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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Woodbourne, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

This is a large, clean and well maintained lodge on the main highway about ½ km to the center of town. While it isn't a magical little hideaway in the woods it does have three kitchens, several lounges and pool with patio area. The staff are friendly and helpful and the price is fair.

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed one night at this place, but it was a good night. The double room ensuite was nice and tidy (however a frame or some character could have been added). The bed very comfortable, we slept like a baby. The only minus we could add was the toilet paper hadn't been filled up and no bin bag/bin not... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously the worst mattress I've slept on since college backpacking in Central America. Otherwise, everything was ok for the price. But it was such a bad night's sleep, I wish we had just camped instead. Maybe it was just the mattress in our room??

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend for one night while traveling on South Island, we had a private en suite room. For a backpackers hostel it's absolutely fine! The only issues were that the shower was a bit wild so everything gets wet, and general cleanliness was dubious. We didn't use the pool/hot tub, but based on cleanliness were slightly... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is friendly. The hostel is spacious. You have a pool and a spa, not really clean but OK The big advantage of this hostel is the living room and the balcony who is big and great to meet new peoples. Kitchen....ok :/

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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 January 13, 2015

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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 January 5, 2015

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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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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