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37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vicenza, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Travelling I tried to avoid backpackers after an horrible experience in Melbourne in 2012, but I came in Kaikura in late afternoon, with no reservation and in need of a room. Lazy Shag made me change my mind on backpackers: it's truly nice, clean, reasonably quiet with a very spacious kitchen and beautiful view on the NZ Alps. Nice deck... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the lazy shag.. We chose a double en suite room, which was small but warm and the bed was very comfy. The staff is friendly and the view from our window was amazing. There's also a good atmosphere overall, we would definitely stay there again!

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Cork, Ireland
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28 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stayed here for one night with the Stray bus. A really friendly and helpful owner checked us in, the rooms were spacious and absolutely spotless. A nice kitchen area, with a few chill out zones for all the travellers. Really good value for money, would absolutely stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with the Stray bus,really good value budget accomodation.everything you need is too hand,on a personal note the hostess (yumi- sorry think I've def spelt her name wrong) was brilliant.I had an accident in kaikoura and she was so accommodating and kind to me,have to say that's a personal touch you don't get in a much... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed here 1night whilst on Stray bus and enjoyed it, rooms were clean with a clean bathroom. Perfect location with supermarket 5mins walk and centre of Kaikoura 5 mins walk the other way. Would recommend the food at Adelphi Bar pizza there is awesome!!!

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Best hostel we stayed at in New Zealand. It is a two minute walk from the main street so an amazing location. The owners are so friendly and will do anything to help you have a great trip! And the best thing of all is the rooms are super clean and have great private bathrooms. Thanks for a great stay!

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed there for a night. Got a cozy double room, clean bathroom, comfortable bed, beautiful location, clean room, nothing fancy, but ok for a night. Dont expect much from a backpackers accommodation. No complains. Reccom

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days and had a great experience. Everything was cleaned everyday including ensuite in dorm rooms and big kitchen which was well equipped. Tv room has a hard drive with heaps of movies I mean hundreds so great place you can relax in! Nice crazy Irish and German staff ! Will stay again for sure!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This hostel was really nice for what it was, good sized rooms with it's own toilet room and shower room; lots of floor space but only 1 double plug point for 8 beds! Has a cabin feel to it, and there's a great view of the southern alps on a clear morning. The kitchen was the highlight of this accommodation,... More

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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Did a 1 night stopover here while travelling on the Stray Bus. Was a very nice little place with a very homely feel to it. the rooms were neat and tidy, though the toilet and shower room were every small and there was nowhere to dry your hands by the sink. The Kitchen was well equipped, thought the microwave was... More

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Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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