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Haka Lodge Reviews

518 Linwood Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand

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86 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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This was definitely the best hostel I have stayed in so far, we were only there for one night but it was so clean and felt like home would definitely recommend it!! The staff were really friendly and welcoming! 10/10 all round!


Kind of far from the airport. No other complaints.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are located 15 kms from the airport, you are correct in saying we are far away from the airport however there is a local bus that operates to/from the airport or you can use a shuttle or taxi if needing transport options which operate 24/7. Thank you very much for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Haka Lodge Christchurch Team :-)


Nice place - plenty of space and great view over the lake.


Free wifi would have been great but this place is gorgeous, a shame that is so far away from city center.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad to read you found the lodge gorgeous and I will share your comments with our team as I am sure this will act as encouragement to all our staff. We give all guest free WiFi vouchers upon arrival. Thank you very much for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Haka Lodge Christchurch Team :-)


it's like a big house didn't really feel like a hostel shame it's away from the city but easy access to get to, also gets to the beach easy


We stayed for two nights. We had a car so the hostel was easily accessible but it was about a 15 minute drive from central Christchurch and I'm not sure what the public transport was like. The place was nice and we had no problems with it. The only negative I found was that you couldn't do your own washing, you had to pay $7 to get it washed and dried externally.


Haka Lodge was excellent! It was great to have a spacious kitchen, cooking utensils, tv and lounge area for a really good price! Not far from city center. The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Best hostel in Christchurch, possibly New Zealand.


Such a nice little hostel! Not too big so it was easy to meet some really fun people. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and modern and there are 2 adorable resident cats. Owners were so welcoming and outgoing too which made me feel right at home on my first night in NZ


We had originally only booked one night here but ended up booking our last night in NZ here as well as we were so impressed by the place. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially on knowing where the good places to go were, such as the brewery, cafe's and where to go in the city centre. The rooms were clean, showers immaculate and they had a cat, which being a cat lover is awesome! About a 5 min drive from city centre, but we had a car so no probs there. Would def stay again!

  • 22nd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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