This place is horrendous, bedding was dirty and creased and the bathroom smelled of mould as a result of a dirty shower curtain. However, the worst part was the kitchen. I had to wash cups and spoons taken out of the cupboard before I could use them and the only tea cloth that was available was absolutely disgustingly dirty. The fridge and freezer were also in a disgusting state. I wouldn't have wanted to cook anything there.
We were asked for cash on arrival 'because their card machine was down'. Being a trusting soul I handed over the money. It was only later that realised that BBH, the booking agent I used, had already taken a credit card payment. I called back later in the week to get my money back but I am still waiting for this as apparently they don't keep cash on the premises.
I certainly would not recommend this place to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality Backpackers for the independent & mobile traveler. Small, clean, quiet & homely. Mountain views and a peaceful garden & creek area. Eight private rooms, three with en-suite bathrooms. Two fully equipped kitchens. Log fire in lounge, off-street parking. TV & heaters in all rooms. Wireless & internet access. Guests laundry facilities. Free use of mountain bikes & BBQ cooker. Winter specials / discounts. All linen provided including towels & soap. Complimentary hot drinks. Relax & unwind in beautiful Kaikoura. ... more less