We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 24 Blenheim accommodations

Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

Save
You added Koanui Lodge & Backpackers to your Saves list
33 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Koanui Lodge & Backpackers
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Blenheim
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    29
    4
    2
    2
    1
See reviews for
1
7
12
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (38)
  • Mar-May only
    (8)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (8)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (14)
All months
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

I will never forget my second home. Was running out of money in Wellington and we decided to give Koanui a call to see if we could stay and find a job in Blenheim. This was the start of a beautiful friendship - with the hostel, with the people we met and lived with, with Blenheim and greater Marlborough area.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Donnybrook, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place started as a regular backpacker for me. I intended to stay in Blenheim for maybe a month or two. Turned out I stayed ten months in total. Why would I go elsewhere? The price is fair, the hostel is clean and the atmosphere is unique. Luke, the manager, always sorted me out with jobs and the staff and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I arrived at Koanui in March 2014 with the plan to work for a month or so before continuing my travels around New Zealand. The hostel is clean and has good facilities and has a great backpacker atmosphere, plenty of good social areas and the all important ping pong table, sky TV, and wood burning stove for winter. I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent there several week and really enjoyed our stay. We came here for work and they found a really good job for us pretty quickly. At the weekends there were often some walks with free transport. On saturday evenings were always aktivities like shared dinner, jam and karaokee night, bowling

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are after a backpacker in Blenheim Koanui is the one! You will be first very well welcomed and felt home! I stayed for 2 month and did not want to leave as we all were a bunch of friends who were going to work and could wait to come back and have good evenings with fun and laughs.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in Blenheim for over two months due to working and all this time I stayed at Koanui. I had an amazing time, that I will not forget. Everything feels very comfy und family-like and you are sure to get in touch with other people rather quickly. The staff does an amazing work at making you feel at home,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived and worked in Bleneheim for a number of months. Koanui was a fantastic home away from home. Luke was a great host, helpful and pleasant. This attitude filters down throughout the whole hostel. Great atmosphere, great people, great hostel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I booked a single night stay in a 4 person mixed dorm with Luke at Koanui, planning to dive in Marlborough Sound with GoDIve via Picton the following day. Spoke to Luke before arriving and felt that i'd made the right choice - relaxed approach and answered all my Blenheim/local questions until they got too detailed - when he advised... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wanaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

A genuine 10/10 for this hostel! I arrived in Blenheim with a couple of friends looking for a warm bed whilst we looked for a job and found so much more here. We stayed for nearly 2 months. The hostel is well-maintained and cosy, but it's the staff that really make it great. They always greet you with a smile... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When we arrived in Blenheim we didn't have the best start with the hostel we were in. After phoning around to find somewhere else, we spoke with Luke, hostel manager at Koanui, within the hour we were booked in and he had already found us work in a factory. Koanui was meant to be a short stop in our travels,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Koanui Lodge & Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

Address: 33 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Koanui Lodge & Backpackers Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay