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YHA Kaikoura Reviews

270 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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90 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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book a double room with sea view. large cosy kitchen and dining area with excellent sea view and snowy mountain view. towels included with lots of charging sockets and hanging area.


The staff was very friendly and helpful. The kitchen dining lounge got a gorgeous view over the water. Our room on the 1st floor was located next to 3 others and the people made a lot of noises when banging the doors. Apart from that the hostel was pretty quiet.


We were initially ignored upon arrival at the Hostel - one lady was on the computer, but did not look up to acknowledge us or explain that the 'real' receptionist would be with us soon. When the 'real' receptionist arrived she was very friendly and helpful, I have scored average for the staff as one was poor and one was good - so I thought an average was the fair result to score. The location is stunning, great for breakfast and evening views!!

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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