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Fish Tank Lodge

86 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is my second time here. Due to high season, it was crowded compared to previous winter. I couldn't take a nap well because of the guests from the next next door were having extreme fun among themselves. Luckily they didn’t make that much noise at night. Well, maybe this is my own risk for staying in a backpacker’s accommodation.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Everything was tidy and clean in the kitchen, nice lounge room and Good beds. We got lucky, we payed for a shared dorm and got a 3 person dorm, nobody else came so we got a double for three days! Owner is very kind and helpfull.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This hostel doesn't look like much from the outside but is actually not bad at all on the inside. The vibe is chill and the balcony is a great place to hang out and maybe have a meal (beware the seagulls!) it's centrally located next to the bars and I would suggest making a right at beach street for some... More 

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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The location of the hostel is perfect. Kaikoura is a small town though, so every location is good. The hostel itself is terrible, i dont recommend it. It is not clean. There was a cat sleeping in my bed when i came in the room. Kitchen is not clean. WiFi dont work. And the reception is not helpful. They dont... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was a great find! I was travelling during shoulder season, so things were on the quieter side, but Fish Tank came recommended and didn't disappoint. The staff was super friendly, and the beds were by far the most comfortable I've ever come across in a hostel. The kitchen and lounge were both clean and comfortable,and the deck with ocean... More 

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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very convenient location, right across Intercity's bus stop and i-Site. Nice room, comfortable bed, sufficient air conditioning thus warm, clean en suite bathroom, excellent and free WiFi connection, friendly staffs, definitely would stay here again during next visit to Kaikoura.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This place was dead. Didn't feel comfortable at all during my stay. Bathrooms were clean however and was directly next to where the bus drops you off. I would definitely recommend staying elsewhere and walking 10 minutes. Another traveller I met said they stayed at YHA. It had a good vibe and an even better view.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed in this hostel for two nights and could not fault the location and service. The lady on reception was lovely and helpful. The hostel was clean but quite dated. The showers needed a bit of modernising as did our double room. Although the view of the sea from our room was brilliant the room itself was exceptionally small... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I stayed here one night in April. The hostel definitely has a charm about it, what with the fun marine themed murals painted all over the walls and ceiling of the shared areas! Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great while I was there so I couldn’t take advantage of the balcony but I could see how it could be a lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We booked a double room with ensuite and so my review will mainly be based on that type of rooms at the Fish Tank Lodge. The double room we stayed in would deserve the rating poor, however, my overall rating (=average) gives credit for some shared facilities like washer/dryer and bathrooms, and the possibility that there might be good things... More 

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