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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
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  • yesterday
    “Charming backpackers lodge ”
  • 5 days ago
    “Great place to stay”
15 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
4 Star accommodation
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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 ...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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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$50 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Traveller (41)
Room & Suite (7)
Dining (1)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Coastal817205
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 5 December 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 17 November 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 7 November 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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"all seemed nice"
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"Has tokens for wifi"
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"We had a double room with a garden view, but you could also see the sea"
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"Not many rooms, so its small and warm. The 4 beds shared room is really nice."
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