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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
  • 3 weeks ago
    “Charming backpackers lodge ”
  • 4 weeks ago
    “Great place to stay”
15 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed December 5, 2016

My partner and I actually stayed in this hostel during the 2016 earthquake which hit Kaikoura pretty badly. We couldn't have been in a better place during this time. The hostel held up incredibly well and the owner Helen did the most wonderful job of...More

Thank LianeP51
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Clean rooms, well equipped kitchen, nice staff, great location close to town, wonderful patio and garden (and hammock) for the guests and just a wonderful place to stay. I would stay here for longer next time - just hope that everything is okay after the...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Helen is such a lovely owner, helpful and welcoming to all her guests. The hostel is cosy and clean, and there is a large deck which overlooks snowcapped mountains and the sea - great view to wake up to! Great location which is minutes from...More

Thank Fiona W
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Hot Tub
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$19 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
$19 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"all seemed nice"
8DaveS8
Nov 16, 2016
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"Has tokens for wifi"
jmm73
Mar 5, 2016
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"We had a double room with a garden view, but you could also see the sea"
BennettsAdventures
Nov 11, 2015
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"Not many rooms, so its small and warm. The 4 beds shared room is really nice."
YafPas
Nov 16, 2014
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