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Hostels in New Zealand

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#2 of 5 Speciality lodging in Cromwell
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  • "We stopped over in Cromwell in a double room. Sue the owner makes you feel very welcome with huge amounts of knowledge of the local area. It only opened in Jan 14 and so is still a work in progress, b..."
  • "Went on a 10 day holiday earlier this month and stopped at the Cromwell Backpackers. Our rooms were very spacious very clean and the bed was beautifully comfortable. We cooked our dinner in the kitche..."
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YHA Picton (Picton)
#14 of 20 Speciality lodging in Picton
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  • "This was a quick stop for us - just one night before getting the ferry the next morning. The room was small but adequate with two sets of bunk beds and the bedding and facilities were clean. The kit..."
  • "The location was good, few steps from the town centre with various shops and restaurants. The i-Site, the ferry terminal were also walkable from YHA Picton. The room, however, was a bit old though it ..."
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#39 of 73 Speciality lodging in Auckland
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  • "This backpacker's hostel meets every traveler's needs. Cheap and near to downtown city (Queen's Street/Britomart Transportation Centre/ Ferry Building) where you can walk to the city to shop or eat. A..."
  • "This hostel is located on the 5th floor of what seems to be a former hotel. The reception and lobby at ground floor still resemble the entrance of a hotel, and even the hallways of the hostel still ha..."
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#5 of 21 Speciality lodging in Whangarei
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  • "I found this place through the iSite website and decided to book in. It's extremely good value for money, beds were extremely comfortable and cosy. The owner is very friendly and accommodating and the..."
  • "The owner here is amazing and very reasonable. The prices are cheap the rooms are comfortable and if the place is not to busy you will likely end up with a room to yourself for the cost of a single be..."
The Dwellington (Wellington) 3.0 of 5
#4 of 50 Speciality lodging in Wellington
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  • "Stayed here for 1 night with husband and 3 year old child a couple of months ago. The accommodation was well located close to all central amenities and relatively easy to find despite no sign advertis..."
  • "Just what I needed after a VERY long drive in a terrible storm! Arrived at around 1am to a note in reception with my key, directions to my room, the wifi password and a friendly message hoping I had g..."
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#16 of 43 Speciality lodging in Wanaka
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  • "We have experienced several backpackers in NZ, but this one is far away the coolest in the South Island!! It's not too big, it's not expensive, there is WIFI Internet, laundery, hot showers, big TV pl..."
  • "I stayed in the flying kiwi for just one night, but it felt like home! Staff was very helpful, finding me a ride to travel to the hikes and the atmosphere was very friendly. Everything is brand new an..."
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#8 of 11 Speciality lodging in Greymouth
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  • "I stayed in the brunner lodge in taylorville with my mum ! And it was really awesome! The hosts are so friendly & helpful. This backpacker is ( even more better than , a lot backpacker , that i vis..."
  • "As soon as we arrived the owner was very welcoming and very friendly. Lovely warm fire in the kitchen and free WiFi was a great bonus. Room was clean and had electric blankets on the bed which was gre..."
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The Setup on Dixon (Wellington) 3.0 of 5
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#18 of 50 Speciality lodging in Wellington
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  • "It has been the first time we have tried a hostel. Therefore it was actually good for what we have paid for. Unlike other rooms in the hostel we had a window to the street, bathroom next door and the ..."
  • "Cheap clean but modern accomodation all you need for a couple days. Booked it online for 80 dollars for the night. A bit labyrinth way to the reception and room. Reception was unattended and no info..."
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Te Araroa
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  • "We stayed there one night but really wanted to stay more. The house is a extremely homely place, and our hosts were just amazing! We had a great Rangi there on Christmas day with a very cool bunch of ..."
#10 of 40 Speciality lodging in Nelson
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  • "The owners are friendly and welcoming here, the rooms are clean and spacious, the bathrooms are spotless and the kitchen is a decent size with dishwasher which is a nice touch. I met lovely people of ..."
  • "Owner picked me up from centre, great terrace with bbq, cosy lounge and spacious kitchen. Wifi definately needs some upgrading but was free. If you book a trip to tasman/skydive most busses will pick ..."
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#5 of 24 Speciality lodging in Blenheim
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  • "If you are looking for a job in Blenheim and a place to stay, Copperbeech is where you want to be. It is the best rated BBH hostel in town for a reason. This white villa with a big garden and enough p..."
  • "Copperbeech is really The place to stay. Really Nice and cosy hostel with great people who must probably will become your family. Don't even think staying for shortly and even if you stay you still wi..."
42b College House (Wanganui) 3.0 of 5
#1 of 10 Speciality lodging in Wanganui
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  • "I had a clean and comfortable large room. Don't expect luxury though. Overall: excellent value, great staff, good location. If you're looking for a simple, easy going place to stay in Wanganui: go for..."
  • "This place has to be one of the best finds The hosts matt and marina were very welcoming, friendly and helpful We stayed in a double room which was spacious, clean and tidy. We highly recommend this..."
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Kina Backpackers (Onetangi)
#2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Onetangi
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  • "I spent 5 days in this backpacker for a work trip. The place was quite expensive for what it offers. The room (shared for 2) was really small, 2 people could barely stand in it. The place was very noi..."
  • "If you are a young traveller (18-26 years old), and looking for a fun place to stay on one of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand, Kina Backpackers is for you. Luke and Erin are great hosts, and..."
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#7 of 12 Speciality lodging in Takaka
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  • "Annie's Nirvana lodge is a great place to lay your head down while you're in Takaka, The private rooms are cozy and comfortable. If you love to relax, then head down to the garden where you can listen..."
  • "The hostel has an amazing athmosphere and the friendliest and helpfull owners. We stayed here during a couple of rainy days and enjoyed the cosyness and the warmth of the place. There are two nice kit..."
#1 of 1 Speciality lodging in Ngatapa
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  • "What a wonderful place. Mr William Douglas Cook is immortal. As long as humans walk the earth surely this place will remain a paradise and visitors will be in awe of his vision. We stayed one night an..."
  • "We stayed two nights in the Autumn and what a tranquil place, the trees are mature and the extensive network of walkways provide a range of vistas and types of trees. The plantings were from 1910 and ..."
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#8 of 10 Speciality lodging in Thames
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  • "Greg the owner was so friendly and helpful. He was also very generous as we found out on our 2nd night stay he goes fishing on a regular basis and what he catches he cooks up for anyone staying at the..."
  • "We were in Gateway Backpackers last weekend. We reserved a double room ensuite that was very nice, number 3. Spacious and big bathroom. We think the mattress should be change some time soon because ..."
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#4 of 5 Speciality lodging in Te Kuiti
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  • "My partner and I stayed here for a night after visiting Waitomo on route to Rotorua. We stayed in a cabin with ensuite bathroom. The first thing I have to say is that this place has an absolutel..."
  • "Situated about 3km out of town, it is a pleasant walk but the owners also offer a free pick up from the bus stop. Set among the rolling hills with beautiful views in all directions, the hostel is pea..."
Shambala (Takaka)
#6 of 12 Speciality lodging in Takaka
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  • "We stayed in this breathtaking place many times before and were just a bit disapointed this time. The attention to details was missing and everything seemed to need a proper clean. Kitchen utensils ur..."
  • "This is a wonderful wonderful place. Peaceful quiet special. All rather basic but that is the charm of its setting off the beaten track. Run as a retreat centre over winter there is a beautiful medita..."
#1 of 1 Speciality lodging in Kaeo
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  • "Stayed 2 nights on a road trip of north island in the dorm room. Lindsay & Stefano were really friendly & helpful; pizza & pasta were delicious & we picked up some good tips for Cape Reinga. The farmh..."
  • "100% agree with the other positive reviews. Further I'd like to highlight that this hostel is located in a very interesting, hilly area worth to explore. Give Duke's nose a try, for example. Then t..."
Wakatu Lodge (Nelson)
#26 of 40 Speciality lodging in Nelson
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  • "--have stayed at many places over the years---wakatu lodge is great ---safe off street parking clean rooms and all facilities--this place has been refurbished inside---[still in progress i would sugg..."
  • "Stayed in a single room here while on a working holiday. Wakatu Lodge in general was very clean and well-equipped, with a pleasant atmosphere and friendly, helpful hosts - Simon and Melissa. Self-c..."
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Ruapehu Cabins (Ohakune)
#15 of 18 Speciality lodging in Ohakune
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  • "Great place to pitch a tent - quiet and grassy, and you even get the genuine New Zealand experience with some sheep over the back fence! The amenities are very clean and the showers are piping hot. Th..."
  • "Great place to pitch a tent - quiet and grassy, and you even get the genuine New Zealand experience with some sheep over the back fence! The amenities are very clean and the showers are piping hot. Th..."
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#4 of 4 Speciality lodging in Mangere
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  • "Room was spacious and the location of the motel was OK in relation to the international terminal. Quiet too, no aircraft noise apart from the odd helicopter flight. One real drawback. We found that wh..."
  • "Stayed in a 4 bed dorm which was my own for the duration of my stay (2 nights). In fact only one other person shared the whole hostel block of around 40 beds for my first night! Bathrooms are what you..."
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#13 of 15 Speciality lodging in Hokitika
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  • "Booked in for a 3 night stay, found the room to be very clean and tidy, with tea and coffee and also a microwave. Serviced every day. Handy walking distance to beach and some lovely craft shops, eg ja..."
  • "Spent the night in double twin ensuite in new section of the accommodation. Lucky to have found it free as we were there night before Coast-to-Coast race! Room was very clean and comfortable. Seemed b..."