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    Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

    15 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good39%
    • Average12%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible3%
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    “hot tub” (25 reviews)
    “quiet hostel” (4 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (19 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Hot Tub
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    1 - 5 of 101 reviews

    Reviewed 5 December 2016

    My partner and I actually stayed in this hostel during the 2016 earthquake which hit Kaikoura pretty badly. We couldn't have been in a better place during this time. The hostel held up incredibly well and the owner Helen did the most wonderful job of...More

    Thank Liane P
    Reviewed 16 November 2016

    Clean rooms, well equipped kitchen, nice staff, great location close to town, wonderful patio and garden (and hammock) for the guests and just a wonderful place to stay. I would stay here for longer next time - just hope that everything is okay after the...More

    Thank Dave S
    Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

    Helen is such a lovely owner, helpful and welcoming to all her guests. The hostel is cosy and clean, and there is a large deck which overlooks snowcapped mountains and the sea - great view to wake up to! Great location which is minutes from...More

    Thank Fiona W
    Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

    Possibly the best hostel I have stayed at. Very quiet, beautiful garden, great facilities, very clean, seemingly new and very comfy matresses, friendly and welcoming owner. Very short walk to the main highstreet where the iSite is. Would absolutely stay there again.

    Thank Alicia C
    Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

    This is a nice, clean hostel with a friendly owner. Has a large kitchen for cooking and the hot tub in the back is a plus. The rooms are very clean, and the hostel is in a great location. Would recommend.

    Thank Sam S
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$40 - US$50 (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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    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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