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37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Cimmmy Petersfield, United Kingdom
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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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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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39 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Julieb2007
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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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Cardiff
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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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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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Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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