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KeriCentral - Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers

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#2 of 2 hostels in Kerikeri
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We’re a working hostel located in the heart of Kerikeri - 150mtrs to restaurants, cafes, bus stop and shopping and conveniently located between two supermarkets. In your home away from home we have 2x Kitchens (1X 24hr kitchen) 24hr TV room, Pool table and Music Room, 2x Outdoor entertaining spaces , Outdoor Swimming Pool, and a BBQ area all ready and waiting for you to come relax and have fun.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Boating
Game room
Free airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Adult pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Non-smoking rooms
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Natasha B wrote a review Aug 2022
Auckland, New Zealand66 contributions22 helpful votes
Great environment, lovely owners treat you like family they made a cake for our friends birthday and happy to find jobs for you. Hostel is a easy walk to town, washing machine, dryer, clothes line on site and is cheaper than the laundry mat. Stayed in the dorm rooms and only sleeps 4 per room which is great, Pool table, piano, well maintained pool, great location for exploring upper north island and bay of islands.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Eliot wrote a review Jul 2021
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I cannot recommend this hostel more. The facilities are good, but what makes this place magical are the owners, Corrina and Nico. They bring such a positive and friendly atmosphere, it really makes the place memorable, and stand out from other hostels. Because they are so supportive all the other hostel guests feel comfortable as well and the mood is always positive. Awesome awesome place.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Helena88120 wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had a really good time at this hostel. The owners are amazing and we felt really comfortable there, with the premises as well as the other backpackers. Great location too everything is in a walking distance. We will definitely go back there.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Philipp wrote a review May 2021
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its a really great working Hostel with amazing stuff and friendly managers. Perfect to find work and meet people from different countries. The bathroom are clean every day. And the Outside area with pool is amazing to hang out after a long day of work. totally recommended:)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Arun Bangarh wrote a review May 2021
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Ive been staying here for the past 7 months and still going strong. This has become my home. The hostel is centrally located right in the centre of town and only 2 mins walk to everything so for me getting to work is great. Love the 24hr kitchen which has helped with ky long shifts. Ive met so many fantastic people during my time here and i know they will be lifetime friends. The owners find work for everyone that wants to work. They are very well connected to many local businesses so its not just seasonsl work they deal with. They helped many people during my time here and i think thats why so many people cone back to stay again. The hostel is clean and well equipped and the swimming pool has been a real treat to swim in. The social side is great because you get to know eveyibe very quickly and the owners are very hands on. They have made everyone who stays here feel welcomed and part of something very special. I love staying here an can highly recommend it. This is the best place to stay in Kerikeri. Kericentral you rock.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Linn S wrote a review May 2021
Lysekil, Sweden3 contributions
Stayed around 4 months and spent lockdown in this place. Always had job offers, different kinds to pick from. They help to sort you out with different companies, and drive you there if you don’t have your own transport. Very convenient! The hostel itself is clean and cozy. Pool outside which is really cool, and people there are really friendly. Had such a fun time there and was happy to start off my adventure in New Zealand in this place. They do have a female dorm (with your own bathroom) which was perfect for me. A perfect walk to an amazing waterfall (Rainbow falls). Also, I found my partner there that led to us traveling the country together for a whole year 💛 Would recommend! 🌟
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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jack c wrote a review May 2021
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My Girlfriend and I stayed for a week and we loved it all. Nico and Corina made sure we had plenty to do around the area, giving us great local information. Very down to earth people who were always happy to help us. The hostel has a great environment Clean, friendly and enjoyable experience. We will be back for sure!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Jamie C wrote a review May 2021
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I had a lovely stay at kericentral. Right from the start Nico and Corina made sure I was looked after and quickly helped me find work. Throughout they went above and beyond to make my stay a pleasant one and were always quick to help with whatever they could. The hostel itself feels more like a home with a very welcoming communal and social atmosphere. In addition,the location is perfect, a 2 minute walk to the main high street of town! I ended up staying for 4 months. Couldn't recommend staying here enough.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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⛓AJ ⛓ wrote a review Feb 2021
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Really enjoyed my time here, full of laughter n friendly people, loved the vibes n enjoyed working while staying at Keri central. Definitely wanna come back here in the future. Heaps of bush walks n waterfalls not far from the hostel.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Corina Paveluc, Owner at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers
Responded 3 Feb 2021
Thanks had a ball having you stay and looking forward to the next season your looking for work. until then travel well and travel safe and remember you'll always have a home with us... your Kericentral Family forever
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Jake Hill wrote a review Feb 2021
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Had an awesome 3 months at KeriCentral, hostel owners are very friendly and I felt well looked after, they helped me find work while I was here and it's a very welcoming environment. I recommend this Hostel to anyone who wants to find work in Kerikeri or just want's to visit.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Corina Paveluc, Owner at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers
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Thanks for being part of our Kericentral Family. We appreciate your great review and are pleased you had a lovely experience while staying with us. If you ever need our help or advise or somewhere to stay please dont hesitate in contacting us. We're only a phone call away. Your Kericentral family forever.... take care and travel safe
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Frequently Asked Questions about KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Bay of Islands Farmers Market (0.3 km), KeriKeri New Zealand (0.3 km), and The Merchants of Kerikeri (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Jerusalem, Curry King Indian And Thai Cuisine, and The Village Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers have airport transportation?
Yes, KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kerikeri.
Are any cleaning services offered at KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.