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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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