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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good27%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“free wifi”(15 reviews)
“great cafe”(3 reviews)
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Self-Serve Laundry
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All reviewsthe cafe downstairsfree wifigreat cafebus stationfriendly relaxed atmospherespacious hostelperfect location rightbig kitchentwo monthsold fashionale houseclean roomshandy locationwithin walking distancestay there againcity centrebluff oysters
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tuatara lodge is not a nice place to stay, but it is not a bad choice for a budget traveler. The room is very basic and bed is clean. However, other facilities are really dirty, such as kitchen and common area. The bathing area was...More

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Nothing much to do in this small town, best time to do some laundry and have a small break. Nearest supermarket is about 20mins walk away. There is a bar next door, beer at abt 7nzd. They serve bluff oyster too

Thank dor66
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Really nice cafe, centrally located, comfy bed. Pretty competitive pricing too. Room is exactly what I expected for a budget place. Only issue was the showers were luke warm (at best) when I had to head off for an early morning flight. Would stay again.

Thank MatdDunedinNZ
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We didn't stay in the hostel but have been to the cafe and bar numerous times. Not many places offer vegan dishes so was pleasantly surprised to find this not only on the menu but also in the cabinet. Love the choice of wine and...More

Thank Miriam M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you're looking for a hostel right in the centre of town that has a good cafe attached (15% off if you show your key card), then this is the place. The funky decor in the lobby and cafe is welcoming, and staff were generally...More

Thank MoolooSwampy
Response from Tuatara I, Manager at Tuatara LodgeResponded 14 May 2018

Hi there, first of all thank you for review and thank you for your feedback as it is important for us to develop a very professional/arty cafe/backpackers here at the tuatara, we are looking into putting hooks on the doors especially with the winter months...More

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Free Internet
Restaurant
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
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Restaurant
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US$21 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$21 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (26)
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"Room near to the TV lounge or above the cafe are noisy"
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"Pay an extra 4 $ for the room upgrade, eat at off hours the kitchen gets crowded."
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"Didn't get free wifi at the room but sitting at the kitchen at the table nearest the internet room, I was..."
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"ask for one with a TV if you want it."
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