Best hostel I've stayed before! Spent there two nights and everything went on perfectly from first moment I was checked in til I left. The female dorm was just so comfy with shower inside. Kitchen is small but very well equipped and can get very busy during dinner time, which someone might not like, but I do since it creates good atmosphere. Especially love the fire place and how traveler chilled out together around this area. Lots of fun and games to play at night like jenga or uno or canian... (well, someone that prefers quietness and being on your own might find this place not suitable for you, but for those who love socializing with other travellers, it is definitely what you're looking for). Lovely back garden and above all, being the guest staying here, you get $10 discount for the FOX II sailing cruise, which is far better than the dolphin swimming tour by black cat cruise, though it's cheaper (65 for non-guest and 55 for guest).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the beauty of the Banks Peninsula while staying in the heart of historic Akaroa. Enjoy free gourmet brewed coffee and tea. Relax in the tranquil garden, take one of the many area walks and kayak (or swim) with hector dolphins. Free mountain bikes and fishing rods. Heated rooms and fully made up beds. Owners offer special discounts to guests on their dolphin/wildlife sailing cruise aboard the Fox II. ... more less