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Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

Stated at this hostel recently for the kiwi experience. We were greeted by the receptionist who is a fun and a little eccentric character, who made check in enjoyable! They even have an adorable small dog. The hostel has dorms with a sliding door to each room. I stated in a 5 bed dorm with an ensure (desperate shower and...

1Thank Dropbear2014
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2015

The Lazy Shag is great choice to stay at. I stayed here on two separate occasions as part of my recent Kiwi Experience trip around NZ. First up was on Christmas Day (Kaikoura is like a ghost town on Christmas Day), so Yumi at the Lazy Shag arranged a huge feast for everyone and made us all feel very welcome...

Thank Cameron_STA
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2015

All rooms being en suite with separate toilet and shower is a massive plus. WiFi is global gossip, so $4 for a day and $12 for a week and is a really good speed. The kitchen is well stocked although not enough hobs for the amount of people staying. 15 minute walk from New World and 5 !minutes from the...

Thank Janner_Lovebirds
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Had private room with ensuite facilities, bit on the small side but just about manageable with luggage for two. The (busy) kitchen was well equipped, and there was plenty od seating on the decking for eating. Located within walking distance of bars and restaurants.

Thank valerie975
San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Reviewed 22 November 2014

I had a great stay in this hostel which was clean and convenient. However, noise is not monitored in the after hours and I only was able to have a couple of hours sleep. Otherwise lovely place and will recommend.

Thank Libby C
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Was okay, but for the price a bit overrated- no soap in the bathrooms, fridges packed with food, rooms were chilly and heater didn't work. Although wifi was fast, only two plugs in a room for six people. Also not the liveliest hotel- fully booked and yet nothing going on at night.

Thank 260kaytee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 November 2014

What I liked the most is the big warm kitchen though the tables were not enough for all. Rooms were clean and other facilities like dryers were easy to access and cheap to use. Wifi was not free but reasonable and fast enough. Plenty of toilets around & that was good for me as you don't have to wait around...

Thank WanderlusterSelvi
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Very friendly owners and wifi was reasonably priced too. A large warm kitchen and living area, but table was too small to fit everyone around. The rooms were basic but did the job, bed sheets were a little old and could do with replacing though.

Thank ao96
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Was at Kaikoura over the Seafest weekend. It was our 1st time attending Seafest. All thanks to Ayumi-san for having us over that particular weekend. Had a fabulous time over the 2 nights there. Met lots of fantastic and yes fun loving Kiwis.. Rachmat & Gladys

Thank Darktikus
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Very happy with service this was our 4th year returning to the lazy shag. great place always made to feel welcome. Owner even made a birthday cake for my wife, was very nice. And yes will be back next year. Bryan and Nikki

Thank Fordmk1

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Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $53 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Double room at back has stunning views and quietest”
culz, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Sleep out the front, the back is too noisey.”
485libbyc, 21 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Signs say not to leave anything on the porch as there are thieves around.”
  • the 6 bed room
  • the kitchen
Marliroo, 31 Mar 2013 | Read review
“If you like to party, get a room at the back near communal area, if you want to sleep to sound of ocean waves, book a front( road ) room.”
83ClaireC, 15 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Go to a different hostel”
Choozelife, 12 Jan 2012 | Read review
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