Absoloot value is probably the best hostel I've stayed in New Zealand. It's very clean, modern, you get warm thick duvets and they even provide towels! I think what makes it so special is the staff. They're constantly cleaning up the kitchen, they're all very friendly and knowledgeable and super patient (they also provide booking services and people walk through the door with the most stupid questions but they'd just smile and explain everything over and over again). It's a great hostel and it's nice to see that the staff cares so much about it. Would definitely come back!