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Fish Tank Lodge

86 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the Fish Tank Lodge for two nights in a four bed dorm. Was greeted by a extremly nice, friendly, yet professional woman who explained all about the hostel and the rules very informatively. Went into my dorm to find one of the cleanest and neatest hostel dorm i've seen in New Zealand, everything in the room right down... More 

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17 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lovely, clean, comfortable bed here in a six bed female dorm on the first floor. At first there doesn't seem to be many showers or toilets for the number of rooms but I never had to queue and the water was hot! Reasonably well equipped kitchen although a bit awkward to move around if there's more than... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 7 Feb 2014. Friendly & engaging staff on arrival. Happily stay here anytime & recommend to other travellers......especially motorcyclists :) Comfortable beds and so close to local restaurants & pubs. Homely atmosphere & excellent communal areas for meeting up with others.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is opposite the isite/ bus drop off and across the road from the beach. Friendly staff. We stayed in a 3 bed dorm was clean apart from tiny blood on my bed sheet old dried. The bathroom and toilets were clean. Kitchen good size and lounge was a good size with tv. There is two tables and lots... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The location of Fish Tank Lodge is unbeatable (opposite i-site) We stayed in a 3-bed dorm on the ground floor for $60 per night in early January. Linens were clean and comfortable. Because the room was beside two bathrooms so it was quite humid and noisy, especially at night. P.S It seems the owner is trying to sell the biz.... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bed dorm. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hostel is very clean and comfortable too. The location is perfect as you are along the beach in the centre of town and opposite the iSite. There were a couple of things I thought could be improved. First that in my room... More 

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Noosa, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I stayed at Fishtank for a few days. You have free WIFI. Postive point for probably the most people, I hated it because of that the most of the guests where happy with there mobile phones and computers. Its a nice place for a few days, right in the middle of Kaikoura and located next to the beach. Unfortunately I... More 

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Olbia, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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San Jose, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Address: 86 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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