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    Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

    15 Deal Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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    • Excellent45%
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    “hot tub” (22 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 9 September 2014

    I really love this place. It is not too crowded and when one of our roommates came back late, the owner actually cares enough to come check on her. In case she got lost in a forest or something. The rooms were clean the bathroom...More

    Thank yeewean
    Reviewed 12 August 2014

    We had a really nice stay here! The location is great! Really easy to find and is located in a nice and quite scenery. The manager was really friendly! She helped us a lot with things we could do in beautiful Kaikoura! The hostel is...More

    Thank Karhld
    Reviewed 31 July 2014

    Nice, quiet and clean backpacker hostel operated by a live-in family, the helpful and friendly owner Helen and family are willing to give advice about the food and activities. Located on the hill, perfect to see sunrise on a good day! Relaxing and free spa...More

    1  Thank Carolweiyan
    Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

    Reflecting back after a month of travels around New Zealand this was the best place we stayed. We have a private double. The manager is such a friendly woman and the place is always clean and inviting. Seemed a little cold at first but our...More

    Thank sdp21
    Reviewed 11 June 2014

    Got off the bus in search of ahostel and saw a sign tucked away, so glad I did! Brilliant choice for the night, Left my bags on the bed in a beautiful clean dorm and headed back down to the city for a browse. Came...More

    Thank 28Skippy
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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Hot Tub
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    • US$27 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 7
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    • Kaikoura
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    "all seemed nice"
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    "We had a double room with a garden view, but you could also see the sea"
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    "Not many rooms, so its small and warm. The 4 beds shared room is really nice."
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