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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Not the flashiest of hostels or most modern but has a big kitchen, nice gardens, beautiful views in the TV room and the rooms are clean. Easy access to the town and the staff were really nice. Would recommend to a friend for a cheap stay in Kaikoura.

Thank Chelseadaggers
Ruston, Louisiana
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This hostel wasn't what I had in mind, the decor and rooms are a bit old and not in the best condition. I didn't have a great sleep here, but the staff is very friendly and helpful and the location is easy walking distance to main street and downtown Kaikoura.

Thank rachel45116
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Lovely owners, OK facilities. The rooms (we had a double ensuite) were tiny, not even soap in the bathrooms. But we were offered towels, and the room was relatively clean. Great location (for Kaikoura), next to an awesome cafe. Please could do with a lick of paint, but otherwise good.

Thank AntsMurray
Daegu, South Korea
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here twice --in a twin room at the beginning of my trip and a double on the way home. Both were comfortable and featured en-suite bathrooms/showers. Although very basic, the rooms were clean and a good value for the money. Close enough to walk into town for meals and site seeing. Loved the little breakfast cafe next door!!!

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stayed in a double room with bathroom. Very basic but brilliant value. Towels included. Very accomodating when we were going to arrive late due to flight delay. The lady who checks you in is so happy and funny you can't help but instantly warm to her. Very clean, quiet, great facilities is kitchen, outdoor eating area and chilling area...

Thank culz
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I thought the room might get a bit cold with it having glass sliding doors but it kept the heat well. Short walk from town and from local supermarket. On arrival I was meant to be going whale watching, but once that was cancelled the staff at the time gave me a suggested walk to go on which ended up...

Thank Elizabeth W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Great service, well located on the main street in front of the whale watching meeting point.I recommend going there. Very nice terrace for breakfast or dinner and very nice atmosphere. He even upgraded us to a private room :)

Thank LoicDussart
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I would give this place a negative rating if I could. **READ THE WHOLE REVIEW. The problem with the hostel (or should I say hostile) is how they reacted to this horrible situation: The third night of my stay a homeless man (very obvious to see) was given a key to my room without even paying in advance. I was...

5Thank morgan738291
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great place to stay, the rooms were warm and they had a movie room so another movie marathon took place. Thousands of movies were available and the staff were very helpful. Wifi was once again chargeable. Where isn't? Great place though.

Thank GiantComedy13
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Pretty cool & lovely hostel! Nice place to life and to explore Kaikoura. I've spend there nearly two months. Really good community for a real New Zealand experience. I can definitely recommend it to stay there longer and do work for accommodation!

Thank Niclas O

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Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM84 - RM420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Double room at back has stunning views and quietest”
 of 5 bubbles culz, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Sleep out the front, the back is too noisey.”
 of 5 bubbles 485libbyc, 21 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Signs say not to leave anything on the porch as there are thieves around.”
  • the 6 bed room
  • the kitchen
 of 5 bubbles Marliroo, 31 Mar 2013 | Read review
“If you like to party, get a room at the back near communal area, if you want to sleep to sound of ocean waves, book a front( road ) room.”
 of 5 bubbles 83ClaireC, 15 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Go to a different hostel”
 of 5 bubbles Choozelife, 12 Jan 2012 | Read review
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