The Dusky Lodge is about a ten minute walk from "downtown" Kaikoura. My girlfriend and I sayed in a dorm with four others. The room was clean but there where no individual lights by the beds, and only two wallsockets as well. The bathrooms where clean and the showers even produced hot water! We didn't use the kitchens (two of them) but they seemed all right. Lots of space in the fridge for your stuff. There are several places to sit down and chill out here too, so its a great place to meet other travelers, or you can find yourself a quiet corner and watch som tv. The best thing with this place may be the view from the terrace on the back of the building, simply magnificent. Our busdriver said this was the best hostel in NZ, and we belive him.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is situated on Beach road, Kaikoura. We are the largest hostel in Kaikoura catering for groups and budget travellers. We offer a clean homely environment with bunk rooms, doubles, twins, ensuite rooms and heating in all rooms. All bed linen and pillows are provided. There are 3 large kitchen's fully equipped as well as BBQ's on the decks free to use. We have a large heated salt water pool, spa and sauna to enjoy while staying with us. Guest computers are available and the wifi can be used throughout the building. The hostel is only 5 minute walk to the town centre, and across the road from Whale Watchers. The best bakery in town is situated right beside us and grocery stores only minutes away. The intercity bus can drop you off outside the hostel, ask the driver when you start your journey. We have plenty of parking space and it's free to use. Luggage storage short term is available, if needed ask at reception. Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is a great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Our friendly team can help book tours or give you advice on what to do while you are with us. We hope to see you soon. ... more less
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