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YHA Kakapo Lodge Reviews

14 Amuri ave, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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61 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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10 out of 10 for Kakapo Lodge, the hospitality and facilities where excellant. The best YHA we stayed in out of our 2 weeks trips on the south Island. Ron and Greta Carter

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Overall super impressed. Everything was very clean and tidy, plus the common room had a cute little stove fire going all day. The bathroom showers were slightly odd, but not a deal breaker. We were there while it was really dead, so I can't really comment on the atmosphere. But it had a nice location and the bedrooms had good warm blankets.


A great hostel. The rooms are spacious and clean, with extra bedding provided if needed. The showers and bathrooms are very nice and the movie room was cool. The kitchen is immaculate and the common area is very cosy with the log fire. Both of the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. There is no bunk beds even in the dorms which is nice. We would definitely stay here again

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