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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really love this place. It is not too crowded and when one of our roommates came back late, the owner actually cares enough to come check on her. In case she got lost in a forest or something. The rooms were clean the bathroom was clean. There is a tv room with old VCR and video tapes, those you... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a really nice stay here! The location is great! Really easy to find and is located in a nice and quite scenery. The manager was really friendly! She helped us a lot with things we could do in beautiful Kaikoura! The hostel is small, I really liked the atmosphere. The kitchen is nice to work in, you ve... More

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Roxburgh, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice, quiet and clean backpacker hostel operated by a live-in family, the helpful and friendly owner Helen and family are willing to give advice about the food and activities. Located on the hill, perfect to see sunrise on a good day! Relaxing and free spa in the hostel after a tiring day from the activities. Log fire keep going in... More

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9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Reflecting back after a month of travels around New Zealand this was the best place we stayed. We have a private double. The manager is such a friendly woman and the place is always clean and inviting. Seemed a little cold at first but our room heated up with heater provided and hot bottles are available for free. Nice relaxed... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Got off the bus in search of ahostel and saw a sign tucked away, so glad I did! Brilliant choice for the night, Left my bags on the bed in a beautiful clean dorm and headed back down to the city for a browse. Came back for my camera and went off on a lovely walk to the seal bay,... More

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Whangaroa, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Amazing view, great location, we stayed here as a family and was totally ok, all sorts of other ages from babies to older guests, was a nice place, big clean kitchen and nice outdoor space too. The room was nice, dorm I think, only one bunk, everyone slept great although I drew the short straw and had bottom bunk, it... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was my second experience of a Backpackers & quite enjoyed it...the very new owner was very nice & helpful...the 4 man dorm was clean & tidy. The spa was pleasant & clean! I enjoyed this kitchen, as it had everything we needed to make a evening meal & breakfast & the other guests were nice people. The location was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The dolphin lodge is located near the city center and coast (5 min walk). Rooms, kitchen and bathroom are all very tidy. It has a nice veranda with a great view and even a hot spa. Bikes are cheap to rent (5$ per day) and you get wifi vouchers for zenbu. Very recommendable.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

we stayed there for 3 nights and felt very comfortable there. we had a double room with bathroom, it was very clean. the owner is very nice and checks that your ok and had a good time. good location and really enjoyed our time there!!

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
49 hotel reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is an excellent location. It is about 5 minutes from the I-site but it is up a steep hill. This also means it is off of the main road so there is no road noise. In general this backpacker was ok and if in the area I may stay here again. In summary it looks like it was fixed... More

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Address: 15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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