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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

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Overview
67 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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All reviews double ensuite snowy mountains great facilities visiting kaikoura would definitely stay here again well equipped kitchen close to town spa lodge heater earthquake
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Didn't like: Paper thin walls. Some rude guests - people working in the area I'm assuming - woke up at 5am 2x mornings in a row and were brazen enough to yell at each other at this time. Grr. The kitchen wasn't kept very clean,...More

Thank Helvin3
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The entire place is not very clean, no power socket for charging phone. Only 1 wall plug in the room for 6 beds. The bed is making alot of noise from the spring, very uncomfortable. The kitchen, waiting area, furniture is very old n tired....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The good points: The room was spacious and clean, the pool and hot tub looked fantastic (but we didn’t use them) lots of parking and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The not so good bits: the room was tired and damaged in places....More

Thank Daniel C
Response from clairenasso48, Manager at Dusky Lodge & BackpackersResponded 7 March 2018

Were glad you enjoyed our facilities. We are doing an upgrade this year to fix all the earthquake damage. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

Reviewed 22 February 2018

It is very hard to get accom in Kaikoura at the moment due to long term workers living in Kaikoura fixing up the roads, so you cant be too picky. But, disappointing stay here, room not properly clean, tv with only 2 channels, cheap, uncomfortable...More

Thank 173louise
Response from clairenasso48, Manager at Dusky Lodge & BackpackersResponded 7 March 2018

Apologies you did not enjoy your stay with us. I will look into the Television. We hope you enjoy your travels.

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Don't stay at this hostel! After (not having slept for) a few hours (I stayed from 10 pm till 5 am) I had 100 bumps because of bedbugs. I sent an email to tell them and they answered that I should have said it when...More

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Description
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, More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
36
Price range
US$46 - US$59 (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
36
Price range
US$46 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Traveller (25)
Room & Suite (5)
Pool & Beach (1)
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Room Tips
"Ensuite's are amazing!"
Jaysoncvl
9 Sep 2017
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"No groundfloor room in the back!"
erikdefotograaf
19 Feb 2017
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"do not get the indoor facing rooms."
chchchr15
29 Mar 2016
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"Ask for a room away from the road"
VascoItaly
14 Feb 2016
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