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8.6
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8.5
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1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Garden view
  • 21 m²/226 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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1 Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory
1 Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory
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  • Mountain view
  • 13.6 m²/146 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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1 Bed in 4 Bedded Dormitory
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  • No view
  • 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Double En-Suite
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  • Garden view
  • 13 m²/140 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double (Shared Bathroom)
Standard Double (Shared Bathroom)
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  • 10.5 m²/113 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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8.6
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Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.9
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9.2
Yoon from Malaysia
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Good comfortable stay”
We took an en suite room. Place up the hill overlooking the sea. Room was small but clean with had a slight sea view. Bed was very comfortable. Facilities adequate. Place also had nice garden overlooking the sea. Good place to stay surely
Reviewed November 06, 2016
8.4
York from Malaysia
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Nice stay”
Stay for 1 night in double room, lady boss was friendly and nothing much to complain. Kitchen and dining area are not so spacious but easier to chat with others:)
Reviewed September 21, 2016
10.0
Sam from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Clean and warm”
Have a nice stay and room are warm in winter.
Reviewed July 26, 2016
8.3
Amanda from Singapore
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Great stay”
Clean, hot shower, sea view
The hostel was clean and comfortable. We had our own bathroom and hot shower was great. The room that we had, had good views of the sea too.
Reviewed December 12, 2015
9.7
Chow from Malaysia
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014
sweet memory at Kaikoura ”
out door jacuzzi, friendly owner, good kitchen
we stay there during our honey moon trip for 2 days. sweet memory. we enjoy out door jacuzzi with mountain view. kitchen is well organized and with plenty of herbs and spices. we cooked a juicy steak for our dinner. Thank for the "very sticky" dessert served by the Hostel Owner. it will be excellent if can stay there longer. one item to improve, knives to be sharpen :)
Reviewed June 16, 2015
8.7
Allison from United States
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 4 nights in May 2015
Well run with great location”
The community spaces, the location, the chill atmosphere
We had a good stay at dolphin lodge for 4 nights. We had an ensuite private room, which was quite tight but okay value overall. Be aware that even if you book an ensuite, you are only given a 250mb/day wifi voucher and need to pay for anything beyond that. Inconvenient for us. We especially enjoyed the on site cats.
Reviewed June 01, 2015
10.0
Erica from United States
Solo traveler
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
Great accommodation ”
House cats are lovely. The constant fire kept us warm and the multiple kitchen areas allowed everyone to cook
loved our stay. Best accommodation on our trip. We have been staying in New Zealand for 22 days and have have 7 different accommodations. Dolphin lodge being the best.
Reviewed May 31, 2015
9.3
CHOON from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
Recommended!”
Room, kitchen and staff
Stayed in the private room, better than expected! Spacious enough, clean and tidy! Bathroom and kitchen were acceptable. The staffs were great people! Highly recommended.
Reviewed May 18, 2015
10.0
Wilma from New Zealand
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
Great stay in Kaikoura”
comfortable bed, good shower and woodburner in sitting area
Most enjoyable one night stay, Helen who checked us in was very friendly. Our room was a reasonable size and had an ensuite bathroom. Kitchen area quite large with lots of dishes etc. Very clean well run hostel and quiet at night. One of the better hostels we have stayed at. We had the most delicious fish and chips, Blue Cod at Tiki Takeaways, one is able to sit down and eat your takeaways at the shop, can thoroughly recommend this place.
Reviewed May 05, 2015
8.3
Hanley from Singapore
Couple
1 Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
Cozy lodge”
Friendly owner, good location, low cost
We enjoyed talking to the owner, Helen, who was friendly and very helpful. The 5-person dorm was slightly cramped after taking into account space needed for everyone's luggage. The common toilet facilities were otherwise good and the place has a good location - walking distance to the shops, and the offices for I-Site, Dolphin Encounter, seal kayaking and (slightly further to) Whalewatch Kaikoura.
Reviewed February 01, 2015
8.7
Lam from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 4 Bedded Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2014
Nice and easy ”
location, friendly staff, nice view
Very nice even only for 1 night but the staff are so nice and have a lovely deck for the whole sea view of Kaikoura
Reviewed January 21, 2015
7.3
Mirina from Malaysia
Group
1 Bed in 4 Bedded Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2015
Comfy and strategic location”
It was clean, the view of the sea was fantastic and walking distance to town. Loved the evening walk and nearby eatery and souvenir shops.
Good, clean and comfy
Reviewed January 13, 2015
8.3
Nuutti from Finland
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in November 2014
Cosy hostel on Kaikoura”
Staff, price, location (steep hill warning though!)
Pleasant one night stay in room with private bathroom. Room was cosy and everything as expected in this kind of Hostel. All good.
Reviewed December 03, 2014
7.3
Hui from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 4 Bedded Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014
Homely stay”
Cosy, view, balcony
Dolphine lodge feels really homely and has a lovely balcony where you cld see snow-capped mountains afar. Seal colony in kaikoura is a must-go and when you're there do walk up the hill as it has got the best views ever.
Reviewed November 23, 2014
8.3
Julie from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in November 2014
our stay in kaikoura”
the short walk from where the bus dropped us off. the friendly hospitaliy from the owner/manager. and the large room.
We both had a wonderful stay and have decided we will definately come back when we next stay in kaikoura. The lodge was in a very good location and was very assessible to the township. We both enjoyed the private spa which was our no 1 highlight of the lodge and main reason why we chose the dolphin lodge. The room was comfortable and quiet which was another highlight. We both appreciated the managers help with the ph calls to the whale watch experience. All though the whale watch was cancelled we both felt comfortable. And we will definately be sharing how good the lodge was to our friends. Etc. The only negative thing I can say is that the room did seem to have a lot of dust and an extra chair would of been helpful. All up I would still give the dolphin lodge an room an 8 out of 10.
Reviewed November 17, 2014
8.0
Yin from China
Group
1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2014
it is worth to stay”
room service, location and view
good experience
Reviewed November 15, 2014
9.7
mark from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 4 Bedded Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014
Amazing hostel”
The owner, the view, and location.
One of the best I've been in in last seven months. Friendly, clean and views to die for when your having your morning cup of tea.
Reviewed August 20, 2014
9.0
Victoria from United Kingdom
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
Highly recommend ”
Ensure bathroom, very helpful owner, good location
Really great place with very helpful staff and good amenities for very reasonable rate.
Reviewed August 16, 2014
7.3
Min from New Zealand
Group
Double En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
It was warm and clean! ”
Warm and clean, nice spa, cute cat!
Its warm and comfy and there were alot of info for us to read up to!
Reviewed July 22, 2014
7.7
Virachada from Thailand
Group
1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2014
Value for money ”
Great hostel, very friendly
Very friendly staff and a perfect location for doing whale watching tours.Has a great atmosphere centred around the kitchen.
Reviewed May 06, 2014
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