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    Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

    15 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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    Traveller (41)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (1)
    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good39%
    • Average12%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible3%
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    “hot tub” (22 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (19 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Hot Tub
    Self-Serve Laundry
    4.0 Star Hotel
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        21 - 25 of 101 reviews

        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...More

        1  Thank Mevess
        Reviewed 13 November 2015

        Good location though its a steep walk up to the hostel, follow pathway opposite the isite or you can walk slightly less steep hill up past the church. Comfy beds and good showers, very clean. You may have to wait to use shower as there...More

        1  Thank Jaime B
        Reviewed 11 November 2015

        We only stayed one night and were grateful for a comfy bed after a drive up from Queenstown. Well stocked kitchen, bathrooms adequate and there was even a spa pool if you wanted. Was lovely to see the sunrise.

        1  Thank BennettsAdventures
        Reviewed 2 November 2015

        Stayed for just the one night. Room was clean, but very small, and really basic. Fantastic views, friendly host and easy foot access to main street of Kaikoura. Stayed in a single room, with no toiletries provided (I had to ask for a small bar...More

        1  Thank Dave R
        Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

        I stayed for three nights in a four bed share room and found the hostel clean enough, but cramped. By way of introduction, Helen gave me the key and said I could ask the girls in the kitchen for any help - it was never...More

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        388 reviews
        #5 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
         
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        #3 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
         
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        337 reviews
        #4 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
         
        Chalets Motel
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        #5 of 21 hotels in Hanmer Springs
         
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        • Free Parking
        • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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        • Free Parking
        • Self-Serve Laundry
        • Things to do
        • Hot Tub
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        • US$30 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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        • Number of rooms
        • 7
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        • Canterbury Region >
        • Kaikoura
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        Traveller (41)
        Room & Suite (7)
        Dining (1)
        Pool & Beach (1)
        Hotel & Grounds (31)
        Family and Play Areas (1)
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        Room Tips
        "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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