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Little Earth Lodge

85 Abbey Caves Road, Whareora, Whangarei 121, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here very briefly for one night. The place is beautiful, hidden away in a little valley with direct access to abbey caves (glow worms). The owners are lovely and welcoming and you are made to feel at home right away. Great rooms with doors to the garden and a nice little kitchen/lounge just across the drive way. I got... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great place to stay. Lovely surroundings with farmland and native bush. Really tidy, clean and modern facilities. Has a lovely relaxing feel about it. perfect excape if you just need to get away from it all. Bed was so comfy I slept very well. Shower was perfect - good pressure to blast the dirt of. If you stay there, hire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I cannot put into words how great our stay was. David, the owner, is an amazing host and a very friendly man with great stories to tell and a wealth of knowledge about the area. The beds are comfy and the rooms are very clean and comfortable, and the location is absolutely beautiful. The Abby Caves behind the lodge are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is by far the nicest backpackers/hostel I've ever stayed in. The place is beautiful, immaculately clean, and David and Polly are so lovely and helpful. Love that there are no bunk beds in the shared rooms - just 3 single beds, perfect for a quiet nights sleep. In a beautiful area right next to the abbey caves. Would highly... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed here over night for my birthday weekend. There were a few of us so we had the lodge to ourselves. David and Polly were very hospitable, the place was lovely and clean and the caves were great. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed at Little Earth Lodge for 2 nights and had a great stay. The place was quiet and clean. You wouldn't even know it was a hostel except for the shared bathrooms which were always spotless. The place was also very quiet and the shared kitchen was great especially for breakfast. The nature walk out the back door is... More 

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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The little earth lodge is a premium hostel about 6km out of Whangarei. It is a very comfortable place to relax and enjoy your time. The rooms are very clean and only have thfree hotel like beds. The owners are very caring and help with eveything you need help with. The kitchen annd lounge are very inviting and you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

First of all, you need a car to get here! My friends and I booked the first night online, once we arrived, we loved this place too much and stayed another night! The old couple who run the BBH are friendly and helpful! The room is tidy, clean and good price! The glow worm caves and waterfall just near around!... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at LEL for two nights while touring through the Northlands. Upon arrival, we were greeted by David and Polly. They gave us a quick tour and gave us some good advice regarding local activities. Each morning we were awoken by the birds in the trees and the crowing of the rooster. A pleasant change from the noise of... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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30 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After having stayed in over 50 hostels during my last around-the-world trip, I can easily state this is one of the best I've booked. First, the location. Located on a side road away from the center of Whangarei, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Yet, the Abbey Caves are right next door and you have groceries, restaurants,... More 

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Address: 85 Abbey Caves Road, Whareora, Whangarei 121, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
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Number of rooms: 5
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