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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked: quiet place with a beautiful view, really nice spa, good kitchen, bike hires for 5$ per day, small and familiar, no tv in the lounge so people talk a lot more and you can meet new people easier Disliked: girl at the reception seemed pissed of every day, internet is expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Recently stayed one night at the Dolphin Lodge, in the ensuite double room. Pros: affordable, full kitchen available, environmentally friendly, comfortable spa on the deck, private yard, friendly staff, book exchange, walking distance up the hill from a delicious restaurant (the Sonic). Cons: ensuite room required walking through the bathroom to get to the room, so if one person is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We are suprised by other reviews. We didn't find the hostel cosy. The room felt damp and we had to have the little radiator on in the room for the day to air the place. The bathroom was ensuite but we had to go though another adjoining room to get to it. That adjoining room was next to a laundry... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Clean place with Spa in the garden.Close to town and well equipped.Spacious veranda overlooking the ocean.good spot to explore what Kaikoura has to offer.Had an ensuite double which was really big for a backpackers room.Big plus for me-bookexchange ;)

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Nsw, australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Great small hostel up on the hill. Very great views of kaikora but still a pretty close walk to town! Internet is pretty expensive here but there are a couple of restaurants in town that offer free unlimited wifi if you have a meal.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Great stay at Dolphin Lodge, very friendly staff and clean, comfortable accommodation. Would definitely stay here again. Good location and have a cool jacuzzi overlooking the sea. Short easy walk in to the town center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights and felt very welcome. Feels like being home as the guys running this place live in the first floor. It's very clean, easy to find and in a well set location. No problem to find a parking spot as they offer about 4 spots. The highlight is definately the yacuzzi overlooking the well kept garden... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We're on a road trip and short stay at this place. We stayed in family room. Kitchen is lousy with some really old stuffs, but their dining area is good with a comfy sofa. The cat is cute sometimes annoying when it locks itself outside the door during a chill winter night :) At the night you can hear the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Our room was fine. Clean enough but many flies. We stayed in the private double with ensuite. No toiletries but there are towels. It is close to the kitchen so we found it loud in the evening and morning. We found it weird that there are no garbage/rubbish bins in the whole place. I'm a big fan of recycling but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We're a couple in our 20s and we stayed here for two nights on our way up the East Coast Good - Welcoming staff - Clean, well maintained, good kitchen - They have a cat! - Nice roasty fireplace to keep you warm - Cheap laundry service Bad - We stayed in a double room, and it only had a... More

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Address: 15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #16 of 32 Specialty lodging in Kaikoura
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