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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just loved my stay at this hostel! It was so clean and bright, friendly and cozy! The facilities are great, it feels warm and safe. You also are just a few minutes walking from town on 1 side and the supermarket on the other side, just a few steps away from the beach which is always so so beautiful.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

+ We liked it so much to spent time in your hostel! Everything was clean! The owner are so nice, friendly and helpful. You get 100mb free per day and its not expensive to buy 1gb. Your garden is lovely! - The kitchen don't have so much space

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Me and my friend stayed in Kaikoura for 2 nights in that hostel and really loved it! The beds are comfortable and clean and the kitchen is very well equipped with spices and stuff for cooking. The ocean is just across the railway trough a small door. The owner Tim is very kind and helpful! He showed us the best... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a gem of a hostel is owned and run by Joan Golden and her son Tim. My stay here was 4 nights long and it could have been much longer. I have to say that they did their very best to look after me. It is a well run and tidy hostel. To be honest it has to... More 

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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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Thua Thien - Hue Province, Vietnam
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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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Hamburg, Germany
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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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