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“One night was enough”
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Tuatara Lodge
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“One night was enough”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Invercargill - what can I say! You truly are special... Receptionist was great, but the hostel is a little old and tired. Roomates nice, and seemed a common trend for everyone in the hostel to go to the cinema as there wasn't anything else to do in the city! Very quiet and had an empty kitchen to cook in, which made a change from other hostels! Weird nurse downstairs in the stairwell with a skin clinic/lamp thing... um... Nice cafe downstairs.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Cayenne, French Guiana
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

This Hostel with free Car Park is situated in the Town center of Invercargill, shops and Bars are only mins walk away. The managers and the Staff are so Friendly and Welcoming you cannot leave the place.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Big communal kitchen, good relaxed vibe and clean room/showers : what else can one ask ? Internet ! And that is also provided at a very good rate (10 dollars for 24 hours ).

In short, a very good value (70 dollars for 2 ppl) for backpackers willing to chill a bit before the next outdoor adventure !

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

I just spent one night at Tuatara Backpackers on a field trip. The bunks were comfortable and were clean. The building is slightly old but you are in Invercargill. The lift is really old. But other than that it was pretty sweet.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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singapore
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Reviewed 23 November 2010

We stayed in an ensuite room on the ground floor...the size of the room is quite big as it is meant to be a triple room..
No complains..everything was in order.. location is good and the cafe opens ar 7.30am which is gd if you are leaving early..
There is limited parking lots at the back of the backpackers..so if it is peak season, parking may be a problem..

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2010

Very conveniently located in the main street, close to all amenities. Friendly staff (Carie-Ann the manager esp., Sophie, too), very helpful, very polite and friendly. Tidy and clean room, warm & cosy. I stayed an extra night because of that. Highly recommended !

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

this hostel was comfortable and quiet, and clean. Not much wrong with it apart from theres not much to do in Invercargill. The receptionist did get her boyfirend to help us when our hire car's battery went dead.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tuatara Lodge
Address: 30 - 32 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
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Ranked #10 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Invercargill
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Number of rooms: 26
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Tuatara Lodge Invercargill, New Zealand - South Island

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