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YHA Kaikoura Maui

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   270 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
LQK2010 Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It was quite far from Kaikoura township but that was not an issue for me as I enjoyed the beautiful scene of the beach while walking to YHA. It, however, was close to the peninsula walkway where you can spot the seals and have a spectacular view of Kaikoura. I stayed in a 4-male dorm which was spacious though it... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This YHA hostel is amazing. One reason is the location right by the sea: the rooms actually have sea views. There is quite a short walk to the seal colony as well. The other reason is that the rooms are almost motel-standard: for instance, in the four-bed femal dorm, there are three single beds and one elevated loft bed that... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The YHA has absolutely amazing views and it is also very close to the seal colony just a bit further down the road. Parking facilities right out the front. Excellent kitchen facilities, they have everything you need and the view from the dining room is just amazing, I wish I could look out on that every day. Our room was... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
91 hotel reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a perfectly acceptable yha with clean bathrooms and showers. The dorm room was comfortable. The kitchen was clean, but there was a significant problem with kelp flies coming in from the shore. The location is very nice, being just across the road from the beach and walking distance from a couple of restaurants and the local Fyffe House... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. On check-in, I was met by a very rude lady, which was the greatest start. However, check into a 4 bedded room, 2 single beds, and 2 other sort on bunk like beds. During my stay I think there were only 5 other people there! Room was comfy, and had a great sea view. Communal... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great location for all the amazing activities Kaikoura has to offer (it's such a great town), lovely view from the kitchen onto the ocean, good facilities standard for yha. And it was quiet. Parking right at the front. We had a good time there and when we go back to Kaikoura, we will book the YHA again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great little backpackers! The staff are friendly and happy to recommend and help book your excursions, they offer discounts for some too! A handy little shop, and great views of the ocean and mountains. Facilities are basic but clean and prices are very fair. A positive backpackers experience!

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Ferrara, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I was in a 4-bed-dorm, one of the bigger ever seen in hostels. Unfortunately reception is closed for many hours during the day so better if you ask for the time to arrive. I arrived late in the morning and I had to wait 1 and 1/2 hour in the lounge for my check-in, and I was told I couldn't... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I would have given this hostel a very good review for comfort, but now it gets an excellent due to the reception staff. While I was here I lost my purse and so had to cancel my cards. Once I'd done all of that I remembered I had booked a seal swim which I now could not pay for so... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We arrived at the YHA at 1pm thinking we'd be able to check in as my booking form said check in was between 12pm and 8pm. However the reception is closed between 10am and 4pm and then closes again at 8pm. So if you need anything... you have no joy. We booked a twin room. It was very small and... More

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Additional Information about YHA Kaikoura Maui

Address: 270 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 32 Specialty lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Kaikoura Maui 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to YHA Kaikoura Maui where you can breathe the scent of the South Pacific Ocean and view the majestic Kaikoura mountain ranges through our ever-changing dining room ‘living picture’ windows. Our beach front hostel is extra special as we are the only backpackers in Kaikoura that has a straight on view of the Kaikoura mountains across the South Pacific Ocean. Accommodation at the hostel includes shared, single, twin, double, triple and double ensuite rooms. ... more   less 
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