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Outdoor spa bath
Seasonal outdoor pool
Outdoor spa bath
In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Business Services
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKaikoura Museum9 min walk
    Popular LocationKaikoura Beach16 min walk
    Popular LocationFyffe House5 min drive
    AirportKaikoura (KBZ)7 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 8 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Basic Double, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsBasic Double, Shared Bathroom
  • xxEnsuite Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Basic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBasic Room

About this area


Located in Kaikoura, Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is in a rural location and near the beach. Peninsula Walkway and Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Kaikoura Beach and Mount Fyffe. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like mountain climbing and other activities like whale watching. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kaikoura Museum - 9 min walk
  • Kaikoura Beach - 16 min walk
  • Fyffe House - 5 min drive
  • Peninsula Walkway - 7 min drive
  • Mount Fyffe - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 136 min drive

About this property

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

Hostel in Kaikoura with full-service spa and spa tub
Along with a full-service spa, this hostel has a spa tub and a microwave in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fridge in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool and a computer station are on-site. All 40 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, safes and showers.
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers offers 40 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hostel's full-service spa, Hot Tub. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Shower


  • Safe



Check-in between 2 PM and 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Dusky Lodge Backpackers Kaikoura
Dusky Lodge Backpackers
Dusky Backpackers Kaikoura
Dusky Backpackers
Dusky & Backpackers Kaikoura
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers Kaikoura
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dusky Lodge & Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dusky Lodge & Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dusky Lodge & Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Dusky Lodge & Backpackers?
As of 26 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dusky Lodge & Backpackers on 27 Sep 2020 start from NZ$60, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Dusky Lodge & Backpackers have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is Dusky Lodge & Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Dusky Lodge & Backpackers?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Dusky Lodge & Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 7 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Dusky Lodge & Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Dusky Lodge & Backpackers located?
Situated in the mountains, this spa hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kaikoura Museum and Kaikoura Beach. Fyffe House and Peninsula Walkway are also within 3 miles (5 km).
101 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
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Very good value. Comfortable room. Well appointed kitchen. Parking a bit tricky.
Stayed 1 night in May 2020

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in May 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
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Staff and view great plus free wifi. Twin room had a bunkbed right across the door of the bathroom. Wobbly shelf in bedroom and mouldy shelf in bathroom. Saggy mattress and heater didn't work.
Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020