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Dusky Lodge Reviews

67 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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82%

Rating
173 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

We really enjoyed our two nights’ stay at this hostel. At arrival, there was an issue with our booking but it was solved very quickly by the staff who let us stay in a private instead. Very nice service. The rooms are clean and spacious and the hostel itself has a very homey feeling to it. We also met a bunch of cool people there. The location is good, with just a five minute walk to town. Would definitely stay again. Very clean and really nice staff!


66%

Really nice atmosphere with seating area's with kitchens facing the sunset over the mountains. Major drawback where the lousy beds and the ventilation that made too much noise during the nights.


100%

Wonderful cozy lodge with a nice staff. Very clean but I was in a private room.


69%

浴室的排水設備不好,排水孔堵住排水不加,導致邊洗澡水就淹過腳底了 棉被與枕頭有異味⋯⋯


49%

Very bad value for the money I paid. Staff was very rude to us and basically kicked us out mid-breakfast because we were half an hour over check out time (eventough we cleared the room and put the luggage in the car). We were asked to leave the property immediately...and we'll never return!


97%

very friendly staff and place, sauna and spa excellent, will come back

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

amazing atmosphere, very spacious halls, kitchen..lots of space in the fridge :) very clean! all in all we had a great night :) one disadvantage is that there isn't free internet...


74%

Nice hostel, rooms were spacious and clean. Only downside was the en suite bathroom smelt really damp and as soon as someone had a shower whole floor was really wet.


60%

A lot of flies in this hostel. It is been cleaned while people are having breakfast at 9.30. Not the best time i guess.


71%

Good value for the money, we were there for the whale watching the accommodation was fine for a short stay

  • 14th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


54%

Really awful mattresses..so thin I woke up with a stiff back. Really noisy from corridor doors that shudder when left to shut by themselves.WiFi is extra..not what I expect from a backpacker hostel

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

We really enjoyed our stay. The only thing was the very noisy fan in the bathroom. If your neighbours use their bathroom light, the fan is on in your own bedroom.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

This is a big hostel with lots of good facilities. We had a double room which was fine but it is on the road side of the building so is pretty noisy as traffic goes by and it is a busy road. The wifi was good but it is annoying that you have to pay extra for it. Its a decent location which isn't too far from the town centre.


80%

Lovely atmosphere, a bit noisy though but we had a good time.

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

I only stayed for one night. The staff is nice and helpful. The Hostel is also close to New World supermarket (5 min).


80%

The hostel is so nice


86%

This was a lovely hostel, and our room was great. As it was a big hostel it did have 3 kitchens which was good as it meant that lots of people could cook at the same time, although it did mean that the atmosphere wasn't ad good as at some other hostels we've stayed in. The location was a bit out of the main town (walking distance but a bit of a long walk), the staff were friendly and we'd stay here again if we were ever in Kaikoura again.


83%

Big, nice and sturdy hotel with spa and pool for free, a bit far from the city though.


86%

Friendly staff who gave a great recommendation for fish and chips. Room was clean and location was not bad especially if you have car. Plenty of street parking. Bakery next door was convenient for breakfast.


89%

Thanks for t wonderful stay here,nxt time in back there for a holiday ile stay back there :-)

  • 13th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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