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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

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8.7
Fabulous 178 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 8.3
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 8.7
  • Atmosphere 8.6
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.7
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8.7
Fabulous 178 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 8.3
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 8.7
  • Atmosphere 8.6
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.7
Dolphin Lodge Backpackers Located at 15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, Kaikoura.
Dolphin Lodge Backpackers
New Zealand
Kaikoura 7300 15 Deal Street, Kaikoura
87% 178
-42.4037647 173.6823892
Dolphin Lodge Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
10th Sep 2016
8.9

On arrival, I was greeted by a lady, possibly the owner, who wasn't very nice. Basically, she picked I was from overseas and had a bad opinion of me and my group straight away. I found this a massive turn off. She was helpful when I asked questions, to a certain extent. The hostel itself is extremely clean, spacious, and the view itself was awesome.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
29th Aug 2016
10.0

Dolphin Lodge is a wonderful place to stay in an incredible location to begin with and it is so "homey" and comfortable, you feel like you're right at home! Helen, provides a wealth of local information and all around great! Helen does what she can to make everyone's stay a truly memorable one. I stayed in Room #2 and had a view of the ocean and watched the sun rise from the room. Facilities are clean and modern; the "fireplace" makes it cozy at night! 100% highly recommended!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
10th Jun 2016
9.4

Great Accommodation nice and close to town with great facilities! Staff were incredibly friendly & welcoming - we will be back again next time the fish are biting!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
23rd May 2016
9.1

Helen and the temporary staff were super friendly.She baked fresh bread (twice) and apple cobbler for us all, an awesome surprise!The place is super cozy, the hot tub is awesome and the views are great!Only wish there were more than 2 outlets in a 4 bed room, and the outlets have a 30min timer which makes it hard to run the heater overnight.Vouchers for 500MB of internet per day, of course would be nice to have unlimited.Only a couple of coin operated lockers to store valuables in.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
11th May 2016
10.0

Amazing location, awesome view

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
8th May 2016
6.3

Electricity in the rooms only worked for 30 minutes at a time, the Wi-Fi was out the whole time we were there, sheets were stained and we couldn't use the space heater through the mighty because it started to smell like burning rubber. But the view of the ocean was great and the distance from the town center was good. We only stayed 1 night so it was fine for just a place to sleep.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
30th Mar 2016
9.1

Friendly little hostel on a hill by the centre of town. The staff were helpful, facilities clean and there was a nice atmosphere.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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