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Dusky Lodge

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BBQ/picnic Area
Outdoor spa tub
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Standard Twin, Shared Bathroom | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Dusky Lodge

Dusky Lodge

2.0 star property
Mountain hostel with restaurant, near Kaikoura Museum

7.8/10 Good

150 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is NZ$99
Price available on 10/02/2023
67 Beach Road, Kaikoura, 7300

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About this area

Getting around

  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 101 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 136 min drive


  • Cods and Crayfish - 2 min walk
  • Beach House Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Black Rabbit Pizza - 5 min walk
  • Sakim Bento - 8 min walk
  • Slam Club - 8 min walk

About this property

Dusky Lodge

Dusky Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Kaikoura. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Sicarios, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a hot tub and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and sightseeing.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Hot tub


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Sicarios – This poolside café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. 1-star Michelin rating. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 20 per pet, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Dusky Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dusky Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Dusky Lodge?
As of 9 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dusky Lodge on 10 February 2023 start from NZ$99, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dusky Lodge?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dusky Lodge?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Dusky Lodge?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of NZD 20 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Dusky Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dusky Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Dusky Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Relax in the hot tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Dusky Lodge?
Yes, Sicarios offers poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza (5-min walk), Sakim Bento (8-min walk) and Slam Club (8-min walk).
What's the area around Dusky Lodge like?
Dusky Lodge is a short 16-minute walk from Kaikoura Beach and 9 minutes' walk from Kaikoura Museum. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Pedro W, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ron, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great, highly recommended!
My stuff was perfect, i wish I stay longer. Cheap price and really nice stay. Bbq, pool, quiet, nice staff. At the beginning when I arrived with the bus, i thought omg... this is to far from in town.. but not at all. easy walking to restaurants and beach and grocery. Big mentionne to Greta and Sean who really make a difference, they where great, really helful, always really happy to assist with all the question or needed. It male a big difference on your stay when poeple are happy to help you. You can see that the team who work at Dusgy are happy. (i stay to other hostel that unfortunately.. staff make you feel that you disturbed them when you ask a questions, or even they dont help at all..) what is NOT THE CASE WITH THIS PLACE. They are nice and reallly really FRIEMDLY AND HELPFULL. Thank you ! The pool and the bbq is great, i wish that we can use the big kitchen but was almost always reserve for group. But notthing else to say about this hostel is great. Stay longer there guys and emjoy your time.
Sonia, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The rooms were neat and the beds comfortable. The showers were fine. The kitchen was great with plenty of room for cooking. Everything necessary for cooking was available.
Jennifer, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Olga, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

On the main hwy so rooms adjacent noisy early mornings with trucks etc. Had a school group staying and they warned me but noise was hideous. Had to use earplugs and music for 3hrs till they all went to bed. I left early morn. Room was fine had a TV.
Shane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I arrived late but it was easy to get access to the room. Very helpful and friendly staff
Gerald, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The spa was great
Amanda, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Ruofan, 2-night trip
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