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Fish Tank Lodge

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bed dorm. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hostel is very clean and comfortable too. The location is perfect as you are along the beach in the centre of town and opposite the iSite. There were a couple of things I thought could be improved. First that in my room...

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2014

I stayed at Fishtank for a few days. You have free WIFI. Postive point for probably the most people, I hated it because of that the most of the guests where happy with there mobile phones and computers. Its a nice place for a few days, right in the middle of Kaikoura and located next to the beach. Unfortunately I...

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Olbia, Italy
Reviewed 5 August 2014

It looks a bit weird from outside but is in the main road, close to everything. Room huge with big window, heater and table bed. Massive leaving room with tv and free wifi. Nice view from the second level. Clean and quiet.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Very interesting atmosphere at this hostel. While the exterior may look a bit dodgy, don't let that turn you off staying here. My brother and I were checking in close to closing time and Craig at reception was still very friendly and hospitable. He was also able to give us great suggestions to do in Kaikoura, as our whale watching...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this hostel - friendly owners, clean rooms, big common area with balcony looking at the ocean, right across from the bus stop and I-Site, full kitchen and free unlimited wifi. I came here during shoulder season and had a room to myself the second night which was a great break from sharing rooms the...

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Thank Connie H
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2014

- Clean - Enough space in kitchen en tv room - Good location in centre - Good price - Free wifi - Nice view - Good beds - Friendly staff and knowledgeable - Cheaper than others - Medium size - Stayed 2 nights - I will be here again.

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Thank Jur25
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Located in central Kaikoura within walking distance of all the local cafes and tourist attractions. The service was absolutely amazing, with the owner helping me out in a very tight spot during a big storm that occurred a week or so ago. Very friendly people, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the facilities were warm, hygienic and beautifully decorated....

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Aosta, Italy
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

I have been here just for two nights but I can say it's very good. I was in the 6 bedroom, not so big but comfortable. The lounge room allow you to socialize. The bathroom was clean up every morning and there were 3 showers. The staff also is pretty cool!

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1Thank Giulia S
Helsinki
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Nice backpacker in the centre of town, groovy yet cosy decoration. No party central, but good ambience. Beds are quite comfortable despite being bunk beds. The location is excellent and very central. Would stay there again.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Located on the main strip of Kaikoura, The Fish Tank is very easy to find. (Opposite the i-site) However, if you have a car there's no official parking. There is paid parking across the road (8am-6pm) or a grassy bank which we believed to belong to a neighbouring church. We asked at reception and were told to park across the...

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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.”
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 😊”
ptwanderer123, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a 3-bed dorm on the ground floor for $60 per night in early January. Linens were clean and comfortable. Because the room was beside two bathrooms so it was quite humid and noisy, especially at night. The double room beside it looks like a much better choice (with its won bathroom)”
RataNtree, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“For 5$ extra get double room. More space more privacy”
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.”
boxfishlover, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
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