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Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

33 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in one of their double rooms for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. Clean, decent rates, good location, very helpful staff. There's a mix of tourists and workers so it's pretty quiet (not a huge party place apparently). Which is fine if you want to relax! I recommend! ;-)

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I came to Blenheim and expected to stay for one month. Six months later we were still there thanks to Koanui. Its such a great place to meet friends and have great memories. The staff are amazing, The owners Reena and Dave are the nicest people we have met in New Zealand with very big hearts. The... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had booked a double room and it was huge! For a budget accommodation, that was a nice surprise. The staff is really friendly and the place has a great feel about it. People are cooking on the barbeque, playing table-tennis, etc. Really great place for backpackers and budget travelers.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

These guys are so welcoming and helpful! Went out of their way to make us feel at home. The rooms were spacious, bright and clean and because they were so friendly the whole place had a friendly atmosphere - lots of chat with other people there, it was really great place to stay. I would definitely stay again!!

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

REALLY good people friendly staff. Always have group activities. Lived in the lodge and the facilities were new rooms were nice with their own bathrooms. CLEAN! Got job connections and they would tell you where to work and where not to. Highly recommended!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great lodge. Friendly helpful staff. Clean spacious suite, well maintained. Very close to river, town centre and bus/rail station. Many seasonal workers stay there, but it is still very suitable for short stays. Well equipped kitchens.

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Plobsheim, Alsace, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is one of the best backpackers I travelled. I stayed about 10 days there. The staff is very welcoming and helping and they organise activities every week end : I did by example one my best one day trip at the sawcut gorge malborough, it was awesome. The transport was provided and we were with 15 other people from... More

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Brevard, North Carolina
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130 reviews 130 reviews
34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

On our New Zealand/Australia "Bucket List" trip, we stayed in 22 hotels, inns, timeshare resorts and hostels. Of all of them, this was the only one that we were not satisfied with. The place was dirty, especially the living room floor which had the carpet replaced the day after we arrived. Garbage was running over in the kitchen and unwashed... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Tremendous staff, very friendly and super helpful. New lodge rooms are great value, large and worth a stay:) Close to shuttle for vineyards, across street from supermarket, short walk from downtown and intercity bus stop. Great local knowledge and heads up about less known attractions.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent just two nights at Koanui Lodge but would have extended our trip in an instant, if our plane tickets allowed! The Lodge (there is also a backpackers hostel there) was very clean, comfortable, spacious... And best yet, the kitchen and living room felt just like your own lounge at home. Guests were encouraged to sit and have dinner... More

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Additional Information about Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

Also Known As:
Koanui Lodge & Backpackers Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Address: 33 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 25 Specialty lodging in Blenheim
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koanui Lodge & Backpackers is a fantastic place to meet new and friendly people from all over the world - with great atmosphere and comfortable communal areas to relax and socialise in, we welcome you to come and stay, make some lifelong friends, and to become a part of the Koanui Family. Here for a Wine Tour or other local activity? Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss all the options with you. Looking for seasonal work? We can help - we have many local work contacts and we will do our very best to help you find a job. Centrally located in the heart of Blenheim, Koanui is only a five minute walk from the town centre. We have Double and Twin Ensuite rooms to cater for short stay guests, and over forty dorm beds to accommodate people looking for short and long-term accommodation. There are shared kitchen facilities for all guests, along with shared bathroom facilities for customers not staying in ensuite rooms. There is even a table tennis table in the courtyard for hours of fun. ... more   less 

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