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37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Lazy Shag
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lazy Shag is great choice to stay at. I stayed here on two separate occasions as part of my recent Kiwi Experience trip around NZ. First up was on Christmas Day (Kaikoura is like a ghost town on Christmas Day), so Yumi at the Lazy Shag arranged a huge feast for everyone and made us all feel very welcome... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All rooms being en suite with separate toilet and shower is a massive plus. WiFi is global gossip, so $4 for a day and $12 for a week and is a really good speed. The kitchen is well stocked although not enough hobs for the amount of people staying. 15 minute walk from New World and 5 !minutes from the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had private room with ensuite facilities, bit on the small side but just about manageable with luggage for two. The (busy) kitchen was well equipped, and there was plenty od seating on the decking for eating. Located within walking distance of bars and restaurants.

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San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I had a great stay in this hostel which was clean and convenient. However, noise is not monitored in the after hours and I only was able to have a couple of hours sleep. Otherwise lovely place and will recommend.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was okay, but for the price a bit overrated- no soap in the bathrooms, fridges packed with food, rooms were chilly and heater didn't work. Although wifi was fast, only two plugs in a room for six people. Also not the liveliest hotel- fully booked and yet nothing going on at night.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What I liked the most is the big warm kitchen though the tables were not enough for all. Rooms were clean and other facilities like dryers were easy to access and cheap to use. Wifi was not free but reasonable and fast enough. Plenty of toilets around & that was good for me as you don't have to wait around... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very friendly owners and wifi was reasonably priced too. A large warm kitchen and living area, but table was too small to fit everyone around. The rooms were basic but did the job, bed sheets were a little old and could do with replacing though.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Was at Kaikoura over the Seafest weekend. It was our 1st time attending Seafest. All thanks to Ayumi-san for having us over that particular weekend. Had a fabulous time over the 2 nights there. Met lots of fantastic and yes fun loving Kiwis.. Rachmat & Gladys

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very happy with service this was our 4th year returning to the lazy shag. great place always made to feel welcome. Owner even made a birthday cake for my wife, was very nice. And yes will be back next year. Bryan and Nikki

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

ROOM: The double (room 9) was the first room on the left as you come down the walkway. The radiator was warm enough. The ensuite bathroom was clean and functional. Unlike many other hostels at this price point, there was no shampoo or soap. However, a towel was provided. There are no night stands or other furniture, so don't unpack... More 

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Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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