Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Fantastic friendly staff who are never officially off the clock always available to assist. Themed parties on the weekend and work (gotten through the hostel) during the week. If you’re looking for a good hostel to find work at, make friends and have fun, this is the hostel for you. I’m sad to be leaving!
After my time in the Rotten Apple I can say there is an amazing community, good organiced activities and awesome staff in it. Everybody is really open minded, it‘s really easy to find a job (they will help you with it) and the atmosphere is very familiar. One negative point is the bad shape of the propperty... After all I really enjoyed my stay there.
Well where do I begin? I arrived expecting to stay and find work for a couple of weeks and immediately I felt an immense difference in this hostel to every other that I have stayed at in New Zealand. It's welcoming vibe and ability to enjoy a good drink or a few ;) The amazing people that become family and the entertaining friday and saturday nights where the 'Work Hard Play Hard' ethic really comes into play. I ended up living here for 4 months in the end as I just couldn't peel myself away from the fun and the people. Great place to stay/live, I would strongly recommend 'Living' here to benefit its most potential. The staff were really friendly and quick to connect me with a job and even help organised transport with other lodgers so I could get too and from work. Loved this place, it will hold a special place in my heart for the family created here :D…
Its a lovely working hostel. The atmosphere is very chilled with lots of nice people and the management is very helpful. The room situation is perfect - there are double rooms four bed doorms etc. The weekends at the rotten apple are the best- playing games drinkin a beer and the quiz night with everybody made the group very familiar. The hostel is very very central in Hastings 5 min to the supermarket, free Wifi, directly located to the intercity bus station, the inner city and shops. Love this hostel
I spent 4 years travelling and by far the R.A was the best backpackers stay in, they got me a job and a lift to work but its all about the friends you make, the way the hostel is set up it allows everyone to mingle and has epic parties at the weekend, if your thinking about going to Hawkes bay for work - just go to the R.A. Great Memories