Dusky Lodge and Backpackers accommodates large groups in Kaikoura. The hostel can cater for up to 140 people.
  If you are interested please send us an email letting us know the number of people, what type of rooms you are looking for and how many days you plan to stay.

Our rooms we can offer to your group are: 4,6,8,12 bed dorms and private rooms.

We require 50% of the total cost at time of booking and the outstanding balance 21 days before arrival. Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival will be refunded 100%.  Cancellations made between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival will be refunded 80%  Please note the booking is not confirmed until we receive the deposit.

We provide all linen and towels as well as free unlimited wifi, free use of our barbecue facilities and free parking on the premise.  
We have 3 kitchens and room for conferences.  Laundry service is available. We also have an outdoor salt water heated pool and spa to enjoy and meals can be provided at request.

Our prices vary so please get in touch with Claire to find out more by email claire@nzgroup.co.nz or 03 319 5959.

Dusky Lodge is part of NZ Group Accommodation, a group of hostels that specialize in group accommodation.  Click on this link to read more about the other locations.


Dusky Lodge is a very cozy hostel, with everything you need plus pool and spa. On top of that, the view is amazing and so is the staff.
Camilla Breindahl – Pan Pacific Travel, 2017

The Students all had a great time staying at Dusky Lodge and enjoyed interacting with the other guests.  We have recommended other schools book in and stay at Dusky Lodge.
Nick Moyle – HOD Tourism, Cashmere High School, 2017

Wonderful staff, always friendly and accommodating for Haka Tour groups!  Thanks to Claire and the team for always being patient with our constant presence during a usually busy summer period.  The rooms are always clean and super comfy now with the soft refurbishments, I’ve seen great improvements over the past two years – keep up the good work.  Dusky is a great place to stay in Kaikoura!

Willow – Tour manager for Haka Tours, 2017