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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
4 Aug 2016
“Fine for one night”
10 Apr 2016
“Centre town backpackers.”
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Very convenient location, right across Intercity's bus stop and i-Site. Nice room, comfortable bed, sufficient air conditioning thus warm, clean en suite bathroom, excellent and free WiFi connection, friendly staffs, definitely would stay here again during next visit to Kaikoura.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

This place was dead. Didn't feel comfortable at all during my stay. Bathrooms were clean however and was directly next to where the bus drops you off. I would definitely recommend staying elsewhere and walking 10 minutes. Another traveller I met said they stayed at...More

Thank tonyam202
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We stayed in this hostel for two nights and could not fault the location and service. The lady on reception was lovely and helpful. The hostel was clean but quite dated. The showers needed a bit of modernising as did our double room. Although the...More

Thank LisaWP87
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I stayed here one night in April. The hostel definitely has a charm about it, what with the fun marine themed murals painted all over the walls and ceiling of the shared areas! Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great while I was there so I couldn’t...More

Thank Alice G
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We booked a double room with ensuite and so my review will mainly be based on that type of rooms at the Fish Tank Lodge. The double room we stayed in would deserve the rating poor, however, my overall rating (=average) gives credit for some...More

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Hotel description
Located in the heart of Kaikoura with uninterrupted views of the ocean and mountains is the cosy Fish Tank Lodge. Beds are seriously comfortable with crisp clean linen already made up for you and the national buses stop right outside the front door. The kitchen is fully equipped and the lounge warm and cosy with some awesome artwork which is a must see! Feel right at home here with free tea and coffee and a warm kiwi welcome to Kaikoura.
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"If you don't mind to spend more but rather have more quietness, the private en-suite on first floor might..."
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"I did the deep sea fishing trip. Was great pulling up the baskets and then cooking one for dinner that night..."
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"We stayed in a 3-bed dorm on the ground floor for $60 per night in early January. Linens were clean and..."
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"For 5$ extra get double room. More space more privacy"
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