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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“truman track”(24 reviews)
“the main lodge”(16 reviews)
“the kitchen”(40 reviews)
Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Check in and check out was a breeze. We stayed at the kowhai cottage with two children. Plenty room for all and had all the basic necessities. No TV which was perfectly fine for us. We just bought out laptop and because they provided unlimited...More

Thank Ashlynn28
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

First thing to know if you're taking a bus, this place is actually a 40 min walk from Punakaiki so arrange for drop of/pick up from the Truman track instead of the pancake rocks café. The walk is quite nice in fine weather as long...More

Thank kavoyager
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

A very welcome warm, clean, comfortable refuge. Outstanding hospitality...couldn't have been better. We all loved our stay and will return....and not just for the hot homemade bread and jam! Our hosts went above and beyond the usual care given to guests. Thanks.

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This is a different kind of hostel. Not your typical bunk-dorm cheap accommodation. The dorm is in a semi circle which gives the feeling of camping or something. Very roomy, lots of space, good kitchen and bathroom. Free parking and great WiFi throughout the whole...More

Thank Marie v
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We loved this place. It totally exceeded our expectations. Our room was in the main house with shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge room. The room itself was smart and tidy -more like a nice hotel room. The kitchen was the best though - every detail...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Price range
US$42 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$42 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (161)
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Dining (19)
Pool & Beach (5)
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gengens
3 November 2016|
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Response from YHANewZealand | Property representative |
Hi there! If you book through the YHA website you can search availability for the property you're looking at, and a list of all available room types will appear. From there you can hover over the room types to see a... More
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KayseeSanFrancisco
20 August 2016|
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Response from alisonchan30 | Reviewed this property |
For sure that they will pick u up from Pancake rocks Visitor centre. They will pick you up around 30 mins after the bus arrived so you can also visit pancake rocks before heading there. You can email them to confirm the pick... More
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