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Dusky Lodge

67 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel is so nice and really well looked after, the rooms and bed that I stayed in were really comfy. Also the pool is really nice, though need a towel to lie on if you want to sunbathe as the floor is the only option. Downside, the atmosphere was pretty rubbish. There wasn't a main common area, so hard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beds are clean and the bathrooms are clean for a hostel which can serve over one hundred of guests. Only the kitchens (they got three of them) are a little bit messy and you look in vain for a sharp knife or even a cooking knife. The pool is a little bit too warm, but the ocean is not... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No booking made we just turned up on the day to see if we could have a room. The French man on reception was very polite and helpful, we was given a double room in the front on the first floor, the room was basic but clean tidy with a toilet and shower, we had some noise till about 2230... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First arrived and woman on reception did not make a good impression. Seemed very tired and was quite dismissive. The reception is also what later found out to be a a dark, dull common room. we had to go downstairs (filthy, covered with mud and leaves) and outside across a dirty gravel roas to get to our room. Which means... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in half a dozen Kaikoura hostels and Dusky is probably my favourite - there's a good atmosphere, the staff seem to go the extra mile and you have the pool/hot tub option if you wish to cool off/heat up! I stayed in a private ensuite which are almost at a motel standard (the slightly erratic shower is what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This hostel is a bit too "party" place but overall ok. Rooms are quite small, with no lockers (lockers are available in the hall for $2) but fit their purpose and each room has a heater. There are 3 kitchens and common rooms which is great because it usually does not get overcrowded. Sauna is great, pool also, however water... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed in a private double for two nights which was good value. The room was comfortable and had a tv which was good. The bathrooms were fine and quite clean. The staff were friendly and helpful and the wifi worked well. There was plenty of communal space both indoors and out but the problem we had was that the... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

spacious, clean, great 2 kitchens, swimming pool and jacuzzi. gets great vibe on weekends. big plus for friendly staff!. they dont mind you staying a bit longer after you checked out. I went for a hike , my friend stayed and been using the facilities till late afternoon and they were all fine with it. we really appreciate it. thank... More 

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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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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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