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The Lazy Shag Reviews

37 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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75 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Friendly, helpful staff. Upgraded to double room at no extra charge. Was given good advice on avoiding seasickness for my Albatross Encounter tour. Would definitely stay again, recommend to others.

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


No secure luggage storage - you can store your luggage in the common area at Lazy Shag or securely under lock and key at the I-Site for $2. Internet not free. Lots of flies in the kitchen due to the unclosed recycle/rubbish bins.


Nice place,a bit out of town from bus,only problem was noise from all the people from the stray tour bus talking outside at night. Very cheap single room with shower. I recommend.


Ayumi the manager is superb and really makes your stay here a good one. I had a double bed ensuite with view of the water - comfortable clean and nice ensuite. Hostel is 5 mins walk from centre and 5 mins from supermarket. Only down sides- kitchen poorly equipped and owner wants cash payment, otherwise great!

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