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Too noisy otherwise ok
10 January 2007
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At this hostel the noice levels where absolutely terrible, and it destroyed our 2-nights stay in an otherwise pretty nice and wellmaintained hostel. I realise everyone is after different things when travelling, and sometimes I too want to sit up with some beers and music on at night. But when a hostel has paperthin walls like this I really think it's up to the owner to put up a "quite after 11pm"-sign or alike, since most customers are actually paying to get a good nights sleep. As I, and the rest of the group I was travelling with, had early activities booked in, we asked the host if he was aware of the situation etc. But he showed no understanding, saying he might get a bad review on the Internet if he asked people to quite down at night...

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Beautiful place, great service!
9 January 2007
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The good impression of this hostel started already when booking. As I was asking for advise on restaurants to book for a special evening, the host offered to send a broschure of all that Hokitika had to offer, which promptly arrived to us a few days later. Also when we arrived we had some questions that he happily answered, and when our host didn't knew something he didn't hesitate to call upp the information centre to ask for us. Great Service! My partner and I stayed in the double room called the Penguin, which was more like a hotel suite with an extra room, large bathroom, coffe and tea, etc. The best place we stayed on our travels around the South Island! Only con was that our travel companions was not as lucky with their room. They hade a twin/dorm for only $10 less per night that was "ok". The trouble being the shared bathroom just beside them, as they got a bit disturbed by the toilets flushing during the night. I wished we had stayed another day so that I could try the outdoor bath tubs!

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Love the seal trip
4 January 2007
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Loved this place, close to everything you can need in Kaikoura. Good size room and bathroom was nice and tidy. Owner took us seal swimming even though it was only the two of us who wanted to go in the end (the rain was pouring down, but seriously, it only made the experience even cooler and the wet suits was the warmest I ever tried, really good quality). If I have to mention something negative, the duvets was not so clean. But you have a sheet in between anywas so no biggie really :)

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