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Lyell Creek Lodge

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Ziqim, Israel
Reviewed 10 January 2013

The lodge is very nice, clean, and comfortable. We arrived later than we thought (around 9:30 pm), and the staff made a special effort to come and show us around. Thanks! The most important thing about it is the distance from Kaikoura center. It is quiet, far from the tourist center fuss, but you definitely need a car to get...

Thank AdamMatan
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We didn't want to stay at the busy city center, so we choose Lyell Creek lodge. This was a well maintained, clean and cosy accomodation. It has 2 kitchens (one small downstairs, and one bigger with a lounge upstairs), both were very well equipped. The owner Aaron was very friendly and welcoming, however the 2-3 girls (cleaning the rooms, etc.)...

Thank TomDiv
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The Lyell Creek Lodge in Kaikoura is my all-time favourite hostel in all of New Zealand. Even though it's a bit of a walk from the town of Kaikoura itself (15 mins), but for me, it's the best one I've stayed in and I've stayed there 3 times now. The guy that runs the hostel, Aaron, has always been very...

Thank Martina M
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2012

so impressed this the place so nice out the back with the bbq and the river feeding the eels and trout the inside is awesome and nice and clean got on well with the stuff thanks for that aaron will be back up sometime from Shane and Dayna

Thank Shane O
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Good place to stay - the owner and the host were both welcoming. The kitchen could be better equipped, but they do have a suggestion box, so are open to improving. A fair walk out of town, but right next to a great fish and chip shop which the host recommended.

Thank deaduncleted
Reviewed 21 March 2011

Don't be seduced by the website video of ducks swimming in a bubbling brook. The idyllic-looking grassed area out back is uninviting and the creek disappointing. The location is not ideal. It's a fair walk into town and this hostel is right on the road. Traffic noise easily penetrates the thin walls. In fact the thin walls are a real...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2011

We have booked accommodation about 8 weeks prior to our scheduled arrival. We were promised a double room and a twin room, both with ensuite. Upon arrival, we realized that the double room was not with an ensuite. Regrettably, with 2 elderly women, we could not stay in a room without an ensuite. We have paid 60% cancellation fee for...

Thank had-asim
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2011

Meet up with some new friends travelling north from Christchurch, we stopped off in beautiful Kaikoura to swim with the dolphins and see their famous whales. We all stayed at Lyell Creek Lodge and loved it there. It is a home away from home. Looks like its just been done up with new carpets, beds and facilities etc. The Hostess...

Thank JessieVDL
Reviewed 30 December 2010

We stayed in this Lodge one night in December on a trip around the South Island. The staff were friendly and helpful, and as inexpensive and basic accommodation, it was fine for one night. The room I was in was reasonably clean, although I felt that the bunk could have had a wipe down. The toilet was not conveniently located,...

Thank Kiwitraveller_8
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2010

Thank you for having 13 of our ladies to stay your facility was fantastic could not find a single fault we are looking forward to next year when we will certainly be booking the Lodge again Jenny Stephens Tai Tapu Golf Club Christchurch

Thank jennystephens

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quality Backpackers for the independent & mobile traveler. Small, clean, quiet & homely. Mountain views and a peaceful garden & creek area. Eight private rooms, three with en-suite bathrooms. Two fully equipped kitchens. Log fire in lounge, off-street parking. TV & heaters in all rooms. Wireless & internet access. Guests laundry facilities. Free use of mountain bikes & BBQ cooker. Winter specials / discounts. All linen provided including towels & soap. Complimentary hot drinks. Relax & unwind in beautiful Kaikoura. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lyell Creek Lodge

Address: 193 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $56 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Even though it's about 15 mins walk from town, it has the benefit of being in a quiet location.”
  • Shared dorm
  • Double room
FlyingBat92, 28 Mar 2012 | Read review
“room 8 has a really nice view”
ShaneO_12, 1 Jan 2012 | Read review
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