Absolute terrible from start to finish. Incredibly rude and judgemental staff, disgustingly filthy rooms with cockroaches. The deck is dodgy as anything. Communal facilities were also filthy. Only stay here if you have zero standards and want to be treated poorly.
The place was dirty. They have no dorm rooms for woman traveling alone. The flys are all over the kitchen and the deck was falling apart. The owners did nothing about the people doing drugs and being really loud, partying until midnight even though they have a no drugs policy…
Booked a room for one night at $130 p/night. I have pictures of cockroach legs, pubic hair, blood stains, faecal stains on bedding. Completely discoloured brown toilet cistern and uncleaned bathroom. A purely disgusting place, avoid at all cost!!
We went to the Bell Lodge to find work as kiwi pickers. The stay at the hostel was okay and if you work, you will get a discount on your rooms. After several rainy days we decided to leave one day earlier and thought that this would be no problem, because we didn't want to get…
Lady running the place was very rude. We offered her $50 to drop us at the concert in the Bell Lodge van we were going to as our taxi did not show up. She did so but then refused to do it the next day unless another $50 was given. We arrived home early one night and went to bed…
"ask for dorm with own bathroom"
"Get a room closest to car park, they are quieter. Even if traveling alone, make a friend and share one of the private ensuite rooms as they are only a couple of dollars extra per week."
"all the rooms close to the common are are very bad, you cant get sleep because of all the noise coming from the common area. I recommend you get a room with a private bathroom for the difference of price, as there are huge cockroaches and no towells for drying for face."
"Any room is good"
"The motels have their own bathrooms and kitchen facilities, plus a nice green space for relaxing."