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Sunrise Lodge

74 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Sunrise Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A friendly, quiet and clean hostel with access straight on the beach. The living room is comfy, the kitchen big and the bathroom and showers are new, and so clean. Ping-pong and pool table, bikes, darts, and WIFI....for free. The team is amazing and so friendly. Thanks Tim' for beeing such a nice guy ! Nico

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Spend 3 nights in this hostel and it was an awesome time ! Tim and Joan are the best hostel owners that you can find, really nice, helpful and sociable ! The kitchen is great, the bathroom is amazing (quote from Nico) and they have a hamac next to the garden! Perfect place to chill in the sun and have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Sunrise Lodge around ten days. It was such a good time, so relaxed. We loved it! Expecially the area in front of the kitchen with the hammock. The owner definetly cares so much about the hostel and the guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

For me, Sunrise Lodge is just the perfect place to stay if you're in the beautiful area of Kaikoura. It is a very relaxing place with a hammock, a stress-free atmosphere and is really nicely located just 50metres away from the beach and 3 minutes from the supermarket. Tim, the hostel's owner, is a very helpful and friendly guy who... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The hostel was among the worse ones I have stayed at during my world trip. The room was more of a cabin and right next to the train tracks (there aren't many trains but they do also operate during the night). The beds were extremely uncomfortable and the hostel is comparatively far from everything. The main problem were the employees.... More 

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SunriseLodge74, Manager at Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

This incident occurred at the height of the busy season when there were no other hostel beds available in Kaikoura, at all. In this instance we had only offered this bed as an option, knowing that, after we had helped to place other travellers (and potential guests) with our competitors earlier in the day. We thought we were in fact... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Okay so the place is good and everything. But the managers.. i called before i had to cancel the first night and the guy on the phone said "ok no problem" BUT when i arrived he told me "you where supposed to arrived yesterday like it was my fault ! After that,i payed 30$ for the key deposit BUT when... More 

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SunriseLodge74, Manager at Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Initially Cecile's booking was made through the BBH website over which we have no control other than to cancel the booking completely or post it as a no-show. The booking was never cancelled on the website and through clerical oversight, it was written back in, after the booking was cancelled by Cecile over the phone. This was not a problem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great location, right near the beach, train station and the whale watch centre, and only a 10 minute walk into the town. Hostel was clean and tidy, nice common room area and comfortable beds. A nice atmosphere. The dorm rooms only had 3 beds per room (at least mine did!). A couple of negatives: The movie collection really needs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stayed here in march with a friend for a couple of night. When we arrived in Kaikoura we called sunrise lodge if they could pick us up and 10 min after wwe were on the way to the lodge. A lot of other young people were staying so you could easily stay there even though you are travelling alone. nice... More 

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

After staying here in 2010 we were keen to return to see if things had changed, and they have. Firstly the room we stayed in has become the new office, so there was to be no repeat of the original experience, and it has new owners. Firstly I'd like to say a big thanks to Tim who helped us out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My friend and I stayed in the private with ensuite and it was amazing. It was huge and the kitchenette had everything we needed. This was true backpacking luxury at 10$ more than we would have paid for the hostel beds. It was all very clean and the woman who owned it printed a document for us free, and also... More 

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