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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the nicest places I've stayed in NZ. Beautiful views from the property, great central location, nice owner, hot spa pool in lovely garden, comfy beds, clean all around. I wish i had more time in there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beds are comfortable, kitchen is well-equiped, spa outside is nice. Good place! No unlimited wifi and no TV, but is it really a problem ? It's easier to meet people like this, I think. And that's right, atmosphere encourages us to reach out to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Homely and warm backpackers, with amazing sea & mountains view. Comfortable shared rooms, well equipped kitchen, nice deck and garden with amazing view and even hot water comfortable Jacuzzi under the sky!!! The showers are a little but old, but everything is very clean and well maintained. tow minutes walk from i-site and main road but still quite and relaxing.... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The most run down backpacker we have ever come across. There was a total lack of maintenance. The entire place is old and need urgent maintenance. Badly laid out also having to walk through bathrooms to get to bedrooms. I have never seen that before! The oven door does not close correctly and remained open while we were cooking. Total... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was only planning on staying one night here, but ended up staying a week. Helen and Red were very welcoming and I felt like I had found a home away from home! The view of the Alps from the hot tub is fantastic, and it's only a short walk from the main street. I can't wait to go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Awesome views of snowcapped mountains and blue sea from the dining kitchen. I recommend soaking them up from the (free) outdoor hot tub. Very friendly owner, she'd even baked a tray of cake for people to help themselves to. Good value.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After four hours of driving we arrived at the dolphin lodge. Quickly got into our room and got in the hot tub straight away. Amazing feeling after being in a car for so long. Ideal location to the town centre and only a 10 minute walk to the whale watching centre. Also just a 10 minute drive to the seal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was perfect for a couple wanting cheap, comfortable and private accommodation. The staff were very friendly and the room was clean and tidy. There are shared kitchen facilities which are set up well to accommodate a large amount of people and the location is perfect! Would definitely stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Came to this hostel for a few days and stayed for much longer, just because it really felt like home. The owners are sweethearts that truly care if you have a good time. They'll help you to open and enjoy the spa anytime until 9pm, even after reception hours. The location is absolutely perfect, on top of a small hill,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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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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