At our arrival we were pointed around the building, where the reception is. A single lady took care of the reception and since we were travelling with a whole bus of people it took some time before she could hand us our key. The woman in charge however has a good sense of humour and was happy to give a detailed description to our room. (Don't worry, it is far from a maze there).
The double room we were given the first time was decently sized and a good distance away from the dorms. All the double rooms in the Lazy Shag have toilet and shower ensuite but the second time we were there we were warned that when we were taking a shower with the windows closed, the fire alarm might go off. Nevertheless, both rooms were clean with clean sheets on the bed. The kitchen here was not as good as the rooms. There was plenty of space to cook with many others, but it did not feel clean and lacked a lot of cooking tools.
Though this hostel is not on Kaikoura's main street it is not even a 5min walk away from all the shops, restaurants and even the Dolphin & Whale Whatching (a must do in Kaikoura).
Note: There is good wireless available but, as it is in most hostels, you have to pay for it.
- Also Known As:
- Lazy Shag Hotel Kaikoura