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Adelphi Lodge Backpackers

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26 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As others have mentioned, it is an old hostel but it's also cheap. Everything in the room were also old, tv did not work. Ensuite toilet was ok, clean enough. The best thing about the room was probably the fire escape from the window which faced the mountains and the railway tracks. Amazing! However, this also meant that it is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We booked this hostel when other popular B&B are fully booked. End up we found this hotel is not bad. The location is easy to locate, near whale watching (less than 5 mins drive). There is a bar in the lodge for us to settle our dinner. Hostel itself also has pool table, jackpot machines, etc. Room itself has heater,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This hostel is a converted hotel amd adjacent to the bar, but not noisy. Good central location and the several long term residents who lived there while working in the town were friendly. Kitchen was not well equipped nor very clean, bedrooms and bathrooms could be cleaner. It was pretty good value though.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

The most horrible hostel I've ever been. Rooms are really dirty and the mattress is too short and thin. Another point is that you can only lock one of two toilets and the second one haven't been cleaned for days. Furthermore the bar downstairs plays the whole night ear-defeaning music and neither turn the music down nor giving earplugs upon... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We got to the hotel late at night after a series of car failures. Despite this the bar staff were able to book us into our room. Following you up the stairs are a series of old black and white photos of old Kaikoura. The hotel creaked at every step and half the bedroom doors were open. To make it... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed here and had a really good time, the room did not feel clean but it was cheap and we were out for a good night. if you want some sleep i would recomend staying elsewhere, if u want a clean comfortable room i would recommend staying elsewhere. but for a one night stay if your having a good... More 

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Akaroa, null, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Well, I must say that this was the worst backpackers I have been in New Zealand so far. When I arrived, I saw the BBH Member cardboard at the entry of the backpackers but when I got in, an unfriendly receptionist told me that they didn't have any discount with the card...then, I got to the dorm and it was... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Visited the bar and restuarant during our stay in Kaikoura. Despite the basic funiture the restuarant was clean and spacious. Decided we would try the seafood platter, as we had never eaten crayfish before. it was delicious, albeit a little expensive but well worth it!

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Thames, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed 19/2/2013 Room was DISGUSTING, expensive, no Towels, TV not going, Curtains stuck to each other, BEDDING was FOWL, Cobwebs on Window, Floor FILTHY, Toilet and Bathroom was a PIG STY. Attitude of Bar Staff and Management RUDE, ARROGANT and UNHELPFUL. Bar Staff getting Punters to play Pokies when they should be WORKING.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Ridiculously in hindsight, we found ourselves having dinner here on our one and only night in beautiful Kaikoura. The service was appalling - we waited for an hour for our food before complaining. The food was just bearable and the attitude of the staff - no doubt recruited from upstairs was just dreadful. It really was the worst place we... More 

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Address: 26 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 24

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