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37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here much longer than I originally intended because the hostel was amazing, it was a good distance from both a large supermarket and the actual town centre so I thought the location was perfect. The TV room is quite large so a good number of people can use it at once and it has a wide selection of... More

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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with lots of people to mix with. The staff were very friendly and thoughtful. We had returned from the dolphin swimming v cold and our towels were wet n cold. They kindly gave us fresh clean ones to borrow at no cost.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with the Stray bus twice on my trip around the South Island and found it to be very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are spacious enough and are better than some with ensuite bathrooms. When the weather was nice it was great to sit out on the deck to read. Only a few mins walk into town... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked two double rooms for our selves and adult son and partner. Both rooms had Lovely view of mountains. Very peaceful outlook. the rooms were not large but were adequate. Comfortable beds. The Kitchen was a good size and had lovey deck area . The big plus was the friendly owners and of course Wally the dog. Only a short... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very average hostel in my opinion. Run down kitchen facilities which need renovating and the ruuuudest cleaner I have ever met. Wouldn't recommend staying here, very basic. Rooms were very cold, and the kitchen door was left wide open during the day so was freezing too! Didn't get to see the TV room, too much of a walk to get... More

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Brunswick, Ohio
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46 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a great backpackers with very nice facilities. The rooms were spacious, open, clean, and brightly colored with their own ensuite bathrooms and showers. The doors open right to the outside, and the kitchen area is also very large and kept clean. Really welcoming staff as well- I didn't realize with the Kiwi bus that we would have to... More

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Rostock, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've stayed at lazy shag over the weekend and had we not had our bus ticket back we definitely would have stayed longer! We got a great deal for a four bed dorm ensuite, $24 per night. The owner, Ayumi, was extremely friendly and lovely and made our stay a lot of fun! It is a clean hostel with a... More

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Vicenza, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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