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Reviews of YHA Kaikoura

Hostel | 270 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand 7300

88.2% Overall Rating

41 out of 46 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/03/2013)

yingshu xu thinks…

"my favourite YHA,beautiful seaview,helpful staff,cute decoration,20minutes walk from town centre,but it is beautiful walking along the coast"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

YHA Cancellations Policy • To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. • For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. • For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. • Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. • If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

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88.2%

Overall Rating

41 out of 46 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Kaikoura'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
91.2%
Value
84.0%
Safety
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Danyelle Miller

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 October 2013 Danyelle would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome view

Disliked: -

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, atmospher, great pleace

Disliked: strange women in the reception:)

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and nice staff that gave me many useful tips on how to combat seasickness

Disliked: The hostel is a bit off so if you're travelling with Intercity Bus make sure you book the right stop, don't choose the city stop then you have to walk for a bit or take a taxi.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

yingshu xu

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2013 yingshu would recommend this property

Liked: my favourite YHA,beautiful seaview,helpful staff,cute decoration,20minutes walk from town centre,but it is beautiful walking along the coast

Disliked: no

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Hostel i would always recommend it. Nice and helpfull staff. Very clean and nice rooms ( Kitchen , Living Room, Sleeping Room The only thing i would recommend to improve is the Reception hours. When you arrive at 2.30 in the afternoon you cant check in before 4 pm and you have to wait... Specially after long travelling its not nice to wait again...... I didnt know before that the reception is closed from 2pb untilll 4 pm. I couldnt prepare for it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Jeetu Melwani

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2012 Jeetu would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly, view and location was great

Disliked: Jeetu left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view was amazing. Beachfront property.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

frances roberts

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2012 frances would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very friendly and helpful. Hostel kept to a very high standard and I felt secure during my stay.

Disliked: n/a

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Yuet Foong Ng

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday

19 May 2012 Yuet Foong would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and at nice location. Good sleeping quality and clean bathroom. Near to the Seal Colony (driving distance) and friendly staff.

Disliked: Yuet Foong left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had a lot of character, and my room had beautiful views of the sea and bay

Disliked: Abit far out of town

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jeremias Bauer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2012 Jeremias would recommend this property

Liked: nice,clean and little. good view over the beach

Disliked: about 20 walking min. out of Kaikoiura

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2012

Liked: Great view of the mountains. Comfy beds. Decent kitchen.

Disliked: Reception is shut 1.30pm til 4 - not great when you arrive at 2pm and have to pay to store your bags until they re-open. Hostel is VERY quiet, no atmosphere. Bathrooms weren't great, and the bedrooms are small.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the ocean

Disliked: Small space for sitting in the diningroom

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dave Chapple

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2011 Dave would recommend this property

Liked: location, facilities & staff

Disliked: nothing

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

20 October 2011

Liked: Location on the foreshore.

Disliked: Wife disliked unisex bathrooms upstairs although segregated bathroom were found downstairs.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

paul furst

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2011 paul would recommend this property

Liked: amazing views right on the coast big breakfast room looking out to sea with mountains fast computers for internet access

Disliked: internet can only be used with a paid card

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

29 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean kitchen and bathroom.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

25 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is a nice quiet place infront of the sea but unfortunately too far away from the city center (20-30 min. walking). means it is ok for people how have a car but not ok for those who need to walk all the way down to get to the supermarket, dolphin or whale office etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Catherine Leach

15 July 2009 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful view

Disliked: Catherine left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

08 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: out of town so less noisy from traffic etc...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location with sea and mountain views,and an easy walk to the seal colony. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

19 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and quiet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

29 December 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anne Kirby

19 August 2008 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness and helpfulness of staff & v. clean.

Disliked: Anne left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

04 April 2008

Liked: toured nz for 6 weeks, stayed in yha's for entire stay and must say this was bad.. staff who have private phonecalls on loudspeaker while trying to check you in at same time? not very professional.. also kitchen was filthy, didnt wana touch anything in it and definitly couldnt cook in it.. i would not recommend this place!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.