Lyell Creek Lodge is a short drive from town and the whale watching tour. We only stayed one night so spent limited time at the hostel but I found it to be clean and comfortable. We were offered a cheaper rate due to some renovations being done which meant we did not get ensuite rooms as requested. This was no problem as the shared bathrooms were very clean and there were no long waits.
The double bedroom was spacious with a built-in wardrobe, bedside table, lamps, heater, and small TV. The bed was comfy and warm. And the view - wow!
The kitchen/lounge area has a nice fire and full facilities. Everything is very clean.
I would recommend this to backpackers and anyone wishing to save money on accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less