Very central and the manager was really helpful, but the other guests ruined our stay.
Whilst the guests aren't the fault of the owner, more could be done to keep things in order. A couple were shouting at each other in the room next to ours until midnight, we repeatedly asked them to keep it down. People were still noisily chatting in the corridors until 1pm. Vomit was all over the bathroom at 7am. The kitchen was left in a mess from late evening until early the next morning. The people running this place need to stick their faces into the hostel a bit more often, whilst it's nice they let the guests keep to themselves - a lot of the guests don;t respect that freedom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Home away from home, The most centrally located backpackers hostel in Whitianga. We are 2 minutes walk from beach,shops, cafes,bars,restaurants and the tourist information I-Site. Take the ferry to Cook's Beach and you can also reach Hotwater Beach and Cathedral Cove by bicycle,Shuttle during the Summer or hitch-hike. As there is so much to see and do, we suggest to plan to stay for more than one night, so you can experience all the area has to offer. Includes fully-equipped kitchen (tea/coffee, herbs & spices), Outdoor Courtyard, Satellite TV, WIFI, BBQ's. Bus stop out front and off street parking available. A warm welcome awaits you from the Manager Wendy, however, the cat no longer lives here!!! ... more less