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Dusky Lodge

67 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Dusky Lodge
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Just a normal hostel, nothing exciting about it at all. The beds are uncomfortable and the hostel itself is pretty untidy. The staff is really great and helpful and even the woofers are really nice. Forgot my jeans in the laundry and the next day I asked the reception if they've seen them. Got them back folded and dried because... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved the hostel. I came near to winter and it was pretty quiet. A stones throw from the beach, 10 minutes walk to town and less than 10 minutes to the supermarket. I paid $27 a night for a dorm room which was decent. The hostel offers a hot tub, sauna and swimming pool free of charge. As you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stayed here mothers day weekend on a Sat night. Spent the whole day diving, got dinner and came back to sleep as we were diving in the am. We got the room "kiwi". It was wedged between the bathroom and the kitchen. But the kitchen is 24hours and turns into a travellers booze pit! We got NO sleep. Screaming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

For a relatively cheap price you got a lot of facilities here such as swimming pool, sauna, a few kitchens and friendly staff. It's not the cleanest place ever and has that feel you get when the staff are also staying there but overall for what you pay it's pretty good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

3 of us came here and stayed in a 6 bed dorm. Rooms were spacious and although the mattresses were a bit thin, they were still fairly comfortable. Showers and toilets were fine and clean. The other facilities here were amazing! The kitchen was well equipped and the sauna, spa and pool were all amazing considering we were staying in... More 

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Perpignan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Dusky Lodge is a great hostel with rustic character and a good atmosphere. Spacious dorms, kitchens and living areas with lots of quality wood tables. Outside there are extensive wood decked terraces and a fabulous 15m clean heated pool (25c), sauna (105c) and hot tub (?c). Slightly worn overall but mostly clean except where people just don't clean up their... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a big construction which offers many accomodation options. The facilities includ an attraction- a sauna and a swimming pool which are uniques to similar places. The staff was very freindly and cooperative. Recommended to every one- youngs and adults.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our room was sold to us as a deluxe ensure double - well there was nothing deluxe about it!! It was all a bit grubby and you can tell they pay students or other back packers to clean it as it was very very grubby, although the room was a good size. The wicker container the tea and coffee was... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It's a very huge hotel, very simple and affordable. As the many other in New Zealand you can cook, they have three big kitchens and a lot of bedrooms and bathrooms. it's quiet and near of the supermarket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I stayed for two nights in the Dusky room located at the front right of the building on the first floor, views of the mountains and the sea. Clean and tidy room with en-suite, television and tea coffee making facilities. Spa, swimming pool and sauna. The great thing with this establishment as a solo traveller is the common areas where... More 

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