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Tuatara Lodge

30 - 32 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Part of my dislike may have been that Invercargill just wasn't worth stopping in. The beds are super squeaky, and not memorably comfortable. The halls were smelly and the way the building is laid out means that many of the rooms don't have windows. The kitchen was poorly supplied with almost all of the pans not having handles. The Wi... More 

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Hildesheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuatara lodge is a large but cosy hostel in the city centre of Invercargill. The staff is very friendly and there is free wifi access. They have a large kitchen and clean rooms. We stayed there in a double room which was quite large and had high windows. All in all there was nothing to complain about.

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Athol, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a double room for myself for the night. The room was very simply furnished but clean and comfortable and I got a good night's sleep. Although there are only a handful of car parking spaces I've managed to get one the last couple of times I've stayed. Very central.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in a 6 bed dorm. The rooms are quite small and not much room to move around when everyone puts their backpacks down. It was clean and the beds were comfortable enough. The hostel also provides free wifi. The kitchen was quite large and clean. The tv room had comfortable sofas to watch a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not much to commend this hostel. The rooms are small, the beds a little shaky. The whole place is dated. The kitchen is small but does the job. It is one of the poorer backpacker places I stayed in during my two months in New Zealand, but then there isn't anything that will spoil you mood for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had a great first impression as the staff that greeted me was very kind and helpful. The cafe downstairs is also very very pleasant, with good (and big!) breakfast for the price. Room (4 beds dorm) was very basic but clean and the mattress was actually one of the most comfortable I've had in NZ hostels. Bathrooms and other... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I stayed 2 nights in a double ensuite. The room was fine but the ensuite was more of a wetroom so this you have to be prepared for. Towels and linens were supplied. The staff were friendly and the cafe downstairs makes great coffee, even better you get a discount if staying at the lodge. My only real complaint was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I stayed here on my way through to Queenstown on a family for Headfirst travels Bottom Bus. My room was clean and my bed and pilloemws were comphy. There was a heater on the wall so my room was also nice and warm. My ensuit bathroom was also clean and it had a small heater. However when I had a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed here in a private double room for some well needed respite from the cold. Pros: Very spacious room, with couch, ensuite bathroom, comfortable bed, adequate heating, tv Good location Free parking out the back, though it did seem a little dodgy there at night - our car was fine the next morning I liked the attached cafe though... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed there on my trip through on the bottom bus. I was in a four bed dorm that was clean and comfortable with good heat. Wifi worked well and was free. It's in the center of town so everything you need is a short walk away. Their own restaurant and bar closed at 8. It was all we needed... More 

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