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The Cell Block Backpackers & Accomodation

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91 Cameron Street, Whangarei 0110 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The place still looks like a work in progress, however it is such a cool place to stay. They have kept the feel of a jail but it is also cosy. Each cell has a toilet and there is free wifi. The kitchen could do...More

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Old prison changed to a friendly hostal? You need the cruelty of very small rooms, red heavy metal doors and a unfriendly waiter with no mercy? Water and bread, hard wooden beds and no light and current? You will love this Alcatraz-like hostal as a...More

Thank DietmarGruber
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A great place to stay in Whangarei, but not your normal backpackers. The hostel is a former prison, so you are sleeping in an actual cell. A lot of things have been kept the way they were, which makes it a unique place. All rooms...More

Thank estherboe
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Love what they done with the place such a cool experience staying in the cells. Staff were amazing I booked a week to late. They were quick to refund me and find me a room for me and my partner. Thanks cell block your the...More

Thank 690zac
Reviewed 20 June 2018

had two nights in this quirky former jail block. the staff are friendly, the place is very clean. we had the two bed cell with ensuite. no locks on doors, just a curtain for the ensuite. basic but clean, people are all very friendly. but...More

Thank Hannah C
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$41 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$41 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Traveller (15)
Room & Suite (8)
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"I think all the rooms are cold and the communal showers are loud."
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