Dusky Lodge



67 Beach Rd KaikouraSee nearby area

Lonely Planet review

What a whopper! Easily Kaikoura’s biggest hostel, the Dusky is an industrious, social place with facilities to cope (including three lounge areas and three kitchens). The crowning glory is the outdoor deck with heated pool, spa and mountain views. Live it up in ‘luxury doubles’ with en suite and flat-screen TV. There is also a restaurant on-site.

Our independent authors have visited Dusky Lodge and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Kaikoura.

Description provided by property

Welcome to Dusky Lodge, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

New 1998, Dusky Lodge offers a clean homely environment with natural carved timbers throughout. A great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Enjoy a swim in our heated swimming pool, or just take it easy in the sauna and spa pool.

With shared backpackers’ bunk rooms, doubles, twins and ensuite rooms, we cater for all kinds of travellers - whatever your needs or budget. Our new extension upstairs (completed October 2005) comprises 11 deluxe ensuite rooms, offering a superior degree of comfort.

Kaikoura thrives on its international reputation as an ecotourism centre, promoting a sustainable relationship with our wildlife and wilderness. Dusky Lodge is proud to support Kaikoura’s world famous Zero Waste Policy. We recycle all our plastic, glass, cans and compost and try to minimize our impact on our beautiful environs by using solar power wherever possible.


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Services and facilities

    • Book Exchange
    • Cable TV
    • DVD's
    • Pool Table
    • Free Parking
    • Parking
    • Hot Tub
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Linen Included
    • Washing machine
    • Luggage Storage
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Tours/Travel Desk
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