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Annie's Nirvana Lodge

Traveller (21)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“town centre”(4 reviews)
“cozy hostel”(2 reviews)
“place to stay”(4 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Location and contact
25 Motupipi Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
60 km to Nelson Airport
15 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The 13th place I've stayed on this trip, the most expensive (tied with Fox Glacier) and by far the worst. Charging premium tourist rates and sporting YHA afilliation, but falling well short of either standard. Cookers only 50% working. One of two bathrooms/toilets out of...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We couldnt visit the lodge because the road was damaged and closed after cyclone Gita. We had really good communication before and after the event with the lodge. Would definitely go another time if possible.

Thank Nvs90
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Annie's for only two days but that was a good stay. The place overall was like in a fairytale. Nice, clean and relaxing with a beautiful green garden, where you could just seat in the hammock or on the swing. Alan is...More

Thank Nikoleta A
Reviewed January 8, 2018

It was really hard to leave this place, especially the backyard filled with benches, sofas, tables, flowers, Christmas lights, hammocks and verandas... a perfect place to read, draw, write and make new friends. VERY helpful and cheery staff. Excellent locations. Free bikes to use. Delicious...More

Thank Ave T
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

This isn’t the “typical”, modern YHA - but some how this adds to the charm. The place is dated, kitchens need updating and some general upkeep is needed - tapes broken, beds squeaky etc - but this somehow makes it feel really homely. The staff...More

Thank Chris R
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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Price range
US$44 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
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Annie's Nirvana Lodge Golden Bay/Takaka, New Zealand
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"This is a hostel, so expect noise. For a private room, ask for double, which actually has a queen bed and..."
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"Off-the-garden doubles are quiet"
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"Dont go there"
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