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Eskilstuna, Sweden
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

So We where there when The big earthquake happened in Kaikoura. And the manager Vern was amazing. He took such good care of us. Calmed us down and made us laugh, a lot! We got stuck there for a few days before We could be airlifted out of Kaikoura. But he made our days interesting and fun. Thanks Vern!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I stayed with Kiwi Experience and had a really nice stay! The staff is the friendliest I've met during my trip, it feels more like you're being welcomed into a home than an ordinary hostel. Top Spot has a very homey feeling with many open places, a living room and common tables outside for hanging out or having a big...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I visited with the Stray bus and loved this hostel. The managers were super helpful and so nice! We did the early morning dolphin swim & the let us extend our checkout time a bit later so we could come back, nap & shower. The hostel itself was clean & comfortable. The view from the upstairs balcony was lovely. Wifi...

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topspotkaikoura, Manager at Top Spot Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Maggie for the kind words! It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to see you around Kaikoura again some day soon. Best regards

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 August 2015

it was a really frieldly place that welcomed us in the middle of the winter. The views from the balconny took our breath away ( especially with the arch sunset) Nice fire wood and so close to town... really nice

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Stayed here with Kiwi Experience, a clean kitchen and many open spaces, including a living room and tv room/balcony. Resident cat. Rooms were average, but outdoor spaces were perfect for hanging out in the afternoon.

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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Owner is a man with a grudge against backpackers. Unwelcoming and hostile staff. Do not recommend to anyone looking for a friendly place to stay. Stay in one of the other hostels where they are much more friendly and much more clean. Owner needs to learn how to run a business properly.

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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here and found the owner of the hostel very stern and unfriendly. We were not made to feel welcome at arrival as you would expect from any other backpackers. Personally, I also didn't feel safe as both the back and front doors were unlocked all night and anyone has access to the rest of the hostel. If I came...

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Thank Jnroh
Reviewed 10 February 2015

If you are travelling with Kiwi Experience as we were you will find Topspot is there hostel of choice. If you are not travelling with Kiwi, expect the hostel to be busy every day in the summer months, as there will always be a bus of good-natured (but often noisy) backpackers arriving in the afternoon. The hostel is in a...

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2015

As this was my second time here I knew what to expect and I wasn't disappointed. A warm friendly welcome followed by a clean hostel used by travelling backpackers on the kiwi ex. bus. Big kitchen big tv room with comfy sofas, balcony needs a bit of tlc but what a view overlooking the sea. Will defiantly stay here again...

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Utrecht
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Really unfriendly personal. We didn't like the way they threat and talk to their guests. Strange an unfriendly behavior. We were not able to make breakfast and had to leave the building immediately. Also we had to sleep in seperate rooms while there was enough place next to our room. I recommend to pick up another hostel.

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Address: 22 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Number of rooms: 10
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