The whole place needs some serious uplifting. The beds were terrible and the sheets were smelling. The fridge has stuff rotting. The one things I don’t understand in NZ is everything is expensive but the quality of things are just bare. The location is very good.
comfortable bed , nice chill out facilities,well equipped kitchen , and a friendly helpful host. place is kept clean and tidy.close to the beach and wildlife. would definitely stay there again when coming back
My daughter is backpacking in NZ and booked this hostel. She arrived at about 3.00 and there was a note saying the manager would be back at 5.00. Not convenient after a long journey but she hung around. By 7.00 there was still no sign. My daughter left 3 voicemail messages on the number on the notice. There was no one there at all, although my daughter could get in she could only access a dorm room. Luckily about an hour later another girl showed up. They found another unlocked bathroom and kitchen around the back. Still no sign of manager and no calls returned. About 9.00 a couple turned up. They all decided to sleep in the same dorm and lick the door as the door to the hostel was still open. The manager finally arrived after 9 the following morning! What a shambles. This is…
Located conveniently in Curio bay, this lodge caters to those that don’t mind sharing bathroom facilities. Double bed, comfortable, warm room, bedding ok but nothing more in the room. Bathroom is basic but functional. Communal cooking, common lounge area supplied with DVDs, books etc. Rustic and rough but adequate as there is limited selection in the area. Easy access to the beach, quiet (surroundings) and good location to star gaze.
The dorm we had was comfortable with ample storage space. The communal area upstairs was kept spotless, was cosy and comfortable. It is large/spacious and has a speedy wifi connection. There is parking out front and if all the spaces are taken we were able to park on the road next to it. The guy running it was really helpful, he had lots of tips for beaches and waves. He was always about if we had any questions and was polite and welcoming. Would recommend and would book again!