has great facilities. It's right by the town and plenty of nearby walks. Loved it! Midlifejess.wordpress.

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Christchurch
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Really lovely wee place. Pleasantly surprised how clean and well presented everything was as the photos on the website don't really do it justice. Friendly staff, convenient spot near the pools and well priced. We only stayed the one night, but we would come again for longer.

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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 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 46
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“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
“All the rooms were great here”
 of 5 bubbles LambertusK, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
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