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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Cheap accommodation, a bedside table and few power points. Clean communal shower rooms. For the price cant beat it, if you just want a room to sleep in/share with mates and nothing else well worth it. 5 min walk, if that to the pools so good there as well. Staff obviously very helpful as well.

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Thank honestreviewer2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We hired the entire lodge in June which is one of the coldest times of the year for Hanmer. The Lodge is warm spacious and clean. A large log fire in the downstairs lounge is a welcome retreat after outside activities. It is only a short walk to the famous Hanmer Hot Pools and a great selection of stores and...

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Thank AerialKiwi
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a wonderful hostel, the rooms, bathroom and kitchen are all very spacious and wonderfully clean. The kitchen is very well equipped and the communal areas were very inviting. They have a cosy fireplace which keeps the whole hostel warm and cosy. Very good value for money and very close to the springs.

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Thank Monster87
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 May 2016

A first class Backpackers. The facilities were sparkling clean and very well organised. The owners were very helpful in general and went beyond the call of duty and assisted me with scanning a signed document at no charge. This is suitable for all ages with three and 4 bed bunk rooms plus double rooms and one or two budget motel...

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Thank Sue M
The Catlins, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This place is perfectly located near the pools. Great if you haven't got a car, you can just wander into the little village or to the pools. Reasonable value too. When I go back to Hanmer I will be happy to stay there again :)

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Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I plus 10 year old grandson stayed one night. Kakapo was better than many places we had in Europe last year. Family unit was excellent. Place was so clean and tidy. Lounge had games available for kids plus a nice log fire on a chilly night.

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Thank KandL65
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 April 2016

A well managed hostel that will appeal for all ages of budget concious traveller. The kitchen / dining room is well equipped and there is a book swap facility. It is an easy walk to the pools but if you are driving make sure you book off-street car parking ahead, although it is free it is limited. Having said that...

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Thank Iain_Nicholls
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We booked this accommodation through booking.com and did not realise that it was a YHA until we got there. Our first thought before entering our room was, you get what you pay and being a YHA, it might not be very clean. We paid $95 NZ for the two of us in an ensuite room. On entering, we were greeted...

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Thank 20Carol13
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Everything was a bit topsy turvy due to a forest fire, with volunteers helping out from as far away as Christchurch. Some of the volunteers stayed at the hostel, so 5 people to a 3 bedroom & lots of people coming & going all hours couldn't be helped & must have been exceptional. Hostel lovely & clean but in 2...

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Thank Mechanogirl
Bristol, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Nice and spacious backpacker well worth it for the price. Nice TV room and lounge. Good selection of DVDs clean kitchen quiet atmosphere. Comfy beds and small little book exchange. Staff is knowledgeable about hikes in the area. Overall nice place to stay.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is a two-storey purpose built backpacker hostel with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This modern hostel is located just 200m (literally a three minute walk) from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and the village centre with all its many cafes, shops and restaurants. Relaxing inside the hostel is easy with its log fire, underfloor heating, movie hire, large kitchen and open common room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kakapo Lodge YHA

Address: 14 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $54 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 46
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“Room 10 with ensuite has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles skrsm, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked good”
 of 5 bubbles 155pamm, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have ensuite and others have shared facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles AerialKiwi, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were on the first floor and it was relatively quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 20Carol13, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Large choice of rooms, including backpackers, doubles, motel suites etc”
 of 5 bubbles jjansen2016, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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