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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2013

This was an average hostel, with the good standards that I would expect for the price of the room. Great location if you arrive by bus as the hostel is directly opposite the bus stop. Well equipped and tidy kitchen. Showers were pretty basic. Roughly a 20 minute walk to go on one of the whalewatching tours, which is well...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This place was good, the owner was kind and it was right in town. Lots of nice people to meet and the facilities are clean and workable. The toilets had some trouble while I was here unfortunately and I couldn't find the herb garden, but that's the only bad thing I have to say. The outdoor porch was really nice...

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

This hostel is one of the best hostels in Kaikoura. It was clean and tidy and conveniently located right in front of the I-site. There was a small and cosy lounge with an outdoor area overlooking the main street. During peak periods when everyone starts cooking their meals, the kitchen is too small and the number of utensils are insufficient....

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2013

I stayed here for one night as part of an organised tour in January 2013. It's a lovely, small hostel with good facilities and very well located on the main street of Kaikoura, The dorm rooms have wooden bunk beds so they are nice and solid, and the beds are comfortable. Rooms are clean but contain no lockers. There's a...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 January 2013

The lodge was our first proper accommodation in a 15 day trip around the South Island. We arrived late from Akaroa at close to 9pm, and the guy was waiting out front expecting us, which was kinda cool. The place was clean, well furnished, adequate clean bathrooms, and has a fully equipped kitchen. No free wifi available though. Nothing fancy...but...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 12 January 2013

I loved this place. It had a great vibe and a good theme with cool fishy decorations everywhere. The lounge area was really nice and comfortable with plenty of sitting space, books, games, big TV and a balcony with a great view. The kitchen was nice, rooms were clean with fairly decent beds for a hostel. Service was good, the...

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London
Reviewed 11 January 2013

I stayed at the hostel as part of an organised tour around the top of the South Island. We were allocated a decent sized room on the first floor, and found the room ok, with decent beds. It is like many backpackers hostels, and therefore what was on offer was in line with my expectations. The hostel is well located,...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This place is definitely one of the more creative hostels I have stayed at. Handy location in the centre of town. The hostel staff were really friendly and gave us plenty of tips about what to see. When we had a sudden change of plans they were nice enough to let us keep our luggage at the hostel after check-out....

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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Spent a night here with my wife and found the room to be ok (although somewhat tired and dusty) but the bed was comfortable enough. Shared showers were nice and hot and even though we didn't use the kitchen facilities, they looked to be a good size with all the facilities needed. Right in the centre of Kaikoura town, so...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed in a four-bedroom dorm on January 3rd 2013. We stayed in the room RIGHT by the reception. Forget about having a sleep in, you will be woken up early! By people checking in/out but also by the loud music that was blasted over the loud speakers. The rooms are not sound-proof at all, we could also hear everything...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: 86 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you don't mind to spend more but rather have more quietness, the private en-suite on first floor might be better.”
 of 5 bubbles automidori, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I did the deep sea fishing trip. Was great pulling up the baskets and then cooking one for dinner that night. Doesn't get any more fresh 😊”
 of 5 bubbles ptwanderer123, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a 3-bed dorm on the ground floor for $60 per night in early January. Linens were clean and comfortable. Because the room was beside two bathrooms so it was quite humid and noisy, especially at night. The double room beside it looks like a much better choice (with its won bathroom)”
 of 5 bubbles RataNtree, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“For 5$ extra get double room. More space more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Grillettinaa, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I think the 3-bed dorm gives a possibility of a single bed, which I myself prefer. Otherwise the rooms do not really have views, but the lounge does, a nice one.”
 of 5 bubbles boxfishlover, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
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