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Luang Prabang, Laos
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome place to stay! This place is very different from any hostel I stayed in. Te Nikau is nestled in a beautiful forest and it is a treat to walk around the grounds towards the beach. It's so well-organized, stocked, and clean. The kitchen area is huge and room was a decent size. This place came with everything I needed-fridge,...

Thank piotrekj81
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were a group of 6 staying here for a night, spread across the hideaway cottage and a ruru lodge room. This place is very different from any hotel/ hostel you would have stayed in. It has a wide variety of accommodations to choose from. It even has a sky-gazing unit with a transparent ceiling! Our hideaway cottage was pretty...

Thank kalyani i
Reviewed 1 week ago

This might be the best hostel we've ever stayed in! It's so well-organized, stocked,  and clean. The kitchen area is huge and our room a decent size. The bed was very comfortable. We appreciated the Wee Store so we could have eggs in the morning... great idea! We'd definitely go back.

Thank World_Wanderer127
Wiltshire UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was booked as a one night stopover driving from the top of South Island (Golden Bay) to Franz. We needed a break in the journey and this was in the right spot. We booked a private cabin with all it's own facilities. The price was very reasonable. Facilities all there. There is also accommodation with shared facilities, we popped...

Thank Rome_at_Easter
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We booked Te Nikau based on the amazing reviews and I think the best part about this retreat is the value, but we were rather disappointed with our stay. First of all, we had booked a room in Te Ruru lodge, but upon arrival, were told that another couple was already sleeping in our room and that we would be...

Thank Sheila514
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Wow, this place is awesome, hard to believe it is a hostel. Nestled in the most fantastic rainforest setting was our room, hideaway cottage. We had everything we needed, including air con and wifi. Walked the Truman track to the beach for sunset which was fabulous. Reasonably priced, you must stay here.

Thank Amyls86
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stayed in the hideaway lodge during our 2 night stay at Te Nikau Retreat and were not disappointed! We were nestled right in the rainforest and less then a 10 minute walk away from the beach. The lodge was not over looked and in a nice quiet spot just up from the main pathway. The hideaway came with everything...

Thank Lauren F
Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed in the hideaway cottage which was setup snugly in the bushes. The common facilities are excellent and they do have a kitchen which packs essential stuff (not free; but with reasonable donations). The beach is just a 10 minute walk away and is an excellent place to spend an evening (beware of sandflies though). The pancake rocks are...

Thank Anoop84
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you visit pancake rocks, I highly recommend staying at Te Nikau retreat. It's a peaceful place set amongst the native bush very close to the beach. Such an idealic setting in such a quiet/peaceful place. Unfortunately we missed out on a cabin with a bathroom however our little cottage was warm and comfortable. The kitchen and common areas are...

Thank Sonja112
Towcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It was a real shame we were only here for one night as this hostel has it all. wonderful atmosphere, great kitchen and facilities and clean rooms. Staff very helpful and beack 10 mins walk. Hopefully we will return one day!

Thank Alison O

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique hostel with all home comforts, lodges and cottages nestled in the native rainforest. Excellent place to relax ~ restore ~ explore. Beautiful beaches,river walks, horse trekking, kayaking close-by. Bread/muffins baked daily for sale. Wifi available at an extra cost ($5 for 24hs Unlimited). 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book free pick up in advance only off Intercity coaches for 12.30pm or 3pm please be waiting outside the visitor information centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Nikau Retreat

Address: 19 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: €35 - €54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Te Nikau Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We chose a room with all private facilities”
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Rome_at_Easter, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend the hideaway lodge”
723laurenf, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Must try the hideaway cottage if available.”
Anoop84, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room in the main house where the kitchen was which was ensuite and very comfortable”
alis0n0, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book well ahead of time during Summer!”
arohaqi, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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