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Top Spot Backpackers

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible11%
  • 16 Nov. 2016
    “Vern was amazing! ”
  • 31 Mar. 2016
    “Super friendly and clean hostel with a homey feeling”
22 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand See on map
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Free Internet
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

So We where there when The big earthquake happened in Kaikoura. And the manager Vern was amazing. He took such good care of us. Calmed us down and made us laugh, a lot! We got stuck there for a few days before We could be...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Maja O
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I stayed with Kiwi Experience and had a really nice stay! The staff is the friendliest I've met during my trip, it feels more like you're being welcomed into a home than an ordinary hostel. Top Spot has a very homey feeling with many open...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank Emma F
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I visited with the Stray bus and loved this hostel. The managers were super helpful and so nice! We did the early morning dolphin swim & the let us extend our checkout time a bit later so we could come back, nap & shower. The...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Maggie B
Response from topspotkaikoura, Manager at Top Spot BackpackersResponded 28 January 2016

Thank you Maggie for the kind words! It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to see you around Kaikoura again some day soon. Best regards

Reviewed 4 August 2015

it was a really frieldly place that welcomed us in the middle of the winter. The views from the balconny took our breath away ( especially with the arch sunset) Nice fire wood and so close to town... really nice

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank raphael G
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Stayed here with Kiwi Experience, a clean kitchen and many open spaces, including a living room and tv room/balcony. Resident cat. Rooms were average, but outdoor spaces were perfect for hanging out in the afternoon.

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Tyler H
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Description
Top Spot Backpackers is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kaikoura, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. More While at Top Spot Backpackers, guests can go online with internet access. Close to The Point Sheep Shearing Show (3.1 km), a popular Kaikoura landmark, Top Spot Backpackers is a great destination for tourists. Kaikoura has plenty of pubs. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like The Pier Hotel Restaurant, The Whaler, and Bean Me Up, which are serving up some great dishes. During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Whale Watch Kaikoura (0.9 km), Dolphin Encounter (0.7 km), and Ohau Point Seal Colony (1.0 km), which are all within walking distance of the hostel. Enjoy your stay in Kaikoura! Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Self-Serve Laundry
Number of rooms
10
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms
10
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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