On the upside, the staff were really nice and friendly and it seemed safe enough. And the kitchen facilities were also good.
These aside, this place was one of the worst I have stayed in and I have travelled a lot. My husband and I stayed here to reduce travel costs, but I guess you get what you pay for! It was extremely loud all night and you could hear everything: toilets flushing, taps dripping, everything! The place was poorly designed with the communal lounge on the top floor, which was directly above our room, and we hardly got a wink of sleep.
The bedding in the room was clean yet very old and worn
and the carpets had stains on them. It's a shame that the nice staff and great views couldnt make up for all of these things. This hostel could definitely use a revamp.
- 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