This is a truly exceptional hostel. A friendly welcome matched by superb facilities.
I had a room at the back of the main house overlooking the quiet garden. I booked a single, but got a family room with a comfy double bed and the ultimate in backpacker luxury, my own bathroom. This is only the second time in 6 months of travelling that I've enjoyed that perk.
Everything in the hostel from the room to the kitchen and lounge areas are clean as a whistle and everything works as it should. Granted the wi-fi didn't reach as far as my room but as I've pretty much given up on expecting hostel wi-fi to be anything other than rubbish, it didn't affect me at all.
The only downside to the hostel is that it's in Wanganui, which I found to be completely disappointing. Full of annoying teenagers and the town is so dead, the one pub I really liked closed its doors at 10pm on a Saturday night. No, really!
If you really must stay in this town though, this is the hostel for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome for the weary world traveller is only the start as you enjoy our spacious Edwardian Lodge overlooking the majestic Whanganui River. Views of Mt Ruapehu and just 5 mins walk to the city. Relaxation is easy here; the large garden is enticing and the hammocks welcoming. Piano and guitar available. Lots of information on activities. HEATED rooms! (Some en-suites) INTERNET, BBQ, TV, FREE WIFI, FREE BIKES. Hosts: Rory and Barbara ... more less
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