We stayed in the winter time so probably didn't see the place at its full potential as there's a lovely outdoor area in the middle. A welcoming reception and got a great recommendation to visit the Polynesian Spa as we arrived late and needed something that was still open. It's a decent distance to the town from the hostel. We had a four person unit for just the two of us so nice and spacious. Very cold however but good value overall.
Collection of buildings around what was originally a large bungalow in spacious grounds. Quiet neighbourhood, 15 minute walk from town centre and close to supermarkets. Staff friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere. Room basic, but reasonable size, clean and comfortable enough. Well equipped kitchen and common room. Toilets and showers were clean and properly serviced. On-site parking. WiFi – hopeless during my stay - slower than dial-up.
I can't say enough about this hostel. Fantastic services. Great vibe. Good facilities and location. I left my expensive glasses in a dorm. Only realised the next day and contacted them. They were extremely busy but were able to organise delivery to a hostel in aukland and posted them that evening. It was really important to get them posted out that day as It was a friday and i would have left new Zealand if delivery had to wait for the weekend. The lady at reception had to pick up her kids after work but managed to fit in the post ofrice before. She even delivered them free of charge. Can't say enough about them. 5 stars
Stayed here for 2 nights and found it to be a really lovely hostel with helpful staff and good amenities. We were in a private room with 2 beds and found the room to be clean and have enough room for us to store our bags and belongings in whilst having a comfortable sleep. It also felt very safe at all times and the workers were accommodating and helped us with late check-in. The proximity to the nearby Countdown supermarket and the town centre was also great. The only negative aspect was that the wifi signal did not fully reach our room and even in the common areas it was not very reliable. However, this was only a small issue since we were mostly out exploring and doing activities.
The hostel has a really nice homely feel and the staff where nice and friendly and chatty. It was really easy to meet lots of people and the beds where the comfiest we’ve had so far! Although it’s a bit outdated it has been one of our favourite hostels so far