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Lazy Shag

37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends and I stayed here while travelling with Stray. All of the regrets for not staying some place else. While a plus is the kitchen and common are nice and well kept, we were not impressed by the linens - no top sheets and, as admitted by a staff member when we requested top sheets (and told we couldn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice quiet and clean hostel with friendly staff. Only stayed for one night in a 3 bed room with an ensuite. Lovely big and open kitchen with plenty of room to cook with ease. Nice indoor and outdoor seating areas. Within walking distance of the town, would recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I stayed here for one night, in a double room, in May 2015 with the Kiwi Experience. The pros were that it was cheap, good location, ensuite and had a huge movie collection in the TV room. The cons were that it's a little outdated and the radiator wouldn't work in our room so it was freezing.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I really liked this place a lot. I stayed here for one night in a 6 share room. The room and the kitchen was clean. They have Global Gossip wifi ($4 for 24 hours) which was really fast. The hostel is walking distance from most of the places in Kaikoura. The one thing bad is that the bed was super... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Been meaning to write this review for so long! Stayed here for one night in November. I was travelling by myself and was so grateful for such a warm welcome from the owners and their few staff who helped out. The owner was so lovely and gave me a crayfish for my dinner! Such a kind man! And it was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed here for one night in a double room. The room was en suite. The bed was comfortable. The room seemed fairly clean. The kitchen was big and there was plenty of room for everyone to do their cooking. You could sit outside in the sun and eat your food. There was a really nice and friendly lady on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Stated at this hostel recently for the kiwi experience. We were greeted by the receptionist who is a fun and a little eccentric character, who made check in enjoyable! They even have an adorable small dog. The hostel has dorms with a sliding door to each room. I stated in a 5 bed dorm with an ensure (desperate shower and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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 January 6, 2015

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 December 23, 2014

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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