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Lazy Shag

37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area. Good for the money. No free internet in the hostel. Kitchen could be improved with better pots and pans. Rooms are a little musky Lady is very friendly and helpful and there is a little dog running around freely. Room could be a little warmer as we can't change the setting on the radiator.

Thank Riley0076
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The only entertainment is the movie room, many movies were provided which is okay. But it is cold. The only warm place is the common room which is small to accommodate more than 10 people. Kitchen is well equipped but dining table is not Enough for more than 6 as well. Dorm is fine in generally fine.

Thank Joey L
Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in a large dorm, rooms have private bathroom. Toilets and showers are separated, both contain sinks and are cleaned daily. Rooms were very clean. Kitchen is large. Huge selection of movies in the lounge. Asian lady was very very friendly and helped us a lot with booking excursions. Place is located a bit outside centre but... More 

Thank Yara W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We just stayed for one night, and despite it not being the flashest place I've ever been to, the people were really nice and I enjoyed the stay. Compared to the other hostel options in Kaikoura, this one was definitely the best for the price. Definitely recommend

Thank Callum S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Not the flashiest of hostels or most modern but has a big kitchen, nice gardens, beautiful views in the TV room and the rooms are clean. Easy access to the town and the staff were really nice. Would recommend to a friend for a cheap stay in Kaikoura.

Thank Chelseadaggers
Ruston, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

This hostel wasn't what I had in mind, the decor and rooms are a bit old and not in the best condition. I didn't have a great sleep here, but the staff is very friendly and helpful and the location is easy walking distance to main street and downtown Kaikoura.

Thank rachel45116
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Lovely owners, OK facilities. The rooms (we had a double ensuite) were tiny, not even soap in the bathrooms. But we were offered towels, and the room was relatively clean. Great location (for Kaikoura), next to an awesome cafe. Please could do with a lick of paint, but otherwise good.

Thank AntsMurray
Daegu, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here twice --in a twin room at the beginning of my trip and a double on the way home. Both were comfortable and featured en-suite bathrooms/showers. Although very basic, the rooms were clean and a good value for the money. Close enough to walk into town for meals and site seeing. Loved the little breakfast cafe next door!!!

Thank Sharon G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stayed in a double room with bathroom. Very basic but brilliant value. Towels included. Very accomodating when we were going to arrive late due to flight delay. The lady who checks you in is so happy and funny you can't help but instantly warm to her. Very clean, quiet, great facilities is kitchen, outdoor eating area and chilling area... More 

Thank culz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I thought the room might get a bit cold with it having glass sliding doors but it kept the heat well. Short walk from town and from local supermarket. On arrival I was meant to be going whale watching, but once that was cancelled the staff at the time gave me a suggested walk to go on which ended up... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
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Additional Information about Lazy Shag

Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $37 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Lazy Shag Hotel Kaikoura
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