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The Grapevine

29 Park Terrace, Blenheim, New Zealand
The Grapevine
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  • 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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Arnhem, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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48 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
53 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

About 90% of the people staying here were long term residents who are working in the local area, so the atmosphere is not the same as a regular backpackers. We felt like we were gate crashing a giant flatshare. We had a double room in a separate building which was pretty basic but clean,and if we hadn't had a heater... More 

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London, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in a room in the separate annex for one night as we were really just here for a bikes n wines tour. We didn't really use the communal areas of the house so can't really comment on those. But our room was pretty spotless as was the bathroom. There's no heater in there tho, and... More 

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West Wyalong, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This hostel is situated in an old converted house, so there is a bit of an 'old building' feel about the place but it seemed clean enough. We stayed in a double room that was very spacious, airy and bright. The bathrooms were adequate but the floor was often covered in water after people had showered. The hostel seemed to... More 

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