This backpackers was absolutely beautiful (inside and out). The rooms were clean and beds were comfy. It was great that all linens were provided with the room fee. We booked an awesome, and very cheap, day trip to cape reinga through them. They picked us up at the lodge and dropped us back off as well. The lodge is right on the beach and the area is not stuffed with tourists or shops. The ultimate relaxation. My only complaint is that we brought our food into our room and the next evening the wall and food was covered in ants. Anna was great though and vacuumed them all up and sprayed our room. They were all gone after that, but I would advise future travellers to not keep food in the room. Thanks for a great weekend!