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Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

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33 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great experience and recommend to anyone passing through, or working in the area. With a warm atmosphere, clean facilities, and a friendly staff . Not to mention lots of awesome stuff to do in the area including beaches, cliff jumping, and heaps of wine tours! Especially recommended to seasonal working backpackers, as vineyard work is a large industry... More 

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Arras, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two months at Koanui, we spent really good time there. The staff is very friendly and very helpful (they found job for us, gave good tips and really took care of us!!). There is everything you need on place, 2 good kitchens, BBQ, ping-pong table, activities are proposed every week end (games, walks...) Good peoples, good vibes, good... More 

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Hagen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friends stayed there for three months, looking for a job. After just a few days the hostel found jobs for us. In those months we made friends and memories we will never forget. The Hostels has a home- like feeling and especially on the weekends there is always something going on and the friendly staff always tries... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a clean and nice hostel with short access to New world and the City centre. But the best thing abkut it is the atmosphere that is spread by the staff members and the guests. Other than that the manager is very good at finding Jobs for you, so i would recommend it speacily for people who are looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean hotel, close to everything, good manager and good people. There's a ping pong table, 2 kitchens. It's not so expensive, and you can spend quality time with good people. They also can find a job for you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People said I was crazy when I went to Blenheim to do winter pruning on the vinyards. They may have had a point. The work was tough but returning home to Koanui every night made it all worthwhile. The staff are a superb team with a genuine desire to keep guests happy. They found me work when I was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"Koanui" is the best Hostel on the South Island. It has an amazing atmosphere, is very clean and the staff is super friendly. I had a wonderful time there and I can highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a place to work and a place to feel like home. Keep it up Koanui and I can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weather you want to stay long term or just for a night or two the friendly atmosphere and cozy layout is great for meeting new people and making friends. Management is always happy to help and is good at finding work for anyone who wants it. It's brilliant location just minutes from the town centre and almost across the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What to say about koanui,I don't think I could put down in writing how amazing this place is. Arrived in Blenheim with not the best start, then contacted the manager of koanui,luke who made us feel right at home and managed to get us work straight away. Planned to stay here for maybe a month at most but five months... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

As the meaning of "Koanui", I totally felt like home there. The place is clean and cozy, and also gives people good environment in a way. Also, it's on the main road in Blenheim and close to supermarket and town centre. Their management of the hostel was great so I wasn't bother by other things during my stay. I have... More 

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