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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura

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67 Beach RoadKaikoura7300New Zealand

No-frills hostel in Kaikoura
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • It got the job done but that was about it. The place was functional, but barely. There…Jun 13, 2018
  • Good hostel for the price. I was very surprise that the most of the hotels of the area…Jan 26, 2018
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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura

from $17
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (10 Beds)
  • Budget Ensuite Triple
  • Budget Ensuite Twin
  • Budget Ensuite Double
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)
  • Basic Double, Shared Bathroom
  • Ensuite Family Room
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Spa tub
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura


  • Kaikoura Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kaikoura Museum - 10 min walk
  • Fyffe House - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Mount Fyffe - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Ohau Point Lookout - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Okiwi Bay - 17.9 mi / 28.9 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 149 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 36 reviews

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura
Big rooms and great spa in the outdoor area. Kitchen was not so big, but they had everything we needed.
Kathrine, nz3 night trip with friends
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura
A Traveler, nz2 night trip
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura
Very Good8.0
Good backpackers hostel
The impact from the earthquake is evident and the beds have a lot of movement so getting a good nights sleep is hard but it was clean, cheap, cheerful, lovely service and good communal area. Completely fine for a backpackers hostel
A Traveler, gb1 night trip with friends
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura
Very Good8.0
Good for one or two nights
The staff were helpful and friendly, facilities clean as it can be with disrespectful construction workers. Hostel spacious. I would recommend double checking on the pool and sauna situation if you are booking for the pool...because the pool was empty. At the time of my stay the place was full of construction workers, you could tell the staff were having a hard time cleaning up after them because apparently construction workers are not grown ups who can clean up after themselves. I even heard some of the workers immitating and laughing about the hostel workers who had asked them to clean up after themselves.
Turtle, au2 night trip
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura
Only stayed one night. Room was clean. Kitchen wasn't very clean.
Scott, ie1 night trip with friends

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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura

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