Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

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Location/Contact

Address
15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, Neuseeland
Coordinates
-42.403865, 173.682734 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.dolphinlodge.co.nz
Telephone
(03)319-5842
Fax
(03) 319-6148
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How is Dolphin Lodge Backpackers rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(173 ratings)
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HostelBookers
(30 ratings)
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HostelsClub
Not listed on HostelsClub.
Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Unhelpful
Although the receptionist was very friendly she would not give us BBH discount as we had not booked directly. Although this is technically part of the rules of bbh we did not have any other problems in seven months of hosteling in new zealand with this, so i thought it was rather unreasonable. It is a beautifully situated hostel and maybe it is enjoyable in summer but do not stay here in winter! It was so cold! None of the people in my room could sleep because it was so chilly!
Heth
(Uk)
2009-10-10
 
Lovely!
Homey, friendly, and clean. Simply lovely.
Mi
(Sweden)
2008-03-24
  This was the most wonderful hostel! It has a very homey atmosphere, a fantastic view, the hill to the side is perfect for watching sunrise, and the hammock and spa in the yard are great for night time. Town is just a few minutes walk away, and the pubs in town have a real NZ feel. I would never stay anywhere else in Kaikoura.
Kourtney from Michigan
2007-01-20
  This hostel was absolutely lovely, a nice change from the busier hostels in the cities and you are made very welcome by the family atmosphere here. The rooms are small but comfortable - what more do u need. It is located perfectly to get to kaikoura's attractions - the seal colony! and whale watching. It has a beautiful garden, with spa and gorgeous views of the mountains. Make sure you get down to the beach and take in the night sky, you won't see anything like it in the cities. I definitely recommend this hostel.
flopsy
2006-02-24
  This is a great little hostel, really homey and with a very friendly staff. It's very small but it makes a nice change after lots of big, faceless YHAs. It's incredibly clean, with a nice big garden and hot spa. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Kate and Ian
2004-12-31
  We did really enjoy our stay and will always come back to the Dolphin Lodge. We were there seven years ago and we went back this year in November (2004). The Dolphin Lodge is well equipped, clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We can always recommend this place.
Mary and Roland from Germany
2004-12-29
  The Dolphin Lodge is set up on a hill with a lovely deck overlooking the coastline of Kaikora. On a clear day, you can enjoy the site of the snow covered mountains and the azure blue sea from the deck. The hostel is converted from a house, so it is relatively small. However, it has many nice touches that make it an excellent place to stay for a couple of days. The best freebies of the place are the mountain bikes that you can take to cycle the the ceal colony or around town and the spa pool to soak in while enjoying the fabulous view. The kitchen has only one full sized fridge and one small dorm fridge, but this seems to be enough for the amount of people there and there is only one bathroom with just 2 showers. These seem to be the only downfalls.
Olga
2004-03-25

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