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Passau, Germany
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We stayed a couple of nights in a 10-bed dorm. It was a rainy week and even after we got the heater to work, the room just never lost this really bad damp and foul smell you get from wet clothes. We also found it quite disturbing that housekeeping always left our room door wide open while they were making... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Booked a 4 room dorm which was clean, tidy and very quiet on our stay. A special mention to Kay because she has wonderful customer service. She checked us in and out and served us breakfast in the morning. Thanks Kay!

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Palafrugell, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after bluff oyster festival as accomodation was limited. The place is nice it's quiet clean and everything you need for a nights sleep. Friendly staff great cafe on site and great central location

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Thank AlisterStill
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I was the only 1 sent to sleep in the basement, even though there were only about 25 people staying that night. No window, no heating, no one to hear if I screamed. The female receptionist insisted that "there were no other vacant beds." The young male receptionist said, "Take room 15. We're practically empty." The windows were broken, no... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Dryers doesn't dry clothes properly, ended up packing wet clothes. When I went to complain, reception said there was nothing they could do as they don't own the machines... They had no contact details for the company and were uninterested in my complaint. Room was very small and beds were squeaky 🙁

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Didn't know what to expect when I rolled into this place. Large open lobby in building. The desk clerk had more piercings than Baskin/ Robbins has flavors. Turns out that this is an excellent place to crash. Excellent wifi, comfortable bunks, adequate kitchen and the lobby cafe is a treat. Located on the main drag. Bus station and Subway sandwiches... More 

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Garching bei Munchen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I was for two nights in this hostel it was terrible ... In the 4 doorm rooms was no window and it smell terrible in all the Hostel. In the badroom was mold und very dirty ... And the bedspread did not change i have see it .. Horrible Never go there...

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Penrith, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Very basic hostel. I would not recommend doing washing here. My boyfriend and I have been to many hostels while we have been in NZ and haven't had any issues doing our washing. Between us we make a full load at any other hostel. At this hostel it took 2 loads of washing and 2 dryers that took 2 hours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to the cafe for brunch. We were told that there would be a half an hour wait. We decided to wait. It took 45 minutes for my food to come out. Unfortunately it took another 10 minutes for my friends food. It was good food.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We stayed here through the kiwi bus for one night in an 8 bed dorm. We entered our room and realised there were no clean beds for us? Which was shocking. We went to reception and were given a new room which was slightly better. However, only four sockets between 8 of us which was so hideous as both are... More 

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Additional Information about Tuatara Lodge

Address: 30 - 32 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: $39 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Tuatara Lodge Invercargill, South Island
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