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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This was one of the best YHA's I have stopped in during a recent trip to NZ and like other reviewers could not believe this was a YHA. Set in a quiet location only a short drive from Picton and a short walk down to the water and Queen Charlotte Track. I had booked a double but when I arrived...

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Like others I couldn't believe this is a YHA, it's more like a hotel. There was a slight mix up with my booking which was fine because I ended up in a lovely room with a double bed that was the most comfortable bed I've slept in during my travels. The facilities are spotlessy clean and it has everything you...

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Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

We got an Special offer, because there were no free dormbeds left. So we slept in a kingsize bed for the price of a dormbed. This is what I call Service. And the owner has given us a lift in his truck, back to the highway. Only the fact that is there no groceriestore or anything else, is a little...

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Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Nice wee yha. More like an upmarket backpackers. Good rooms and pizza for sale. Free spa pool and kayaks. Welcoming owners. All round top place. Note. No cafes etc in anakiwa. So self cater or it's pizza

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

We couldn't believe how lovely this place was. We stayed in the 4 bed dorm room and had it to ourselves, Beds very comfy with reading lights, wardrobe for hanging, very clean and comfortable. Lovely bathroom adjacent to our room with separate loo also very clean. We appreciated the free tea making facilities upstairs too! Spa well worth it for...

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Thank ec1989
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights while exploring the marlborough sounds. Couldn't fault the hostel. Stayed in a double with adjacent bathroom, facilities were very clean. Darryl was very helpful and it was great to be able to use the single kayaks for free. The free spa use with the room and movie rental are a nice touch too. Can't believe it's...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed here en route to the Queen Charlotte track. The friendly owner discussed our plans and drove us to a starting point on the track which gave us a beautiful 4 hour walk back to Anakiwa more suited to our middle-aged abilities than our original plan would have been. If the weather had been suitable he would have transported...

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New York, NY
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed there only for one night, the hosts were very nice and accommodating, we took a double en-suite room which was bright, clean and super comfortable, much better than most hostels offer in every aspect. The kitchen was great and well equipped. I took a peek at the 4-bed dorm room and those beds looked extremely spoiling :) They...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stayed here when we finished walking the Queen Charlotte Track. It is a very homely place to stay and the owners are very friendly. The hostel is extremely clean and comfortable and it was great to have all the home comforts after our 5-day walk. They even pick your bags up from the jetty for you if your luggage is...

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Germany
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. The reason I decided to book this lodge was that they offered free kayaks. The owner was really helpful throughout the stay organizing breakfast for us as we didn't yet have a chance to go shopping and also changing his plans to accommodate our request to be picked up with his boat later during...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Anakiwa Lodge is a new modern 5 star hostel similar to a small boutique hotel. You should note that we are located a 30min scenic drive (25kms) from Picton, into the stunning Marlborough Sounds. We guarantee it is worth the drive to experience our premium rooms and sparkly clean facilities. The popular Queen Charlotte Track is only 2 mins walk from our doorstep. The pace here is quiet, comfortable and relaxed. Explore the bays, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking or walking the local tracks. Wind down with a soak in the large luxury hot spa and then retire to the movie lounge for some big screen entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anakiwa Lodge

Address: 9 Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Price Range: $68 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Top corner room with ensuite + private porch. Great beds, add-one for kids, too. Modern + clean. Bit noise from downstairs, but ok.”
 of 5 bubbles tekohune, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring food with you, there isn't any stores in that village (but there are towns nearby)”
 of 5 bubbles missktuck, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The hosts will give excellent advice on the Queen Charlotte Track, how to get there, how to transport goods, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles KayandCaroline, 21 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you organise to be picked up/dropped off in Picton when you book, if travelling without a car.”
 of 5 bubbles kmp90_12, 24 Oct 2012 | Read review
“The double room with bathroom adjacent is also right on the kitchen - meaning the only time you have to go outside is to go to the spa, reception or TV lounge. Probably the most convenient room in the lodge!”
 of 5 bubbles Mel-Kiwi_NZ, 3 Jan 2012 | Read review
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