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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 nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
  • Not bad spot. On the highway but not far from the main strip of town. Place was warm…Jul 23, 2018
  • Amazing staff, friendly environment and cleanJun 19, 2018
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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura

from $53
  • 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
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 148 min drive
  • Free self parking

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura’s small print

Also known as

  • Dusky Lodge Backpackers Kaikoura
  • Dusky Lodge Backpackers
  • Dusky Backpackers Kaikoura
  • Dusky Backpackers

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Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 44 reviews

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura
Gets The Job Done, But Barely
It got the job done but that was about it. The place was functional, but barely. There was no rack for the oven, one sink clogged every night, and in a row of 5 sinks the soap dispenser on one side was missing so everyone had to line-up to one side get soap and then spread out. The place cleaned everyday but still dirty in corners and along edges, especially in the bathroom. It was clear this was just a massive place that relied on the large groups. The staff was nice enough but clearly just kids Woofing, and acted as such. No fault of their's what you would expect from someone that age with little supervision. However at the end of the day you can cook, wash, and sleep so mission accomplished, just with the minimum of what it took to do so.
A Traveler, usOther trip
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura
Very Good8.0
Would stay again for the views
An ok hostel for a few nights, nothing to rave about but no major complaints either. Although one major bonus was the balcony/deck area outside with amazing views of the snowcapped mountains. Very nice with the sunset. All in all would stay again.
A Traveler, nz2 night trip
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, nzTrip 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

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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers, Kaikoura

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