Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
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8.5
Excellent
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8.2
Excellent
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Excellent location
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FREE
Free Wi-Fi

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

67 Beach road, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7300 - See map
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 92% of guests
Excellent service
8.8 rating for service
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Shared kitchen

  • Tours

  • Spa

This property is in high demand!

Last booked 8 hours ago

Property ranking|Compared to 98 Kaikoura properties
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Cheapest price score
Value for money score
8.7/10
Service score
8.8/10
Review score - Australia
8.3/10
Better than
99
%
of Kaikoura properties
Better than
92
%
of Kaikoura properties
Better than
90
%
of Kaikoura properties
Better than
86
%
of Kaikoura properties
Value for money8.7
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

Double Room Shared Bathroom
Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room En-Suite
Double Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • 8 bunk beds
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Budget Single Room
Budget Single Room
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Mixed Dormitory Room
Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • 5 bunk beds
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Bed in 6 -Bed Dormitory Room
Bed in 6 -Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Basic Single Bed Room
Basic Single Bed Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Agoda Reviews (124)Booking.com Reviews (862)
8.5
/
10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.3
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service8.8
Value for money8.7
Rating
9+ Exceptional (23)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (12)
Jun - Aug (12)
Sep - Nov (11)
Dec - Feb (13)
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10.0
Exceptional
Yao
Couple
Double Room En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Nice staying experience!”

The room is nice and spacious, you got the space to put the two big suitcases. The hot tub behind the building is absolutely amazing. Enjoying the jacuzzi outdoor when the weather is cold. Thats called RELAX!! Kitchen is well organized and tidy, you will get whatever you need! The staff cleaned it every morning! Nice stay here!

Reviewed April 29, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
LILIBETH from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Friendly, accommodating staff. Wonderful hostel.”

I enjoyed my stay there. I would definitely recommend this place.

Reviewed July 12, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Amélie from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Very good”

No washing machine...

Reviewed April 30, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Brit from Estonia
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

Exceptional”

Nice hostel within walking distance of both town centre and New World supermarket. The wifi is fast and lounge/kitchen with fireplace is always warm and cozy. I booked for three nights but ended up staying for six. I think that's recommendation enough. :)

Reviewed July 04, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Mei from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

nice:)”

staff were excellent! friendly and willing to help. around 20minutes walking to center, not too bad if weather is fine. free hot pool but i didn't try. can stay after checking out while waiting for bus, which is so important! :D I enjoyed the stay!

Reviewed March 28, 2017
8.8
Excellent
adriana from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Great place that has everything”

Location is on the main road, right off the city "center". Staff was good, especially the manager who was very friendly. Rooms were clean and roomy; I stayed in 4 person dorm. Wifi ok. Bathrooms clean. They also have cafe downstairs for brekky/lunch, a pool, and a hot tub. Lots of deck space to sit around. Kitchen decent. Overall, great place to hang while in Kaikoura.

Reviewed February 02, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Giran from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Pretty kind staffs!”

They ware so kind and warm. Everything was good and enough, specially free breakfast (during winter season)! BUT I couldn't use hot water... some of bath was not working for hot water.. It was enough terrible..

Reviewed August 07, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Carole from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Exceptional”

Fist night was spoiled by noisy neighbours who did not obey rule to keep quiet after 10.30

Reviewed February 26, 2019
6.8
Good
Marc from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Double Room En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Good”

Very noisy place My individual rooms was below dormitory with all the bang-bang of people walking/jumping from beds. 2nd day a group of men (in their 30s, not youngs) kept on talking loud, laughing, drinking on balcony from 11 am to 6pm.... there are plenty of bars for that. Direction shouldn’t allow this for the sake of the other clients. I’m not the only one to have noticed it but (once more) the lonly one to write it here.

Reviewed February 18, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
jack from New Zealand
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Exceptional”

Great hostel with all the amentities and superb rooms

Reviewed June 09, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Ta from Malaysia
Couple
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Nice”

The reception automatically help us to upgrade our room. The environment is quiet & nice. High recommend here.

Reviewed December 23, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Chong from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Recommended ”

I love the facilities! They provide enough kitchen for everyone to use and we have our private bathroom as well! Thanks and we have a nice and comfy stay.

Reviewed December 05, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Lauren from New Zealand
Couple
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Really nice hostel”

Great hostel with a great vibe, thought it was pricey for a dorm room and it only had 1 plug between 4 people. Really good facilities though, and staff were great!

Reviewed October 01, 2018

hi Lauren, thank you for the rating ;) we added some more extension cords in the room. all the best ! regards, Brice

Responded October 30, 2018
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
9.6
Exceptional
Norah from China
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Very convenient except without hair dryer”

Very convenient, only 4 mins drive to the town center, and can watch the sea from balcony. The room is clean and warm. The only thing is I don't know where to find a hair dryer :p maybe I should bring my own.

Reviewed May 16, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Kate from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Lovely hostel!”

We loved this hostel and really appreciated the upgrade to an ensuite! Really comfortable bed, lovely swimming pool and hot tub and we used the laundry which worked well. Best of all for us the kitchen was really quiet with great facilities which meant it felt like we were cooking at home and could cook up some proper meals! Also there was a small earthquake whilst we stayed and the building seems very safe!

Reviewed February 13, 2017
6.4
Good
Cierra from United States
Couple
Bed in 6 -Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Good enough for a short stay ”

Bad vibes here. The staff wasn't friendly. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen was decent but stunk. Clean enough for me. Location was good.

Reviewed September 07, 2018

hi Cierra, thank you for reviewing us. our apologies for the issues you night have encountered. we wish you all the best and nice trip around New Zealand. all the best, Brice

Responded October 30, 2018
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
9.2
Exceptional
Muhd from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 -Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Exceptional”

All was good except that the shower facilities are inadequate such as hooks for clothes and racks to place items on. Common area was spacious and fast WiFi!

Reviewed July 05, 2018

hi Muhd, thank you so much for your rating. thank you to bring this bathroom issue to our attention. glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. all the best !! regards, Brice

Responded October 30, 2018
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
9.6
Exceptional
PURAWICH from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Worth for your holiday in Kaikoura”

Not too far from the city. Close to supermarket. Clean hostel. Lovely staff. If you are considering a place to stay during your holiday in Kaikoura, Dusky Lodge is the place.

Reviewed June 27, 2018

hi there, thank you so much for the rating and review. really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. all the best !! regards, Brice

Responded October 30, 2018
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
9.6
Exceptional
Agnieszka from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 -Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

good place to stay ”

Quite big hostel but relatively quiet considering the size. good size sitting area and kitchen. Swimming pool it's definitely a bonus. Nice and friendly staff.

Reviewed March 16, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Kee from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Fantastic backpackers with good value for money”

Really nice and clean place with friendly staff. Too bad the pool was under repair due to the recent earthquake but all the facilities were great

Reviewed September 11, 2017
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