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Dolphin Lodge Backpackers Reviews

15 Deal Street, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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85 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Had a very good stay here for 3 nights. Clean room, comfortable, good kitchen, hot tub, hammock and benches outside, decent toilet and showers. The owners cat is also brilliant, very friendly and loves people! Just a short walk to the town centre and about 10 minutes away from the whale watching place.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Booked for 2 nights from the North Island. We were told the bathroom was next door to the double room and that on the 2nd night I would be staying with the manager and her sister in the female shared dorm. Upon arrival we see the bathroom was not next to the double room and I was no longer sharing with these ladies but some random females. NOt what I was told or expected so we didnt stay there. Yet still had to pay for the first night regardless. We were mislead and charged for it!!!

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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