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Reviews of Kakapo Lodge

Hostel | 14, Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand 7334

93.3% Overall Rating

21 out of 23 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/05/2014)

Michael Jones thinks…

"It is a warm, clean and very comfortable back packer accommodation. One of the best we stayed in .we would always go back there, warm, clean, friendly and helpful. Thank you. M& K Jones"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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93.3%

Overall Rating

21 out of 23 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kakapo Lodge'

Atmosphere
87.0%
Location
98.3%
Facilities
93.9%
Cleanliness
95.7%
Staff
89.6%
Value
92.2%
Safety
96.5%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

15 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

14 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Loction, walking distance to the centre.

Disliked: Happy with everything.

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Michael Jones

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa

06 May 2014 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: It is a warm, clean and very comfortable back packer accommodation. One of the best we stayed in .we would always go back there, warm, clean, friendly and helpful. Thank you. M& K Jones

Disliked: -----------/

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Would suggest providing a power strip in the dorm rooms where there is only one outlet- and to assist in being able to utilize the outlet without disturbing other guests. (As location of outlet behind a bed is inconvenient & difficult for all people in room.)

94.3%
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Attapon Tansakul

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 January 2014 Attapon would recommend this property

Liked: Very near to town centre.

Disliked: Attapon left no negative feedback.

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Michael Morrison

As a family with children

Family Holiday

22 November 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Location was perfect for me being so close to the pools

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zinnia Nichol Foster

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

16 November 2013 Zinnia would recommend this property

Liked: This place was great for the price, close enough to the centre of Hanmer but far enough away to be more comfortable. Nice and cheap, extremely clean, well kept. Friendly, helpful staff and just a good experience. Will return!

Disliked: Nothing that stands out.

91.4%
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Lara Tehennepe

Alone

Relaxation/spa

08 October 2013 Lara would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location. Comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. Good place to stay and would go back.

Disliked: Felt the staff were at time a little distant. Given I was traveling alone a little conversation would not have gone astray.

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2013

Liked: The underfloor heating and the managers were quite accommodating. How close it was to the town.

Disliked: The small room we first got given and it had been painted 4days beforehand so still smelt like paint and we had to move rooms. When I first booked it,it wasn't described well enough so turned up and was disappointed. Didn't know until we were there that there was to be no noise after 10pm. These are reasons why I would have chose a different place to stay.

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

01 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms Tidy, Clean Sheets, close to Hanmer Village.

Disliked: Shower could have a shelf or dry area as it was quite wet, however resonable for the price of accomodtion.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

11 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Very clean. Kitchen was well organised and well equipped. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: It was a little pricey but compared to other accommodation prices in Hamner Springs, it was reasonable.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

24 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We liked how clean and organised it was. Staff were helpful and welcoming and the place was not super loud like alot of backpackers! Would stay again!

Disliked: There was nothing we really disliked

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

05 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff, very helpful with our multiple requests.nice big kitchen, kept very clean

Disliked: Dish washing liquid smells pretty awful No fly screens in room so lots of moths and mozzies came in during the night (heart wave, had to leave windows open

94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

23 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location Cleanliness Friendly service

Disliked: A noisy group in the evening who didn't respect that their noise was affecting others.

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Gary & Julie Wilson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 November 2012 Gary & Julie would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms. were very clean . Location fab!

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really quiet area near the thermal pools. Very relaxing and warm!

Disliked: No free tea and coffee!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and comfortable. This is the best YHA in my experience.

Disliked: no

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great clean hostel with cheap beds and a big kitchen.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Claire Esfahani

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2011 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: beautifully kept property

Disliked: nothing?

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

21 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly helpful staff, comfortable bed and common area with cosy sofas and balcony areas in the sun. They had reasonable wifi for $10 per 14hours! big clean kitchen, clean bathroom and cheap laundry services, only $2 to wash and $2 to dry a load.

Disliked: nothing. all good.

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Diane Ainsworth

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

19 November 2011 Diane would recommend this property

Liked: Very good place to stay plenty of choice we upgraded to an ensuite which was top class good towels and bathroom very good. Staff were really helpful on information and the springs were fantastic.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

77.1%
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Carmel Canny

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 October 2011 Carmel would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Tiny common room