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Support our hostel and not the big travel corporations and BOOK DIRECT on our website,
no booking fees and full refund if you cancel before 48 hours.

We belong to The Backpacker Group which offers discounts with a selection of other quality hostels in the South Island.
Make sure to pick up The Backpacker Group discount vouchers from reception. See you soon!

Please check the NZTA website for road updates if traveling to or from Kaikoura.

About Dusky Lodge

About Dusky Lodge

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is a great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. We are the largest hostel in Kaikoura offering a clean homely environment.

Rooms & Rates

Rooms & Rates

We offer dorm rooms, private single, twin, double and family rooms – shared bathroom or Ensuite. Guests booking directly through our website will pay the lowest possible rate advertised.

Tours & Activities

Tours & Activities

Save yourself time and make your trip easy by letting the staff at Dusky Lodge Backpackers book any activity or tour for you. Contact us for some awesome discounts on a range of activities!

Team & Group Bookings

Team & Group Bookings

Enquire about booking one of our floors or the entire hostel to stay with your sports team, school group, family, cultural group, tour group or organisation.