Located to a big but road which goes through Whanagarei. A lot of parking slots.
When I was there, there was an friendly and charming couple who managed the backpackers while the real owner was abroad. They are nice conversation partners and you should try their kifer!
It was okay if you stay only some nights. But for a longer stay it would annoy you or at least me. The whole place needs im my opinion a big cleaning.
It has two livingrooms. Both with TV and kitchen directly connected.
There is everything you need to make a nice meal! Maybe some of the utilities are old, but at least they worked.
No Wi-Fi. There is a very old computer which you can use to go online. But a lot of common websites worked badly because the browser doesn't support flash and so on.
Most rooms include electronic blankets and you will need them so hard! I also used a hot water bootle to stay warm during night. The rooms are very bad isolated like it is common in NZ. But you don't have to freeze. Ask the friendly stuff for a hot water bootle and enjoy your sweet dreams!