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Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel

11 Hekerua Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
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#1 of 9 Speciality lodging in Oneroa
Welcome to our small social backpackers on the magical Waiheke Island, the island of sun, wine and fun! Only 35min from downtown Auckland. Waiheke is so close, yet so far removed from the rat race of Auckland City - come and see why Waiheke was voted one of the worlds top island destinations in the world by many travel magazines. The Hekerua Lodge Backpackers is centrally located secluded on an acre of stunning New Zealand native bush, only 5 minutes walk form Little Oneroa Beach and another 10 to the shops We cater specially for the international youth travel market, a place to meet new people, laugh and dance in paradise, so if you wish to socialize and have fun then the Hekerua Lodge Backpackers is the place for you!! We offer a chilled spot to get away from it all and immerse yourself in island and backpacker life. We have no TV so relax on any of our sun decks, take a dip in our rock pool or just wash it all away in our spa pool. Get involved with all our fun activities in the camp-ground including volleyball, cricket, beersbie and yoga!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Table tennis
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Board games / puzzles
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Greek
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annadru2016 wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
I booked into this hostel by mistake, and now I don’t want to leave! This is such a welcoming place, from staff to guest, just get involved in the community vibe and you’ll be rewarded. I feel very lucky to have found this special gem, and I can’t wait to return and bring friends. The facilities are excellent. Hekeruah has everything you need for a comfortable stay: great beds and showers, a spa pool, a sociable deck area and beautiful scenery, whilst only being a short walk from the beach. There’s even a fabulous veggie garden and friendly dogs! The owners Tom and Audrey are extremely kind and generous with their time, their home and their energy. They’ve created a very safe, non-judgemental and seriously fun Waiheke world of their own and they’ve managed to fill it with lots of like-minded and cool souls. I’ve made friends here. Thank you, Hekeruah... you gave me everything I needed and so much more! See you soon! Anna
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
joe s wrote a review Dec 2020
Eugene, Oregon4 contributions6 helpful votes
Owner Tom Ferguson was unforgivable in absence of taking ANY responsiblity for total return of deposit (on a reservation booked by phone, so the 15% cancellation fee was never explained by staff at the time of reservation.) Although the cancellation was made within 4 days of original booking and well before occupancy dates; Ferguson insisted on extracting his 15% from one of two back-to-back reservations (different rooms) and the other (for over $100.00) ? Full amount paid NEVER RETURNED despite multiple attempts to communicate with appeals and threats! I finally had go get it back through cc company here in USA- a hassle and 1/2 ! Expecting a 15% cancellation fee (effective IMMEDIATELY after booking! ) is at odds with industry standard. BE AWARE when booking! Given the numerous negative reviews about cleanliness, etc. - I give this place a pass and go somewhere else....
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Date of stay: March 2020
Victoria C wrote a review Nov 2020
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A very special hostel in the hart of Waiheke with a great vibe! Clean, tidy and very fun! People staying there is like a very big family and they'll make you feel as part of it as soon as you arrive! Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Mael N wrote a review Oct 2020
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Spent 2 night in the Hekerua Lodge, perfect location, nice facilities (incl. wimming pool, spa, garden) and bush surrounding (and Kaka 😊)! Warm welcome from the team, felt part of the family after two days there 😁
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Cloe222 wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
I slept 2 nights in this little paradise ! But not enough to visit the island. A clean swiming pool, a clean kitchen, toilet... It was a wonderful staying ! We feel welcome very quickly, thanks for the service guys
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Thomas Ferguson, Owner at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you Cloe, glad you had a great time. Save travels.....
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US$21 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandWaiheke IslandOneroa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Waiheke Island (1.0 km), Waiheke Wine Centre (1.2 km), and Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Garden (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Island Gelato Company, The Oyster Inn, and Vino Vino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Greek, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hekerua Lodge Backpackers Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stockade Hill (14.4 km).