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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Voorburg
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 29 dollars a night a 4 person room (no bunks, plenty of space and a nice airy room), sufficient shower/toilet/kitchen facilities, nice deck outside and friendly staff. Good location, very central yet very quiet! Had a great stay!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in a ensuite double room (74 NZD/night, 3 NZD discount per BBH member). The room was clean and cosy and we could even see the sea from our window! The hostel has a small common room with a big table and a fire place with sofas infront of it. Perfect to sit down and cuddle... More 

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Moers, Germany
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this Hostel for Backpacker. Cheap accommodation, everything is super clean and stuff is just friendly. Helen, the owner is willing to help you if you have questions. 1 minute away from town centre. Was a pleasure staying here!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days while in Kaikoura and it was great! Our room was nice and clean and friendly staff, although to go to the shower/bathroom we had to walk through the main kitchen/chill area which made me feel but awkward.. The view from the garden was lovely and was generally a good place to stay!

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Byron Bay, Australia
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Location is really great, two minute walking to the city centre. The view is awesome, you can see the sea from the kitchen - which is nice, has a reasonable size and you can find everything you need if you want to cook. Bathroom is also good with water pressure and hot water. Showers have a small area for you... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Good location though its a steep walk up to the hostel, follow pathway opposite the isite or you can walk slightly less steep hill up past the church. Comfy beds and good showers, very clean. You may have to wait to use shower as there are only two,for both men and women, between about 20 people. The manager was not... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We only stayed one night and were grateful for a comfy bed after a drive up from Queenstown. Well stocked kitchen, bathrooms adequate and there was even a spa pool if you wanted. Was lovely to see the sunrise.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Stayed for just the one night. Room was clean, but very small, and really basic. Fantastic views, friendly host and easy foot access to main street of Kaikoura. Stayed in a single room, with no toiletries provided (I had to ask for a small bar of soap), so come prepared.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for three nights in a four bed share room and found the hostel clean enough, but cramped. By way of introduction, Helen gave me the key and said I could ask the girls in the kitchen for any help - it was never clear who worked there and who were guests. In general, people were unfriendly but they... More 

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1 Thank getvisas_theborder
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This backpackers was recommended as being quiet, which is what I wanted. Stunning views from dining room and kitchen, clean, and a short walk to the isite for tours. Helen was very helpful and friendly. A more boutique style backpackers being fairly small. Bathrooms are ok, and Helen has plans to renovate in future. Spa issues are around local labour... More 

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