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Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly reccomend this place to anyone looking for work. I was offered a couple of different jobs, shortly after arrival and felt like thats also applied to the other guests as well? Hostel is clean and relatively quiet as most of the people are working here. Could have a couple more showers and toilets and wifi was quiet...

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Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas, Mexico
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I spent 10 weeks in Koanui and I wish I could have stayed longer. You get to know the people so well that at the end you will be part of a family. The hostel is in a unbeateable location, close to supermarket and town and if you work in a factory a bus comes to get you everyday. It's...

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337788, Manager at Koanui Lodge & Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Claudio, Thank you so much for such a thoughtful and positive review! It was a real pleasure to meet you and having you as our guest. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Koanui. We hope you'll be back soon and we'll be pleased to help you find work again. ;) All the best, Domi & Matt

Reviewed 14 July 2016

I arrived to Blenheim to find work. Of all working hostels only Koanui offered to find it for me. After a few days I started container loading and work on a vineyard after that. Luke and his staff have it all figured out. They are incredibly helpful and friendly. Weekends can be a bit wild, but I didn't mind the...

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

When I first arrived in Blenheim my purpose was to find a great working hostel, save fast some money and keep on backpacking around NZ. But you as you know travelling is full of surprises and I finally ended up here staying 5 months, and I have to be thankful to Koanui !! From the beginning Luke,the manager, assisted me...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Like many others, I came to Koanui to find a Job somewhere on the vineyards. I had no idea I would end up staying 9 months! I truly fell in love with this place and the people living there. It's a great place für backpackers and overnight guests. Backpackers will be able to quickly find a job in the area,...

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Koanui is THE place to stay in Blenheim if you're looking for a job. It's a working hostel so during the week it's pretty quiet, but during the weekend they organise activities like saturdaynight games and cool hikes on sundays and ofcourse we love to share a drink and head into town for a dance. There is a hostel part...

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Koanui is a working hostel in Blenheim, situated in a working class town with new world supermarket within walking distance, and it's a 10min walk from the train station. It has two buildings - the old hostel which houses the longer-term working guests, and the newer lodge which have ensuite rooms for overnight guests. Importantly, cleaning staff at Koanui go...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I stayed at the Koanui backpacker several months in 2015. I was looking for a job in Blenheim but at this time there were not so many job available. But when I arrived at Koanui, the manager helped me to find a job in few days. Here I found my Koanui Family. A lot of people stayed there for a...

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1Thank victoriatonnelier
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed about a month there and for a working hostel, it's clean enough, well maintained. The staff is caring and Luke the manager try his best to make sure everyone get a job quickly. It worked for me and hope it will work for you. You can play tennis table in the courtyard and it's easy to find other...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Nice and cosy hostel, perfect for backpackers (and families also). I lived there for 2 months. The manager is super friendly and helpful, he became a real friend. He helped me finding work, too. I think I spend the best time of my NZ-trip there. Most of the people worked there, the community felt like family after a few days....

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Koanui Lodge & Backpackers, we welcome you to stay, make some lifelong friends, and enjoy your home from home in NZ. Only a 5 min walk to town, we are an international backpackers and working hostel, mainly catering to young long-term backpackers looking for work - our friendly staff can help you find a job most of the year round. Here for a wine tour or other Marlborough based activity? We have budget modern ensuite rooms, off-road parking, table tennis, log fire, Sky TV, wifi, bbq, fun weekly activities, and heaps of fun! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

Address: 33 Main Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Koanui Lodge & Backpackers Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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“far from italians :P”
 of 5 bubbles 394marekp, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I love room no. 4 in the Backpackers. It's comfortable and quiet, with lots of light”
 of 5 bubbles littleluisa, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“The new lodge has more modern rooms although the house building is cosier”
 of 5 bubbles RyanMillward, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Get a BBH card if you're staying more than two weeks. Get involved on the weekend activities they're always fun!!”
 of 5 bubbles Shaun_Burnett, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“If staying for more than a month buy BBH card, they're so worth it in the long run”
 of 5 bubbles DickBees, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
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