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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We really had a blast at the Tuatara Backpackers Hostel, the facilities were clean, the staff super helpful and we did find a bunch of fun people to chat with. Great times! It was awesome a great location as everything was within walking distance.

Thank Robin_Laura
New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself was lovely, clean rooms, TV with loads of films and a cafe downstairs in reception. The wifi worked but was very slow and unfortunately no working kitchen to prepare food yourself but the cafe downstairs was reasonable and you get discount for staying there. Laundry services available too. Good showers! But invercargill itself was not very exciting...

Thank Wilsonellie
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a alright little hostel. Better than most Iv been in! The place was big and spacious, which was nice, and the staff were really friendly. I had a good nights sleep (I just wish the pillows were bigger!) although the bunks were so squeaky and rickety that when ever someone so much as breathes they made noise! The...

Thank Holly W
Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a very cosy ensuite room which had the heaters on and so cosy on arrival. TV with lots of channels and hot shower in the morning - what more could you want. Breakfast selection looked good to at their breakfast bar.

1Thank botbusman
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stayed for one night with Bottom Bus tour on the way to the Catlands. It was the middle of winter with snow in some area we passed through. My room was warm, comfortable, quiet. I would happily stay their again.

Thank DickDunedin
Passau, Germany
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stayed a couple of nights in a 10-bed dorm. It was a rainy week and even after we got the heater to work, the room just never lost this really bad damp and foul smell you get from wet clothes. We also found it quite disturbing that housekeeping always left our room door wide open while they were making...

Thank flagitium
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Booked a 4 room dorm which was clean, tidy and very quiet on our stay. A special mention to Kay because she has wonderful customer service. She checked us in and out and served us breakfast in the morning. Thanks Kay!

Thank lindah0skin
Palafrugell, Spain
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after bluff oyster festival as accomodation was limited. The place is nice it's quiet clean and everything you need for a nights sleep. Friendly staff great cafe on site and great central location

Thank AlisterStill
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I was the only 1 sent to sleep in the basement, even though there were only about 25 people staying that night. No window, no heating, no one to hear if I screamed. The female receptionist insisted that "there were no other vacant beds." The young male receptionist said, "Take room 15. We're practically empty." The windows were broken, no...

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Dryers doesn't dry clothes properly, ended up packing wet clothes. When I went to complain, reception said there was nothing they could do as they don't own the machines... They had no contact details for the company and were uninterested in my complaint. Room was very small and beds were squeaky 🙁

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Tuatara I, Front Office Manager at Tuatara Lodge, responded to this review

We have recently changed ownership and have since then purchased our own washing and drying machines, sorry your last stay was unpleasant come and and give the new Tuatara lodge a try.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Tuatara Lodge

Address: 30 - 32 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: RM106 - RM176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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“Room near to the TV lounge or above the cafe are noisy”
Embojane, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Pay an extra 4 $ for the room upgrade, eat at off hours the kitchen gets crowded.”
BluewaterGypsy, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Didn't get free wifi at the room but sitting at the kitchen at the table nearest the internet room, I was able to get a connection. But the best is to walk next door to the Invercargill Library which is very generous with its fast free wifi.”
693alinep, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“ask for one with a TV if you want it.”
jvrnz, 16 Feb 2013 | Read review
“both of the double rooms are cozy and sunny, and sometime can be VERY HOT in there during the day.”
wanderer904, 1 Jan 2013 | Read review
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