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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers Hostel

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Your home from home in Kaikoura. We are a small, friendly backpackers just 2 minutes walk from the town center and beach. Located on a quiet residential street, the lodge boasts magnificent views across the Kaikoura coastline and mountain ranges for you to enjoy in a peaceful environment.

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90% Overall Rating 29 out of 32 customers would recommend this property based on 32 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 85%

Location 93%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 91%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 0.74USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kaikoura?

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Your home from home in Kaikoura. We are a small, friendly backpackers just 2 minutes walk from the town center and beach. Located on a quiet residential street, the lodge boasts magnificent views across the Kaikoura coastline and mountain ranges for you to enjoy in a peaceful environment.

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Shared Rooms

Basic 5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

Dolphin Lodge offers travelers a homely place to stay in the heart of Kaikoura.

Enjoy relaxing in the private garden with decking, barbeque and free hot spa. All of this comes with great views across Kaikoura's coastline and mountains.

All rooms are heated and we have a log fire to keep you cosy and warm in the winter months.

The lodge has a fully equipped kitchen including free herbs and spices, a separate TV lounge with a selection of movies, off-street parking, budget bike rental for you to explore Kaikoura, laundry facilities, 24 hour internet access and wi-fi available (additional charges apply) and friendly staff to make you welcome.

We have a wealth of knowledge of the local area and we can give you lots of great tips on things to do in and around Kaikoura. We can even book your tours for you.

Accommodation Information

Dolphin Lodge has options to suit most budget travelers from dorm beds to double ensuite rooms and we sleep a maximum of 23 people.

Dorm accommodation is kept to small numbers in rooms and we accommodate up to 15 people in 4 share, 5 share and 6 share rooms. When you book a dorm bed you will be allocated to the smallest available share room.

Private double rooms are spacious, with 2 ensuite rooms available (3 private rooms in total).

* All rooms are heated
* Bathrooms have 24 hour hot water
* Double rooms have full linen including towels
* Double rooms have 1 queen size bed, sleeping 2 people
* Towel hire is available for $1

Location Information

Dolphin Lodge is located just 2 minutes walk from town including the I-Site, beach and bus stop.

Kaikoura is famous for whale watching and dolphin swimming all year round and we are just 10 minutes walk to these offices.

There are many other great activities to enjoy in the area including hiking, surfing, scuba diving, seal swimming, skydiving, fishing, helicopter rides, farm parks, horse trekking, quad biking, lavender farm and much more. All this within easy reach of the lodge!

If you enjoy a night out in town then the bars are just a few minutes walk away.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.