About Dusky Lodge
We are the largest budget accommodation in Kaikoura with our main complex at 67 Beach Road and 2 smaller blocks across the road at 74 Beach Road. We offer a clean homely environment with bunk rooms, doubles, twins, ensuite rooms, and heating in all rooms catering for groups and budget travellers. All bed linen and pillows are provided. There are 3 large kitchens and 2 smaller kitchens fully equipped as well as BBQs on the decks free to use. Free unlimited wifi available throughout the hostel to enjoy.
We have a large heated saltwater pool (summer only) and spa to enjoy while staying with us and don’t forget to eat at our pool cafe & licensed bar (opening hours do vary so please ask at reception) during the winter we have a coffee cart located at the front of the hostel (hours do vary and the cart can not cater for groups). Guest computers are available and the wifi can be used throughout the building.
Our facilities are available for the non-guests ie shower, kitchens only $5 per person, we are open between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, sign in at reception. Please keep an eye on our hours as they may change due to the covid.
The hostel is an only a 5-minute walk to the town centre, and across the road from Whale Watch. The best bakery in town is situated right beside us and grocery stores only minutes away.
Luggage storage short term is available, if needed ask at reception.
Dusky Lodge 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.
Clean and well presented rooms with very well organised kitchen with great storage and very clean. Great service for our late check in and friendly reception
Wonderful stay at Dusky! Such a warm welcome from Russel and George, and friendly fellow backpackers and travelling families. This place caters to all. Spa
Bruce – Renwick Premiers, 2021 The facilities and accommodation were excellent and perfect for the boys stay and the Management and players would like
Bruce – Renwick Premiers
Clean and plenty facilities, good Wifi, very affordable and excellent staff. The hostel Dog George is an absolute highlight! Highly recommend staying here.
Rooms, kitchen and toilets are very neat tidy. I never stayed in backpackers before.However this time i really enjoyed my stay there. They got some really
Sue Keall – Victoria University of Wellington, 2020 Awesome accommodation option for a group. Great facilities and potential for bespoke requests.
Sue Keall – Victoria University of Wellington
Great basic accommodation. The pool was a real hit and having the bar / restaurant beside was awesome.
Josh Borella – Frontiers Abroad Instructor, 2019 Frontiers Abroad has been coming to the Dusky lodge for several years now and typically we come twice a
Josh Borella – Frontiers Abroad Instructor, 2019
We stayed for one night and it was fantastic! We got a private family room with an ensuite, the beds were nice and the room was spacious. The pool and spa were
Great value for money $20 stay cheaper than a unpowered tent site. Good location right in the CBD so easy to get to places. Cool mini movie cinema and rock