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The Grapevine

29 Park Terrace, Blenheim, New Zealand
The Grapevine
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

A bit of a walk from the bus stop but without backpacks it feels more central! Short distance to town and the Marlborough wineries. It felt homely and relaxed with clean, spacious rooms and the opportunity to sleep on one of the triple bunk beds! The kitchen and lounge suited the small but loved old house and led to a... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review our accommodation. We always hope visitors have an enjoyable stay in Marlborough. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Clean, reasonable price, the river out back makes the garden picturesque. Clean kitchen and lots of dvd choice in the lounge area. It was pretty quiet when we were there, but that may be due to the time of year. Loads of plug sockets in the rooms next to each bed!

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We are a young couple and booked a private room in this hostel. The room was the largest private room I've ever been in, in a hostel. The bathrooms were well maintained and clean. The Wifi is extra, but that's every where in NZ (please consider changing this Grapevine to "stand out" and get with the times). They have a... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights in one of the (new?) double rooms above the detached garage. The room was spacious, clean and shared a bathroom with only one other double room. So far, so good. The main building holds the dorms and common areas. It's a old wooden house so very noisy. We had a glimpse of a couple... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I got the the hostel, saw my room, sat down, and turned around and out the door. I'm not the best backpacker - I'm sure it was fine, but just not for me. No locks on the doors, very dirty room that was falling apart and flies everywhere (understandable about the flies). Staff was good, but I just didn't feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place is about 15-20mins from the bus drop off/isite. It's clean spacious and friendly. Rooms had lockers and shelves to store stuff. There is a lounge- tv and DVDs, kitchen, table outside overlooking the river. Free washing but buy your own powder elsewhere first. We had free canoe boats that we could borrow which was great!mcds, Burger King and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Lovely friendly welcome but not very clean.. Kitchen was super messy, bathrooms smelly and dirty, bed room was okay. Also limited communal areas inside. If the hostel is busy it gets rather crowded in the tv room which is the only place to relax inside (apart from a small dining room). Would try to stay somewhere else next time.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Ok, so this review is about the long-term accommodation building which is actually separate from the main dorms. The Grapevine has a house across from the main building where workers can stay at a weekly rate, and that was where I was for two weeks. I completely loved it though. After backpacking for so long, it was nice to be... More 

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The world
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Friendly staff. Clean rooms, kitceken and lots of nice corners to hangout/chillout in. 15 minute walk from bus/train station. Not to bad even with our big bags. Lovely garden out back over looking river.lts of outdoor seating too. Its an old place but has a nice feel to it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A beautiful building, but the room and bathroom were really dirty. Obviously had not been cleaned properly for a long time. Surfaces were not wiped and previous inhabitants food and drink marks were on the bed side tables. No hand soap in the bathroom. The kettle was mouldy. A real shame as the building itself was lovely. A waste of... More 

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