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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 623KimT
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank NickP2340
Response from Helen B, Manager at Dolphin Lodge BackpackersResponded 8 November 2018

Thanks Nick.

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 001mattyb
Reviewed 22 September 2018 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.

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Coastal817205
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of stay: September 2018
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Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$20 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$20 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Room & Suite (7)
Dining (1)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Room Tips
"all seemed nice"
8DaveS8
16 Nov 2016
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"Has tokens for wifi"
jmm73
5 Mar 2016
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"We had a double room with a garden view, but you could also see the sea"
BennettsAdventures
11 Nov 2015
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"Not many rooms, so its small and warm. The 4 beds shared room is really nice."
YafPas
16 Nov 2014
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