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Fish Tank Lodge

86 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Olbia, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks a bit weird from outside but is in the main road, close to everything. Room huge with big window, heater and table bed. Massive leaving room with tv and free wifi. Nice view from the second level. Clean and quiet.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very interesting atmosphere at this hostel. While the exterior may look a bit dodgy, don't let that turn you off staying here. My brother and I were checking in close to closing time and Craig at reception was still very friendly and hospitable. He was also able to give us great suggestions to do in Kaikoura, as our whale watching... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I can't say anything bad about this hostel - friendly owners, clean rooms, big common area with balcony looking at the ocean, right across from the bus stop and I-Site, full kitchen and free unlimited wifi. I came here during shoulder season and had a room to myself the second night which was a great break from sharing rooms the... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

- Clean - Enough space in kitchen en tv room - Good location in centre - Good price - Free wifi - Nice view - Good beds - Friendly staff and knowledgeable - Cheaper than others - Medium size - Stayed 2 nights - I will be here again.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Located in central Kaikoura within walking distance of all the local cafes and tourist attractions. The service was absolutely amazing, with the owner helping me out in a very tight spot during a big storm that occurred a week or so ago. Very friendly people, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the facilities were warm, hygienic and beautifully decorated.... More

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Aosta, Italy
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have been here just for two nights but I can say it's very good. I was in the 6 bedroom, not so big but comfortable. The lounge room allow you to socialize. The bathroom was clean up every morning and there were 3 showers. The staff also is pretty cool!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Nice backpacker in the centre of town, groovy yet cosy decoration. No party central, but good ambience. Beds are quite comfortable despite being bunk beds. The location is excellent and very central. Would stay there again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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55 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Located on the main strip of Kaikoura, The Fish Tank is very easy to find. (Opposite the i-site) However, if you have a car there's no official parking. There is paid parking across the road (8am-6pm) or a grassy bank which we believed to belong to a neighbouring church. We asked at reception and were told to park across the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Had a very pleasant stay. The hostel seems very new and therefore rooms & bath are pleasant & clean. Staff is very friendly and provides helpful information about the whale/dolphin/seal trips. Free wifi, also in the rooms. Kitchen, lounge, and sundeck are a nice & spacious.

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45 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I normally only book BBH or YHA hostels as they normally come with a guarantee of a good place to stay. But this was a very busy few days for Kaikoura and everything was full, so went with the Fish Tank following the review in the Lonely Planet. It needed to be good as it rained the whole time I... More

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Address: 86 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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