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4 Aug 2016
“Fine for one night”
10 Apr 2016
“Centre town backpackers.”
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Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

They have the best location from all the places in kaikoura. From their terrace you look at the sea, place is in town. Big lounge room with comfy couches, big tv with DVD player. Big kitchen. Nice rooms. All was perfect. Paid 65$ for double...More

Thank KarolaVicky
Reviewed 14 May 2013

The Fishtank is a nice hostel in the centre of town. Kaikoura is a small town, so not noisy at all, even in the centre of the city where this hostel is located. It is a short walk to the tour operators for whale watching,...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2013

This Backpack is one of the best I stay in NZ yet ! Lots of nice paintings on the walls, clean and comfy common area, 50m from the beach and straight in front of the bus stop ! The new manager is very helpfull and...More

Thank reka787
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We took off to Kaikoura and were wondering where to stay, so tried the Fish Tank Lodge first and were impressed about the service and liked the quirky place with all those amazing paintings! Our room downstairs " with mountain view " ;))) ( bit...More

Thank Charlotte T
Reviewed 28 April 2013

If you are young and love to party till "all hours," this may be the place for you, but if you would appreciate a quiet, clean place to sleep, look elsewhere. The bedroom (we had a double) was ok, but had windows that opened out...More

Thank Nancy K
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Hotel description
Located in the heart of Kaikoura with uninterrupted views of the ocean and mountains is the cosy Fish Tank Lodge. Beds are seriously comfortable with crisp clean linen already made up for you and the national buses stop right outside the front door. The kitchen is fully equipped and the lounge warm and cosy with some awesome artwork which is a must see! Feel right at home here with free tea and coffee and a warm kiwi welcome to Kaikoura.
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"If you don't mind to spend more but rather have more quietness, the private en-suite on first floor might..."
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"I did the deep sea fishing trip. Was great pulling up the baskets and then cooking one for dinner that night..."
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"We stayed in a 3-bed dorm on the ground floor for $60 per night in early January. Linens were clean and..."
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"For 5$ extra get double room. More space more privacy"
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