Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
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Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is Kaikoura’s largest hostel welcoming budget travelers, adventurers and groups. We offer a clean homely environment with a choice of 4,6,8,10 bed bunk rooms, doubles, twins, triples, en-suite and family rooms with heaters in all rooms. Bed linen and pillows are provided and unlimited free wifi.  We have 3 large kitchen’s fully equipped as well as BBQ’s on the decks free to use.  We are agents for Intercity bus and we can book all your tours at our information desk.  Unfortunately our outdoor heated pool and spa is closed due to earthquake repairs.

Phone +6433195959

Visit Dusky Lodge Backpackers Website

What do the guests say?



3.5/5 (TripAdvisor)


Guests are happy with the location and facilities of the hostel. Free and Unlimited WiFi make it easy for all travelers to connect to the internet.

Dusky Lodge is within walking distance of many great places to eat and see.


Compliment the cleanliness


Say the location is great


Say the price is great


Would recommend to a friend

What are the rooms like?


With a maximum capacity of 140 guests, Dusky Lodge Backpackers is a large backpackers and great place to meet travelers. Our room types are:

2 Bunk Beds
Sleeps 4

3 Bunk Beds
Sleeps 6

4 Bunk Beds
Sleeps 8

5 Bunk Beds
Sleeps 10

1 Queen Bed
Sleeps 2



Hostel amenities


Along with bathrooms and common room – these are the other amenities and features of Dusky Lodge Backpackers. If you have any questions, let us know.

parking Parking – car parks are available in front of the hostel or outside on the street (free as well).
smoking Smoking – rooms are smoke-free, you can smoke outside on the balcony or courtyard.
kitchen Kitchen – large, fully equipped communal kitchen for your self-service.
laundry Laundry – laundry rooms and drying on-site. Laundry powder available at reception.
storage Storage – storage available at reception for luggage and personal goods.
wifi Internet – free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the hostel and computers in the common room.
wheelchair Access – wheelchair access is throughout the hostel.
swimming pool Swimming pool – we have a large salt water pool outdoors and spa pool. (CLOSED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS)

Hostel location


Dusky Lodge Backpackers is located at 67 Beach Rd, Kaikoura 7300. With this central location, you are within walking distance of many great spots.

Within 5 minutes of walking:

  • Beach access
  • Mini Golf
  • Emporium Brewing
  • Take Away / Eat in food
  • New World Supermarket

Within 15 minutes of walking:

  • Whale Watch Kaikoura
  • I-Site
  • Bean Me Up Coffee Cart
  • Whaler & Grouper Pubs
  • Post Office (Paper Plus)