This youth hostel is not a reflection of the other youth hostels in new zealand luckily, however a very disappointing stay. The place is covered in dog hair as the hostel dog is aloud to roam free over all the sofas and chairs, the place is cluttered with bits and bobs, dead fly's are all over all the window sills, we even found a dead moth in the sugar pot in the kitchen. The ladies toilets and bathroom were disgusting, dried skid marks in the pan and months worth of hair down the shower drains, we cleaned the showers sinks and toilets before we used them as they were repulsive. The pictures on the website were obviously taken a long time ago, and as you enter the building you are greeted by a hand made sign that says ' close the door FFS'! amazing unprofessional.
The whole building needs a cleaner and a make over, so until then i would not advise staying there! however the Catlins area is beautiful and all the other hostels we stayed in in new zealand were lovely.
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