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Dusky Lodge Reviews

67 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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87%

Rating
110 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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80%

A bit too "party" place but overall ok stay for very good price. Rooms are quite small, with no lockers or cupboard, but each room has a heater. There are 3 kitchens/common rooms of which one is opened 24 hours (rooms next to it can get noisy in the night). Sauna is great, pool also, however water in hot tub was too dirty so we decided not to use it. Staff superb, no problem to change our room after first night. Wifi paid, $4 for 24h access. Bathroom and overall cleanliness average.


77%

Great staff very helpful, good location, Kaikoura is a lovely own recommend whale watching! Kitchen isn't the best but enough to make a meal, swimming and hot tub were great too


97%

We really enjoyed our stay there!! Great stuff and a good location. The warm pool and hot spa was so nice and there were 3 kitchens and other great facilities. We had an upgrade from a 8 bed room to a 4 bed room. The only thing i would improve are more cups in the kitchen :) We recommend this hostel!


80%

nice pool and hot pool, quiet when I was there so the only thing it lacked was a bit of atmosphere!


89%

It is a fun clean hostel with pool, sauna and hot tub.

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Good hostel, private rooms a good price. Has everything you need including a spa pool.


94%

Very nice, very relaxed. Pool, Sauna + Yakuzi were also very nice.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

friendly staffs, good location, easy access to tourist spots; chilly rooms when heater is off (timer set), it might be of us who are originally from a warm and humid Asia country

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great place and great staff, with 2 kitchens and the sauna / spa / pool, it can't get much better!


100%

Hi had a awesome staf at the hostel. With a warm welcome and a free upgrade. I don't usually stay in hostels, but I would def come back and staf at this one. cheers

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

great hostel, spa pool and steam room... cheap and walking distance to the bars and shops. would stay again.


94%

What a hostel! Fabulous set up with incredible facilitiesfacilities, loved the swimming poolpool and will definitely have to visit in summer. Mr Blue on reception was amazing to give us a lift to the bus stop :) great place!


100%

Great hostel, friendly stuff, close to the center of town.


71%

The overall room was not unclean but the quilt cover was a little questionable


100%

only thing that was annoying was the shower you couldn't adjust it so it didn't spray in your face otherwise everything was great many thanks

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

A great place, lots of space and seating areas, lovely warm kitchen and lounge area with logburner. Quiet and chilled-out. Our room was clean and comfortable. Only downsides are location might be a bit of a pain for people arriving in Kaikoura via bus and having to walk to the lodge and lack of mugs in the kitchen. Other than that, it was a good stay.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great place great staff definatley coming back.maybe just get sky tv for the rugby though.otherwise perfect.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Overall I thought the place was great! Good amenities for lounging and cooking, and the hot tub was deeply appreciated after a long day. We had to change plans at the last minute and everybody there was amazingly receptive to the changes. Thanks for the awesome stay!




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