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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Location, check. Lovely staff, check. Clean modern rooms, check. Amazing bathrooms, check. Big screen TV in the communal lounge so that you can watch the All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup, check!!!! This place definitely checked all the boxes, and the staff were great with the small things (e.g. getting up at 4am to get the TV working in... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The place was very comfortable We got a room close to the kitchen , and thought not ensuite toilet , it was right next door nice hot tub which we used too Anakiwa is as one end of the Queen Charlottte track , and this place is a 5 minute walk from the track starting. We were a bit luck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Could a hostel get better? A double room for $90 equipped with towels and a massive double bed with an electric blanket if we get cold. This then includes spa pool use, free kayak hire in Marlborough sounds where you can see sting rays and starfish etc. It's cheaper to stay here with a friend than to get a dorm... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Anakiwa Lodge was not your typical backpackers - it was exceptionaly quiet and clean, with well-maintained facilities. We stayed in the family room which could comfortably sleep up to 5 (and was quiet due to being a bit separate from the other rooms). The spa was a very nice touch, and the kitchen was good. There's a movie room with... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful evening and night at Anakiwa Lodge. After two days of mountain biking on the Queen Charlotte track, I was very happy to find a clean, bright and fully equipped place like this one. Darrell is very helpful with everything and sorted out all my problems. La cerise sur le gateau: the hot tub !!! After the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed a night in Anakiwa and it is a lovely little place. The lodge is only a minute away from the water and it is a big house with lots of rooms. We had a twin room at the back. It had its own balcony with table and chairs so it was great to sit out and enjoy dinner... More 

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Thank lu_rvs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Always a bit nervous staying at a backpacker type accommodation but Anakiwa Lodge is lovely. Great facilities, nice room and well stocked kitchen. We were in the family room which was very good - I camped mostly on this holiday so it was lovely to have a real bed for a night! We also made use of the spa and... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Hostels can be pretty big and pretty basic. This was more like a small inn than a hostel, and had way more amenities, like a hot tub, use of kayaks, huge DVD library, hair dryers and more. It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. And it's a 2 minute walk from the start of the beautiful Queen Charlotte track! I... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was one of the best YHA's I have stopped in during a recent trip to NZ and like other reviewers could not believe this was a YHA. Set in a quiet location only a short drive from Picton and a short walk down to the water and Queen Charlotte Track. I had booked a double but when I arrived... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Like others I couldn't believe this is a YHA, it's more like a hotel. There was a slight mix up with my booking which was fine because I ended up in a lovely room with a double bed that was the most comfortable bed I've slept in during my travels. The facilities are spotlessy clean and it has everything you... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Anakiwa Lodge is a new modern 5 star hostel similar to a small boutique hotel. You should note that we are located a 30min scenic drive (25kms) from Picton, into the stunning Marlborough Sounds. We guarantee it is worth the drive to experience our premium rooms and sparkly clean facilities. The popular Queen Charlotte Track is only 2 mins walk from our doorstep. The pace here is quiet, comfortable and relaxed. Explore the bays, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking or walking the local tracks. Wind down with a soak in the large luxury hot spa and then retire to the movie lounge for some big screen entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anakiwa Lodge

Address: 9 Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Price Range: $49 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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