Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is situated on Beach road, Kaikoura. We are the largest hostel in Kaikoura catering for budget travellers and groups. We offer a clean homely environment with bunk rooms, doubles, twins, triples, en-suite and family rooms with heaters in all rooms. Bed linen and pillows are provided. There are 3 large kitchen’s fully equipped as well as BBQ’s on the decks free to use.

FREE unlimited wifi is available throughout the hostel for all our guests to use and free calls throughout NZ. Guest computers are available and large screen televisions for rainy days. Log burners are situated throughout the building for those cold winter evenings.

The hostel is only 5 minute walk to the town centre, and across the road from Whale Watchers. The best bakery in town is situated right beside us and grocery stores only minutes away.

The intercity bus can drop you off outside the hostel, ask the driver when you start your journey. We have plenty of parking space and it’s free to use. Luggage storage short term is available, if needed ask at reception.

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is a great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Our friendly team can help book tours or give you advice on what to do while you are with us. We hope to see you soon!


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    21 Jun 2019
    Loved it here it was a beautiful place to stay
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Mar 2019
    Amazing hostel, only bad thing is there's only one pretty small kitchen for a lot of people. Other than that - perfect.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Mar 2019
    Internet NEEDS improvement! Can't understand why this is such an issue for NZ hostels. Apart from that staff and facilities are amazing - definitely would stay again
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 May 2019
    Good option!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Mar 2019
    Amazingly kind staff! We had an incident with our car just in front of the hostel and they did everything within their means to help us sort it out.
    Croatia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Mar 2019
    We stayed here for a night on route from Nelson to Christchurch. We enjoyed our stay, very spacious hostel with clean facilities, large kitchen and comfortable beds. A bit away from the town centre but not a far walk.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Mar 2019
    Only stayed for a night but everything was pleasant. Comfy beds and clean bathrooms. Outside eating area was really nice to watch the sunset from. About a 15min walk from the town centre, and a 10min walk to supermarket in the other direction.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 May 2019
    The owners were lovely, but the vibe just wasn’t great - it must have previously been a nursing home.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 May 2019
    The hot tube was really nice but there were not many cooking facilities...
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    09 Mar 2019
    This hostel hosts multiple ‘Kiwi experience’ buses a day, meaning dozens of guests daily. It’s a huge hostel, with plenty of rooms and space though lacking enough kitchens. This causes a serious H&S problem. There’s not enough cooking space, hobs aren’t working properly, not enough tea towels; this makes the kitchens extremely dirty, there aren’t enough staff to clean, so you’ll find the kitchens looking like a battlefield until 11am (from the night before!). Salmonella haven.
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi