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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers Hostel

67 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand

New 1998, Dusky Lodge offers a clean homely environment with natural carved timbers throughout. A great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Enjoy a swim in our heated swimming pool, or just take it easy in the sauna and spa pool before dining al fresco at our poolside restaurant. Read more

81% Overall Rating 27 out of 31 customers would recommend this property based on 31 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 76%

Facilities 82%

Location 74%

Safety 82%

Staff 86%

Value 82%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • WiFi

Important Information

Children of all ages welcome if accompanied by adults, each child needs it's own bed and the whole room needs to be booked for private use.

Please let us know in a separate e-mail to info@duskylodgebackpackers.co.nz if arriving after 7pm we will explain where you key is to your room and how to find your room after hours.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kaikoura?

Contact us directly

New 1998, Dusky Lodge offers a clean homely environment with natural carved timbers throughout. A great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Enjoy a swim in our heated swimming pool, or just take it easy in the sauna and spa pool before dining al fresco at our poolside restaurant. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 10 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 12 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 14 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 14

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 7 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 7

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

With shared backpackers’ bunk rooms, doubles, twins and ensuite rooms, we cater for all kinds of travellers - whatever your needs or budget. Our new extension upstairs (completed October 2005) comprises eleven deluxe ensuite rooms, offering a superior degree of comfort.

Kaikoura thrives on its international reputation as an ecotourism centre, promoting a sustainable relationship with our wildlife and wilderness. Dusky Lodge is proud to support Kaikoura’s world famous Zero Waste Policy (Kaikoura becoming the second district in New Zealand to adopt zero waste to landfill in 1998). We recycle all our plastic, glass, cans and compost and try to minimize our impact on our beautiful environs by using solar power wherever possible.

Accommodation Information

Dusky Lodge has two different dorm types available - 4-6 bed dormitories and a 10 bed dormitory with en-suite bathroom.

We have a family room which can sleep 2 adults in a double bed and two other guests in a bunk bed.

Our private room facilities include standard double/twin rooms, En-suite double rooms, and deluxe en-suite double/twin/triple rooms.

-Standard double/twin rooms include a double bed/bunk bed. Standard double rooms also have a TV with basic Freeview.
-En-suite double rooms include a double bed, TV with Freeview, private bathroom and two towels.
-Deluxe en-suite double/twin/triple rooms come with a double/two single/a double and single beds. These rooms are located upstairs and are quieter newer facilities Each room has a kettle w/cups, spoons, milk sachets, sugar, tea and coffee. These rooms also include two/three towels and a plasma TV with basic Freeview channels!

Location Information

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
67 Beach rd.
Kaikoura, NZ
7300

Kaikoura is a small seaside community north of Christchurch. This is one of the rare places where giant whales, dusky and Hector's dolphins, NZ fur seals, albatross, penguins and various birds can all be viewed year-round. However there's more to Kaikoura than its marine population. Its great surf and diving, beautiful Walkway, nearby skiing, excellent local seafood and wineries all help to attract visitors. We're situated seven minutes' walk from the town centre, close to Whalewatch and stores.

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.