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Bad Jelly Backpackers

11 Churchill St, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great landlady running this place, very helpful and friendly. Use of your own kitchen downstairs, with homemade bread to eat to your hearts content. Every room has it's only wicker basket with your room number on to store your food. Plus a table for leaving left overs. 2 walk in showers, use of washing machine and tumble dryer for a... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

When I called the place, the hostess told me that I can buy a BBH card from her. Suddenly when I arrived, there was no card and I was told that I should walk to another Hostel which is quite far away. Luckily I had a car, but anyone else would have to walk about a mile or two. I... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

when we arrived the hostess was no where to be found and we were left not knowing quite what to do next. when I phoned her on mobile she was in Picton, and had "forgotten " to put a sign out advising us of this, or where we were sleeping etc. poor service and not particularly friendly. ammenities were good.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The rooms, kitchen, outdoor area and other amenities are quite nice, however other things were not as pleasant. We struggled to sleep because of the noise from the traffic and other people in the place, and had to buy earplugs. The front door bangs a lot, could do with an automatic closer to sort this out. Everything is on top... More

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Christchurch NZ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Although I am normally sensitive to noise, and there is a lot of traffic through there during the day; I had no problem sleeping at night. There are just 6 rooms that are a mixture of double and twin, and it is very clean and tidy. There is a barbeque, a spa pool and outdoor lounger chairs so you can... More

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This place is small, just about 6 rooms. The rooms are small, but clean and modern enough. The kitchen space and living area are clean and comfortable. The showers/toilets also nice. There are laundry machines available for use. A short walk into the center of town. The only real downside is that it is close to the main road and... More

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ANNETTE K, Owner at Bad Jelly Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We try to achieve a home away from home atmosphere. More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We found the Bad Jelly backpackers comfortable and good value. Its a short walk from town, warm, with a large shared lounge/kitchen and clean bathrooms.

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ANNETTE K, Owner at Bad Jelly Backpackers, responded to this review

We want you to be well rested so we try to create a cosy environment More

Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Recently stayed in Bad Jelly while overnight in Kaikoura. Be warned that this hostel is right next to SH1 (the main highway) running the length of the South Island. As it is near a corner you have trucks shifting down gear as they go down the hill which can be quite loud. Having said that, it's a pleasant small hostel... More

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ANNETTE K, Owner at Bad Jelly Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our place. We appreciate your feedback. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

A small, clean and quiet backpacker quite close from the town centre. No dorm, just rooms. Really nice. Fresh bread in the morning. I'll go back there without a doubt.

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ANNETTE K, Owner at Bad Jelly Backpackers, responded to this review

Our place is unique as it has no dorm rooms. So it attracts couples and friends and families. More

australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

goose bay camping grounds was great no caffs or noise just ocean peace quite great walks

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Additional Information about Bad Jelly Backpackers

Address: 11 Churchill St, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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