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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
StephAussieB Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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104 hotel reviews
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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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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I like the fact that Tuatara Lodge is at the heart of the city, on the main Dee Street, easy walk to restaurants, shops attractions. Place is old but relatively tidy and bed is comfy, hot water is good. Their cafe is popular with locals as well. Not luxury, just for practical travellers.

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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed here 2 weeks ago as part of a group tour. Blankets were very thin, holes in the roof, curtain missing in our room and the heating was terrible which meant all 6 of us slept with hoodies and tracksuit bottoms on which is terrible even if it is winter. Kitchen was nice although only 1/4 of the hobs/hot plates... More

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Levin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Old style architecture make this place a bit of a warren. Comfy beds, clean hot showers, Well equipped kitchen and lounge facilities. Very helpful and friendly staff. Very handy location, near several bars and food outlets, across the road from the cinema and 24hr store.

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Valdivia, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice, warm and clean hostel. The kitchen is large enough for everyone to cook and the rooms are comfortable. The hostel is quite and has a parking if you are travelling with a car. Showers are clean with hot water. 100% recommended

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Waipara, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We travelled as a group of four and stayed in a 4bed dorm. The staff was helpful and friendly, the room clean and the mattresses extraordinarily comfortable...without the well known springs up your back. The hostel is quite big, the kitchen and dining area can get a bit chilly this time of the year, just like the bathrooms. Still the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

You made delicious scrambled eggs and coffee but the whole experience was marred by the smell of burning insense. No one wants To smell that when they are eating. It's too strong. Also, turn on a heater! It was freezing cold. We all had to put our jackets back on!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Just spent a night here with a group - felt like an office block, we were all on different floors so meant alot of walking up and down stairs. Only one oven working in the kitchen - hopeless when there were so many people trying to cook. Not enough cutlery in the draws and just enough plates - if you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Counter staff were not very attentive or polite. Price was reasonable. Rooms were clean but felt very much like a converted office block. Bunk rooms were decent size. Beds were okay. Foyer was eclectic and messy. Common room had broken furniture but had a few comfy couches. Cafe downstairs was great! Food and coffee was delicious! Would definitely go back... More

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Address: 30 - 32 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
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Number of rooms: 26
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