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The Lazy Shag Reviews

37 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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91 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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Huge rambling place makes it difficult to find some things like the laundry to the newly arrived. Wall to wall people everywhere. Very friendly all partying and cooking food together. 1 internet computer. Very busy staff. They never had a chance to sit down, we had a private room in a wing that was locked 10 mins early which was annoying, doubly so when the door wouldn't then unlock. Room nice, TV, DVD , small separate bathroom. Lots of parking and access from several streets.


Have to pay cash. Dark corridor. Dirty kitchen.

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel rooms were clean with good shower. Having a tv in the room would have been nice but the communal lounge was good enough.


The double room/ensuite was very small and basic, inadequate for 1 large/1 small case. Shower curtain and door/window curtain were stained. Surfaces dusty but otherwise clean and bright. Unfortunately we encountered the worst shared kitchen here. It was very crowded at dinnertime but at breakfast it was beyond disgusting; dried on food covered the benches, table, cookers and sinks. Unwashed utensils were everywhere. It looked like there had been a food fight. Only soggy teatowels were left.

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Good short term accomodation close to the town.

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