Koanui Lodge & Backpackers
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Koanui Lodge & Backpackers Kaikoura Reviews
Great place, loved it Apr 06, 2011
This place was a great and the woman was really nice to us, although we heard that she was kind of a biotch to other ladies that were staying there. I think it was a money related issue though, which is always a touchy subject.
We were in an 8 bed dorm and paid 20 dollars a night. It was cosy enough, and the tolets we adjacent to our room so we didn't have to go outside to us it at night, although it was quite a lot cooler at night and you made it as quickly as possible back so you wouldn't be freezing.
We organized our wine tasting tour from there as well, didn't pay an overly obscene price and had a great time. She came highly recommend by the staff and they were 100% right about it.
Although Blenheim is quite the lame town, this place makes it bearable. There's also a fabulous kitchen.
Bear in mind that a lot of the people staying here are vineyard workers, although they sleep and eat in separate quarters, they still hang out. I mean this was 100% fine with us, but we heard the older ladies complaining.
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