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Reviews of Dolphin Lodge Backpackers Kaikoura Hostel

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 85%

Location 93%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 91%

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 0.72USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Kaikoura?

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 85%

Location 93%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 91%

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94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Feels like you are staying in a house so nice homely feel to it.

Disliked: The Spa wasn't working, it was being fixed

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: So clean and BEAUTIFUL location, the staff was very friendly

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Beds were good and the view was great!

Disliked: Wifi was crazy prices, I've never had to pay so much! No lockers in the rooms, bathroom was freezing (despite the water being hot) and the cat brought in a dead bird when I was having breakfast which wasn't great

97% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: I really liked the location, close to the I site, close to pub and other attractions. I loved how cheap bike rentals were and the hot tub and hammock! Great view as well!

Disliked: Bathrooms were quite small. But not a lot to complain about!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Friendly & helpful. Clean. Lovely position. Small & personal.

Disliked: Trek up steep path to reach it on foot. Only heavy going with luggage though.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Small, friendly and pleasant hostel, in a good location on the hill above the waterfront – just a few minutes’ walk to the beach or into the main strip of bars etc. From our room (a private double) you could see the sea, and clearly hear the waves as you drifted off – very relaxing! We liked that you could rent (slightly beaten-up) bikes for just $5 a day. The jacuzzi was also very welcome…

Disliked: The need to push a button for 1 hour of electricity was annoying (especially as you also needed to press it for hot water but this wasn't pointed out– it took us a while to work that one out! The décor is tired, but who cares really…

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Close to town good views

Disliked: One plug in the room not convenient for travelers. Bathrooms small, showers not very good water pressure very low

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: hot spa pool, cosy rooms

Disliked: lack of view from windows

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff was really friendly and helped me through trouble with my credit card (they were great!), very nice atmosphere, terrace to eat outside, beautiful view

Disliked: it was a little hard to get up the hill with my huge backpack but the beautiful view compensated for that

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 May 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Amazing staff

Disliked: Nothing all good

Customer would recommend this property

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