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YHA Kaikoura Reviews

270 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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114 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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A bit noisy due to the wooden building. However we could sleep well so this wasn't a problem.


Super friend staff, clean bathrooms and rooms and high levels of safety made this one of my favorite hostel stays.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This was my favorite city and my favorite hostel. The views are just amazing. It's so clean, it's so beautiful, and just amazing people. Loved it!


Very good hostel, best receptionist, clean kitchen with all the and very well located.

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Locked myself out of my room at 7:45am. Unfortunately, the reception opens at 9am, which meant over 1h waiting for help. In my case it wasn't a big deal because the view across the bay on to the mountains was just incredible and the lovely french girl who shared her coffee with me and 2 others providing good company eased the pain. However, if I would have been pressed with time, I may have tried to break into my own room. Hence, an emergency Tel Nr would be great to have for stupids like me.

  • 4th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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