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Tranquil Lodge
Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Lovely staff and great vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

Whilst this hostel is still recovering from the damage caused by the earthquake last year, the staff made every effort to accommodate to the guests need. There is a really relaxed vibe at this hostel, and I greatly enjoyed my 2 night stay here.

I wanted to stay there again when I was back in Christchurch, and despite attempting to book weeks in advance, they were fully booked- much to my disappointment.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

Stayed in a 4 bed dorm 22.50 NZD.

Rooms are dirty. Floors unswept walls and ceiling are cracked. Collection of pizza boxes on closet. Dirty mirrors and dripping sink in room.

Facilities are messy. Showers dirty - found three types of dead insects and lots of dust on the clothes shelf, shower head broken so be prepared for a vertical shower.

The owner is helpful and lives on the premise, but thats the only positive thing about this hostel

Internet stations available for a few NZD

Overall - stay away, there are better low cost hostels.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

Stayed several nights and could not fault the place. Handy to everything in Christchurch with food outlets and drinking establishments nearby. The hosts Graeme and Denise very helpful and informative. Stayed in two different rooms and found both very comfortable with sink and TV.
Some of the guests were a little noisy one night, but hey it's a backpackers where people from all over meet and enjoy each other's company. The kitchen was nice and clean every morning sometimes a little messy later on in the day due to some of the guests. Thanks for making my stay in your place so enjoyable and good luck as you continue your recovery from the earthquakes.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

A great stay. I arrived late but all was accommodated for. Really friendly owner who even offered to take me to the city the next day. Comfy rooms and wide beds with little noise. A TV lounge fit for purpose and a well stock and organised kitchen. Showers were warm and powerful and toilets were clean. Would really recommend :)

Room Tip: Rooms nearer reception are noisier but otherwise all are fine :)
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

We stayed here in September for 2 nights as we flew into Christchurch and we were so pleased we returned to stay here before our departing flight.

Location was great as we could walk everywhere. Short walk to location where Magicbus picked us up and dropped us off. Supermarket, post office and food outlets in ST Albans 5-10 minute walk.

Staff were really accommodating and flexible to out needs, we were able to check out later on the day we flew out of Christchurch which was really helpful for us.

There was a great laid back feel to the place and both rooms we had were clean and cosy. Would definitely stay again
if we returned to Christchurch.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Supernat88
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed in a private double for 2 nights. Couldn't wait to leave. Everything about this place was unpleasant, which is a shame as it does have potential and the owners did seem ok (on the one occasion we saw them - checking in).

Let's start with the room. It had a tv, fridge and sink, which were a nice surprise. This is where the nice surprises ended. I could defo smell urine from where I slept, possibly on the curtains or carpet (not me). There are biting bed bugs of some form - we woke up both mornings with fresh bites. The room was just generally very dirty and dingey. We even brought our own bedding in from the car as we didn't trust anything in the room. Ours was right opposite the common area, which is party city central apparently, so we were kept awake/woken up at 3am by screeching girls and shouting lads.

The common area was absolutely disgusting. I was not there to play drinking games, so maybe I'm being a boring sod, but the common room was purely used for this purpose and showed the relevant results you'd expect. Constantly smelled of booze and fags, rubbish EVERYWHERE. Really nothing good to say at all.

The showers were horrific, smelled of a mixture of damp, mould, BO, sick etc, basically disgusting! They were really that bad, they actually made my girlfriend heave when she walked past. The toilets ran out of paper and were not replaced by management.

The kitchen was filthy, no one appeared to do their own washing up. They were cleaned every morning but were in a state by dinner time again.

The whole place needs redoing and tidying. There are random items of debris throughout, old mattresses, chairs, rubbish, that have just been dumped and never moved.

I'm sure if you're just there to drink then sleep, then this place would suit you perfectly. But if you actually want comfort and tranquilly, avoid this place at all costs! It is the worst place we have stayed in 6 months of travelling.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sean A
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I was traveling with 3 other girls via NakedBus and this hostel is quite a distance from the NakedBus stop just as an fyi for anyone traveling like that. The owners seemed very nice but the toilet paper was never filled and the trash was always full. The room I was in was clean and had access to the porch area which was nice. Lots of friendly people staying there looking for work in Christchurch.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ericahelm
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Property: Tranquil Lodge
Address: 440 Manchester Street, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Ranked #50 of 111 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
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