This hostel is situated in an old converted house, so there is a bit of an 'old building' feel about the place but it seemed clean enough. We stayed in a double room that was very spacious, airy and bright. The bathrooms were adequate but the floor was often covered in water after people had showered.
The hostel seemed to have a lot of facilities: kitchen, movie room, both wifi and coin-operated internet, washing machine and dryer/clothes line. I believe there are free canoes as well but we never saw them. It backs on to the river which is nice, but otherwise is strangely located in what seems to be the middle of an industrial area. However it only took us 10 minutes to walk to the centre of town.
The one thing I would change about this hostel is to make an official reception desk. The staff seem to live in a separate part of the house and it makes them a bit inaccessible...you kind of feel like you are bothering them if you have to knock on the door for anything.
- Also Known As:
- The Grapevine Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand