Rocked up about 8pm having not booked, got daily rates as non YHA member and was advised it was cheaper to rent a double room ensuite than single room and only 17 NZ dollars more than a dorm - basically for £25per night I got a double bed ensuite and most lovely service from staff on duty. Then again the next day when I was being a complete eejit unable to work the telephones, the female staff member was very helpful (and didnt make me feel like an eejit!). Good facilities, big kitchen area and loungue, computers and wifi, book exchange and bookign service for vaiour things. The only downside being that the second night there was a big group of teens in who didnt really listen to whoever it was supervising them and distrubed sleep - but not really the hostel's fault!
My first experience of hostelling and on this positive went on to book the one in Napier which was as good (though smaller)
Would recommend and use YHA again. Not the 'party' kind of hostel so if thats what you are looking for then there are other places in town but this was friendly, good value, good standard accomm. Thanks Treks!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking