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Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

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“second home”(5 reviews)
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Paid Wifi
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say about Koanui? I spent 8 months there working and meeting great people. The coolest and the best hostel in blenheim. My second home . I absolutely suggest this hostel to find a job really easily and live comfy and meet...More

Thank Cristian L
Response from Koanui, Manager at Koanui Lodge & BackpackersResponded August 15, 2017

Cristian - you will always be our Sunshine! Thank you for your lovely review. We miss you already! Best of luck with your travels and of course you're always welcome to come back home :)

Reviewed May 11, 2017

The hostel is clean, friendly and full of helpful people. The atmosphere is fantastic and the staff are always keen to help. I am planning to head back to work and hope that it hasn't changed to much.

Thank Toby S
Response from 337788, Manager at Koanui Lodge & BackpackersResponded May 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel, we look forward to hosting you both again soon.

Reviewed April 14, 2017

I stayed at this place both as a short term guess and then I returned as a long term working backpacker. The staff are really friendly and helpful in getting you work to do. Most of the work will be in the vineyards or the...More

Thank Shauna B
Response from 337788, General Manager at Koanui Lodge & BackpackersResponded April 16, 2017

Many thanks for taking the time for your review, we are stoked that you enjoy the "spirit of Koanui" during your stay here. We aim to provided local casual work for all our guests who choose to stay with us and offer the best facilities...More

Reviewed April 1, 2017

I stayed roughly two months and enjoyed every bit of it. Positive atmosphere, clean rooms and facilities. Best wifi I've had since I can to NZ. two minute walk to New World, ten minute walk to town. Hostel manager is very helpful. Easy to find...More

Thank JonathanFilmon
Response from 337788, General Manager at Koanui Lodge & BackpackersResponded April 16, 2017

Thank you Jonathon for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your time at Koanui and really embraced the spirit of the place. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels. Take care.

Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Koanui for two months. We both got work through the hostel the week we arrived, though that can obviously vary depending on local demand. We stayed in the hostel building which is a bit older, we had a private...More

Thank Katie L
Response from 337788, General Manager at Koanui Lodge & BackpackersResponded April 16, 2017

Thank you very much for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your time with your "Koanui Family" All the best for you and Tom and the rest of your travels, take care.

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"Two different buildings, One is newly built and has toilets in each rooms and other have shared toilets."
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"Lodge rooms have ensuites!"
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"far from italians :P"
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"I love room no. 4 in the Backpackers. It's comfortable and quiet, with lots of light"
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