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Lyell Creek Lodge

  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
  • 7 Apr 2015
    “Value for Money!”
  • 30 Jan 2015
    “Good value for money, but not cleaned regularly”
193 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand See on map
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Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We drove around Kaikoura motels, looked at rooms and compared prices before settling for Lyell Creek Lodge. It represents really good value for money as there are plenty of places charging $20-$40 more for much worse, older rooms. Owners aren't based on site but easy...More

Thank Melia000
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We booked three nights in the Lyell Creek Lodge, although it didn't have good reviews at the bbh website and tripadvisor. Our stay was nice, the bed was comfortable, the room had a TV and the Wifi was working very well. The only downside was...More

2  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We stayed here 3 times during the weekend. The rooms in the first floor are really nice and warm with a fantastic view. Everything was very clean and warm. The kitchen was very good and we could cook great food there. The Lodge is a...More

1  Thank surfingdude
Reviewed 3 June 2014

IT wasn't all that it was quite bad , service poor , horrid location i just hated it . I had a poor sleep because of trucks ,vehicles and trains at night . I wish they had the hostel more in town as it was...More

Thank isabella t
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Brand new hostel so everything was clean and the rooms were a great size. We ended up having the whole top floor to ourselves (a double room and the twin) with another woman downstairs. Plenty of space.and very hospitable hosts who live at the bottom...More

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Quality Backpackers for the independent & mobile traveler. Small, clean, quiet & homely. Mountain views and a peaceful garden & creek area. Eight private rooms, three with en-suite bathrooms. Two fully More equipped kitchens. Log fire in lounge, off-street parking. TV & heaters in all rooms. Wireless & internet access. Guests laundry facilities. Free use of mountain bikes & BBQ cooker. Winter specials / discounts. All linen provided including towels & soap. Complimentary hot drinks. Relax & unwind in beautiful Kaikoura. Less
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US$38 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms
Price range
US$38 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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"Even though it's about 15 mins walk from town, it has the benefit of being in a quiet location."
28 Mar 2012
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"room 8 has a really nice view"
1 Jan 2012
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