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37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Lazy Shag
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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35 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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29 hotel reviews
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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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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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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