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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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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29 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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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Address: 15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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