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Dusky Lodge

67 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are spacious and with many common areas in outdoor and indoor for chitchat. Price is reasonable but the noise is horrible. I can't really sleep tight Cox easily hear people close their doors throughout the night. Facilities are a bit old but in general it's a fair deal.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night in the Dusky Lodge in a deluxe en suite room and i would highly recommend! After looking for accommodation in Kaikoura this stood out as one of the most affordable and it turned out to be great. Our rooms were located upstairs, near the kitchen facilities and were very clean and tidy. The bed was comfortable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Overall this is a clean and spacious hostel. The communal areas are quiet and relaxing with a very nice outdoor deck. There is also lots of printed information available. The bunk in our room unfortunately had a very thin foam mattress which wasn't comfortable to sleep on. We didn't stay in an ensuite and the shared bathroom wasn't too good... More

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Denver, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This backpackers is a good value for you money. We staying in a double ensuite. It was very quite while we were there. It doesn't have free wifi which is a bummer. It's a short walk to the main strip of Kaikoura, about 5-10 minutes. We were there in the winter but it's probably quite busy in the summer!

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed two nights here in a private room. The room and ensuite bathroom were clean. The bed was pretty soft, but we slept well! Wifi was good. The pool and hot tub were great. We found the upstairs kitchen cleaner and better stocked than the kitchen on the main floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in twin ensuite which good size & situated upstairs in more private area with kitchen & lounge facilities. Freezing cold on arrival but soon warmed up & we were early arrivals. Good location, just 5 mins walk from main town & supermarket. Good size pool for summer guests & all year round hot tub / sauna which... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed at the Dusky Lodge this weekend, it was wonderful. It was cold outside, but nice and cosy inside with the fireplaces everywhere. We chilled in the hot tub for ages, and the view from the back deck is so nice. The rooms were very good, nice beds and great facilities for what you pay!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed about 2 months in Dusky, feels just like home with the big living room. Friendly and nice Manager! Perfect hostel with big kitchen, pool & hot tub. Definitely go back again when I visit Kaikoura!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed here a month ago and found it to be a well-maintained hostel with friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again if I was in Kaikoura. The kitchens are well-stocked and the pool was a nice bonus.

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Alice Springs, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stayed at dusky a few times over my year in nz and loved it every time. The staff are all amazing and the rooms are always clean and have plenty if room. The pool and hot tub were a huge bonus which we took advantage of. Highly recommend it and be sure and say hi to damo.

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Address: 67 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
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