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Fish Tank Lodge Reviews

86 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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84%

Rating
455 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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91%

Great location right by the bus stop, and close to the water front. Comfy beds. Ask about Jerry's fishing trip, great excursion. Craig (owner or manager) very helpful.


66%

Overall it was a good hostel, however, I felt as though the older man working was very impatient and rude with me when sorting out the payment. It caused a big hassle for me and my group and if he continues to use HostelWorld he should find a way to make the payment easier so that each member of my group didn't have to pay me back my deposit from their own pocket. I found it to be very unprofessional.


97%

Great hostel with a perfect location, lovely view, and fast free unlimited wifi.


86%

Free WIFI is always a plus. The room was average size and the beds were more comfortable than most hostels


71%

We were a bit scared of sleeping on the top bed of the bunk bed as it didn't have any protection from falling down during the night. Heater was broken.

  • 23rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Comfortable, clean beds. Great kitchen facilities, free wifi a bonus! Morning staff very friendly... Afternoon/evening staff nowhere to be seen! Got annoying after a while as there was always a "back in 5 min" sign on the desk. Security good although lockers would be nice. Overall a pleasant stay, would stay again


94%

Great hostel with comfy beds that arent squeaky and are attached to the wall. I just didnt like the coed bathrooms/showers it was a little weird. The owner is very friendly and helpful!


91%

Friendly, helpful staff. We really enjoyed our time here, thank you!

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

A good hostel, manager Craig was very welcoming and calm despite there being a massive storm outside. Kitchen good, people nice, atmosphere warm, beds comfy. Only bad thing was there was a punch-hole in the shower room.. But other than that a great place to stay in Kaikoura!


94%

Great little hostel in a great location. Right opposite the bus stop & I-site and next to all the shops and only a short walk to the whale watching and dolphin encounter offices. Nice comfy beds and very clean.


80%

Small room, kitchen could have more equipmentt


89%

This hostel was very nice. Close to the beach and quite clean. Staff were helpful and free wifi


83%

Great lounge area with big screen tv. Great kitchen. Excellent that wifi is free. Lockers required. Also internet kept on cutting out.


89%

The beds were really comfy and the location is great, the Intercity bus stop is right outside. The view from the balcony is awesome. No complaints.


86%

nice friendly place, room was clean, lovely veranda atthe front, staff were easy going , frieindly and helpfull


89%

Very helpful, friendly, and attentive manager.

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Good hostel! Big kitchen, TV lounge and sun deck. Spacious rooms. Only thing: one employee was not a genius in calculating so I paid too much but he was very friendly when I calculated it for him and he gave me the money back, so no problem.


74%

Excellent location. Handy to everything.

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Great location, friendly staff and nice hostel.


54%

it was said to be special, even "high standard" but in reality = disappointingly basic and rooms too crampy = no luggage storage.

  • 9th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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