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Bunkdown Lodge

23 Otaika Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

I couldn't recommend this hostel enough! Great hosts who picked me up and dropped me off at the bus stop. Clean room. Hottest and most powerful shower ive ever had away from home. Nice garden to chill out and great communal areas, a very relaxed and cosy environment!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stayed at the bunkdown lodge in Whangarei for a few night recently and can say it was a pleasant experience. The house itself is a little on the old side but generally very clean and well equipped. I stayed in the new dorm which use to be a shed and was probably one of the most comfortable sleeps I've... More 

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North East
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very dated and hadn't seen a duster or vacuum for a long time. Some of the cushions on sofas and chairs were beyond shabby. Such a shame as had such potential. A good clean, a lick of paint, a huge de clutter would make a big diference.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

the place needs an upgrade for example wifi or at least some proper computers with updated software and updated internet facilities. Tea and coffee facilities never filled up and always empty. We should be able to pay for accommodation using eftpos or credit card -paying by cash only is very inconvenient. Cheapest place in whangerei. Cosy ,comfortable and nice environment... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

In desperate need of a cheap nights accommodation as my original plans were changed. I'm a single female travelling up North on my own. I rung Bunkdown Lodge,he was rude from the get go and then denied me a nights stay because I am a New Zealander!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Despite the current %, I would recommend this hostel to all of my friends. The house is old but well maintained, common areas and bedroom were clean and the fire kept the house warm. Owners were welcoming and friendly and their little bundle of joy of a dog (so happy!!) made our stay very pleasurable.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I was just staying for one night, but already felt like home. Very cosy and clean place. The couple running the hostel is very friendly and helpful. Location is very good and it's quiet at night. Couldn't ask for more

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The hostel is located a few hundred meters from an i-site, and a few minutes walk from a bus stop for Route 6, an hourly bus linking Whangarei city centre and Kiwi North museum. Walking to the main bus station was about 15 minutes. The hostel seems a bit worn down, but the kitchen, toilets and shower rooms were clean.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

really close to the isite and town centre. they have a dog and it is the cutest little dog i have ever seen. the owners are very friendly and live on site. the whole place is very clean and because it's small all the people who stay there are usually very friendly. Noell has a lot of knowledge about the... More 

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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I arrived there at last minute. The hostel is conveniently located near the i-site. The couple running the place is really nice and tried to make me feel like home. The place is dated, definitely needs a remodeling. The rooms are ok, bunk beds comfy to have a good night. It was a little cold despite being summer but nothing... More 

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