Our hours have changed due to the coronavirus

Our Opening times are now 9am - 12noon, we are closed from 12 - 2pm and reopen 2pm - 5pm. If you are arriving after 5pm an email will be sent to you with instructions to your room. Any issues, you can call the after hours phone number that will be on the main doors.

We still welcome everyone to stay but if you are not feeling good please contact us on +64 3 319 5959 before you arrive and we can help isolate you and get a doctor to check you out. Please do not enter the hostel or go to the hospital or doctors clinic if you are feeling sick. We are happy to assist you but need to take the right precautions.

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. Sadly we have had to close the pool and spa till next season. the decision was made for a health and safety reason, the mix of tourists and the public is something we feel we should avoid at the moment to help slow the virus down.

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.