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Stranded in Paradise

21 Potae St, Tokomaru 4047 New Zealand
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#1 of 1 hostel in Tokomaru
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Funky loft rooms and private cabins available all with sunrise and seaviews. Self catering accommodation. Free Wi-Fi. Tokomaru Bay has 8km of coastline, a friendly pub and a 4 square supermarket with ATM.
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21 Potae St, Tokomaru 4047 New Zealand
Stranded in Paradise
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Aca_de_Vallerio wrote a review Mar 2017
York, England, United Kingdom23 contributions16 helpful votes
There has been a lot of hostels in New Zealand which I've said have been my favourite one yet, but this was possibly the cherry on the cake. I loved the town, the other guests and the hostel but it was owners Leanne and Angus which made this stay really special. It's well worth getting off the tourist routes in NZ to find little gems like this.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Moritz_Shanghai wrote a review Mar 2017
Fuerth, Germany55 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed in this hostel for 2 nights and the name definitely holds true – you really feel like stranded in paradise. The location could not be better with unobstructed views of the ocean. The rooms and all the common areas are nicely decorated and spotless clean. The owners are super friendly and helped me a great deal in fixing some technical issues with my bike. Even though it was raining most of the time when I was there, my stay in paradise was really superb and I would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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lulu07086 wrote a review Feb 2017
Ladysmith, Canada3 contributions
My friend and i stayed here in Febuary for just one night and both agreed we would have liked to stay longer and hope to return one day! Leanne and Angus were very nice and made sure we were happy in our cool loft room, it was awesome we watched the sun come up from our beds was so beautiful!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Carmel T wrote a review Jan 2017
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Another great east coast backpackers that is a cut above the rest. Do yourself a favour and don't miss out on exploring this area. Rugged, quiet, beautiful and a great place to chill out. Owners super friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from Leanne C, Owner at Stranded in Paradise
Responded 26 Jan 2017
Thanks for the lovely review Carmel. Enjoyed your company. Don't let the hipsters overrun Newtown. Hope to see you again. Cheers Leanne
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falk0vic wrote a review Dec 2016
Gisborne, New Zealand2 contributions
Stayed there for 2 nights and it was the best hostel that I`ve seen during my 3 month of travelling through New Zealand. Friendly, cheerfull and very helpful owners, great facilities, and a stunning location. I had the best sunset of my life. I recommend this place without any doubt. I will come back for sure!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Response from Leanne C, Owner at Stranded in Paradise
Responded 22 Dec 2016
Thanks for your lovely review Falk. Be great to have you back. Have fun and enjoy your travels. Leanne & Angus
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ssegal01 wrote a review Nov 2016
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
One of the nicest hostel stays I've ever had. Great facilities, terrific location and friendly owners. I'm sorry I didn't stay for longer. Lying in bed I had an amazing view over the bay. I set my alarm to wake up for the sunrise and was treated to a great show. This would be an ideal base for exploring up and down the east coast.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from Leanne C, Owner at Stranded in Paradise
Responded 22 Dec 2016
Thanks Sam, we enjoyed having you here.
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Robyn wrote a review Jun 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely little hostel which has everything you need. We camped on the hill in the garden which had stunning views over the bay. Hostel was clean, tidy, reasonably priced, games and had a communal stereo + CDs. The town itself had a convenience store but not much else to offer- it felt like we had gone back in time! Perfect to relax, getaway if you want to spend some time on the rugged and beautiful East Cape. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2016
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occupied wrote a review May 2016
Hampshire7 contributions
I stayed here for one night with my daughter whilst travelling around the East Coast of the North Island back in March 2016. We enjoyed the stay - the place had good facilities, is well maintained and clean. Leanne was very helpful and in fact changed our cabin for the family room as it was more convenient for us. We enjoyed the interaction with other travellers who were also staying. Tokomaru Bay is off the normal tourist trail and is fairly quite but the area is well worth visiting and Stranded in Paradise is a great place for travellers to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Nicolai wrote a review May 2016
Vancouver, Canada30 contributions47 helpful votes
SUPERB! Clean facilities, incredibly unique, STUNNING views, friendly and accommodating hosts! Free wifi, all beds made up and a sustainable hostel. The best hostel in the North Island yet! Thank you, Leanne and Angus!
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Date of stay: May 2016
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FarAway642784 wrote a review May 2016
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Had a fabulous time at this lovely backpackers which is truly in paradise. Beautiful view of the beach, lovely rooms, great showers, very welcoming operators. Love the composting toilets!! Lots of interesting books, great kitchen. A truly lovely place to stay ❤️
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Brian's Place
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionTokomaru
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7
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