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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 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
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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160 reviews 160 reviews
30 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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50 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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Zurich, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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209 reviews 209 reviews
34 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Address: 15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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