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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers Reviews

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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129 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Such a nice place!!! Quiet, peacefull, welcolm... and what a view! I'm miss it already!



  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very peaceful setting at Dolphin Lodge. Right above the main street and really the perfect location to be in Kaikoura.


A lovely stay, with clean tidy rooms at an affordable price. Wonderful helpful service, thank you.

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel and great view from the balcony. I was disappointed that the hot tub was temporarily out of order. I got free WiFi though, which was nice, as they used to charge for it. I liked the wood stove - it made the lounge nice and cosy.

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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