This hostel was nice and the rooms were ok. A little cramped, but fine. The kitchen and bathrooms were clean, there was a ping-pong table in the outside area, and designated smoking spots.
Some of the staff were friendly, but the cleaners seemed to be grumpy and moaning about other guests.
Blenheim has a massive ant problem, so before you stay anywhere in Blenheim be sure to invest in good food bags and storage. The ants are not a reflection on the cleanliness of the hostel, they are everywhere! And this hostel is helpful at making you aware of the problem and suggesting solutions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Koanui Lodge & Backpackers, we welcome you to stay, make some lifelong friends, and enjoy your home from home in NZ. Only a 5 min walk to town, we are an international backpackers and working hostel, mainly catering to young long-term backpackers looking for work - our friendly staff can help you find a job most of the year round. Here for a wine tour or other Marlborough based activity? We have budget modern ensuite rooms, off-road parking, table tennis, log fire, Sky TV, wifi, bbq, fun weekly activities, and heaps of fun! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Koanui Lodge & Backpackers Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand