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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

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Dolphin Lodge is a small, friendly hostel only 3 minutes walk from the i-site, beach, cafes and restaurants. It is often refered to as a "home away from home". We have amazing sea and mountain views from the deck area and a hot tub to relax in after a long day exploring the wonders of beautiful Kaikoura. Accommodation options range from 4-6 bed dorm rooms to private en-suit rooms. All rooms are heated and there is a cozy log burner in the common room for colder days.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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We stayed in twin room w share facilities. Resident cat was cute and friendly Lovely view from the garden and hot tub A beautiful town and this hostel was within walking distance of main street No nonsense host but fair and helpful Would stay again and recommend to others.
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A lovely place to stay in Kaikoura - it's super homely and cosy and Helen the owner is really welcoming and friendly. It's perfectly located with amazing views of the mountains, and all the facilities were great.
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Response from Helen B, Manager at Dolphin Lodge Backpackers
Responded Nov 7, 2018
Thanks Nick.
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From the moment I entered this hostel, it felt like home. So welcoming, good chats and very helpful staff. The veranda is beautiful with amazing views and the living room is cozy:) and they have an jaccuzi, easy to meet people. Free calls to the whale watch and dolphin encounter
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I stayed in a private room in the lodge (bathroom is shared) for two nights in September. Absolutely charming. Run with care and warm hospitality, immaculate, and the location is glorious. Highly recommended.
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Fantastic place to stay in Kaikoura with views of the surrounding mountains and sea. It's a short walk into the centre. The place is lovely and clean and the staff are very friendly. The view from the deck outside is beautiful. Really enjoyed my stay here.
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"all seemed nice"
"Has tokens for wifi"
"We had a double room with a garden view, but you could also see the sea"
"Not many rooms, so its small and warm. The 4 beds shared room is really nice."
"Don't stay in the room that is not included in the main house. It is a converted garage and the door is falling apart. The room is noisy and hot in the afternoon."
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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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