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My partner and I actually stayed in this hostel during the 2016 earthquake which hit Kaikoura pretty badly. We couldn't have been in a better place during this time. The hostel held up incredibly well and the owner Helen did the most wonderful job of...More
Clean rooms, well equipped kitchen, nice staff, great location close to town, wonderful patio and garden (and hammock) for the guests and just a wonderful place to stay. I would stay here for longer next time - just hope that everything is okay after the...More
Helen is such a lovely owner, helpful and welcoming to all her guests. The hostel is cosy and clean, and there is a large deck which overlooks snowcapped mountains and the sea - great view to wake up to! Great location which is minutes from...More
Possibly the best hostel I have stayed at. Very quiet, beautiful garden, great facilities, very clean, seemingly new and very comfy matresses, friendly and welcoming owner. Very short walk to the main highstreet where the iSite is. Would absolutely stay there again.
This is a nice, clean hostel with a friendly owner. Has a large kitchen for cooking and the hot tub in the back is a plus. The rooms are very clean, and the hostel is in a great location. Would recommend.
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US$27 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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