Koanui Lodge & Backpackers


Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

33 Main Street, Blenheim 7201
Tel
028 416 5813
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Reception open
8am–2pm & 4pm–9pm
Price
Dorm bed $27–30 ($23–26 BBH)
Double room $62 ($54 BBH)
Prices are in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Credit cards accepted at this hostel

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This is the worst hostel I stayed in, in the whole of NZ
3 October 2008
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Damp, cold, filthy and infested with ants
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This hostel, despite having a very nice, welcoming host, was easily the most run down, unhygenic place I stayed whilst in NZ. The kitchen was filthy and dated, the room was cold, damp and had ants roving up the 4 walls and the shower was covered in mould. Considering the high level of standards, we received elsewhere for the same price, I was shocked that this place is still open for backpackers. (Hostel is mainly for vineyard workers)

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Awesome managers Des and fran
3 December 2006
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cold showers sometimes
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good atmosphere
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The hostel itself is like staying in a motel.Has a nice modern kitchen with all the trimmings .The managers where so friendly.Des was always there to give helpful advice when you needed it.Helped me get seasonal work . This was the best place I stayed at in Blenheim . :grin:

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Anonymous
Probably best choice for Blenheim
13 August 2005
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Enjoyed my stay here. Plenty of communual areas, good kitchen and very friendly & helpful staff.

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Anonymous
Disappointed with Owners attitude
12 May 2005
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Stayed here in mid 2004 and wouldn't stay here again quite simply because of the owners attitude . He seems to have lost the plot with what running an accomodation venue is all about , stomped around turning things off when you are trying to cook , simple questions were met with hostility, Guests seemed to be just a nuisance to him who got in the way of his work .Room was very cold because of timer thing on heater that turns it off after 30 mins . No instructions available for how to work it or turn it back on again when office closed so we just froze . Tried to give feedback to owner on leaving about problems we faced and he just didn't want to know Stay somewhere else is my recommendation

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