What a hidden GEM of a place!
Clean, good facilities, quiet and best of all- the people are LOVELY!
I wandered in a little weary having just completed a solo cycle ride from the bottom of NZ to the top. Despite me not booking anything, I was welcomed in and within minutes we were exchanging high fives to celebrate finishing!
Susie and Carol, the new managers were super friendly and made me feel right at home the second I walked through the door. Even though it's their first week of managing this place- it felt like they had been here forever. A friendly check in, organised, the place was clean and had a great atmosphere.
My room was immaculately clean. Oh and I'm sure backpackers will appreciate this....There are REAL duvets with clean removable sheets on that you can sleep under without fear of catching something or being bitten by something! It seems everywhere else I've been to in NZ you get a clean sheet, then a duvet or throw that is only washed once a year that you have to put over yourself. Not here! Oh how I loved the cleanliness!!
Facilities are good- everything you could want and need. The main town is less than a 5 min stroll away. There's nice hammocks to chill in, in the little garden area. There's also a communal BBQ area which would be great in the summer.
If only all backpackers experiences were like this. Only intended staying one night but delayed it and stayed an extra day chilling out. Loved it. Thank you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kia ora (hello) from Kaitaia New Zealand. Mainstreet is under NEW management (November 2015) and we welcome guests to discover the unspoilt Far North. At Mainstreet Lodge we offer friendly, clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation and lots of local knowledge. Mainstreet Lodge accommodation is situated in Kaitaia's town centre, a great base for your Far North adventures and a short, flat walk to the shops. Tours to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach are recommended and can be booked for you through our tour desk. From Backpackers shared dorms ($30.00 per night) through to studio rooms ($80.00 per night for two people) right up to Family Rooms and group bookings. ... more less