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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

With a sincerely nice owner, hot tub, extraordinary view and calm atmosphere, this is the best place in Kaikoura to recharge! Both rooms and showers/toilets are very clean. Free coffee and tea and 500 mb Internet pef day. Everything you need.

Thank 908erik
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25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in a private room with ensuite. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by reception and a cute little kitty. The room was cosy and comfortable with sufficient room for luggage and bathroom facilities were adequate. The ocean views from the balcony are lovely and we got a glimpse of this from our room. There is also... More 

1 Thank mrsseah
Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is a 'hostel' I guess but there are also private rooms and it is nice and small - I think only a few rooms total - so it feels like you are staying in a large house. There is a big, open-plan kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining areas, a huge deck and lovely relaxing garden with brilliant views... More 

1 Thank NZKatieAbroad
Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

I had such a quiet, relaxing time at this hostel. The place is more like a house than a lot of hostels. It's kept very clean and has a lovely garden when the weather is warm. Very close to town centre and beach, 3 min walk downhill

Thank jmm73
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This place is so cool. It like a giant house turned hostel/lodge. Kitchen and bathrooms well kept, beds SUPER comfy. There was a spa and really nice balcony over looking the ocean. Helen the owner was really nice and helpful. Wifi was great as well. would definitely recommend here, wasn't as busy as other hostels and I felt so at... More 

Thank JessCasta
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

For 29 dollars a night a 4 person room (no bunks, plenty of space and a nice airy room), sufficient shower/toilet/kitchen facilities, nice deck outside and friendly staff. Good location, very central yet very quiet! Had a great stay!

Thank iessie87
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in a ensuite double room (74 NZD/night, 3 NZD discount per BBH member). The room was clean and cosy and we could even see the sea from our window! The hostel has a small common room with a big table and a fire place with sofas infront of it. Perfect to sit down and cuddle... More 

Thank MiriamNiessen
Moers, Germany
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this Hostel for Backpacker. Cheap accommodation, everything is super clean and stuff is just friendly. Helen, the owner is willing to help you if you have questions. 1 minute away from town centre. Was a pleasure staying here!

Thank FreddyNZ_2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days while in Kaikoura and it was great! Our room was nice and clean and friendly staff, although to go to the shower/bathroom we had to walk through the main kitchen/chill area which made me feel but awkward.. The view from the garden was lovely and was generally a good place to stay!

Thank Kelly B
Byron Bay, Australia
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Location is really great, two minute walking to the city centre. The view is awesome, you can see the sea from the kitchen - which is nice, has a reasonable size and you can find everything you need if you want to cook. Bathroom is also good with water pressure and hot water. Showers have a small area for you... More 

1 Thank Mevess

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

Address: 15 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $27 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Lodge Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“all seemed nice”
  • View from town (on the top ridge)
 of 5 bubbles 8DaveS8, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Has tokens for wifi”
 of 5 bubbles jmm73, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had a double room with a garden view, but you could also see the sea”
 of 5 bubbles BennettsAdventures, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Not many rooms, so its small and warm. The 4 beds shared room is really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles YafPas, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in the room that is not included in the main house. It is a converted garage and the door is falling apart. The room is noisy and hot in the afternoon.”
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 of 5 bubbles 465MaryK, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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