The hostel is right in the middle of the town centre and only 5 minutes from the beach. All the facilities and rooms are good, but everything is very cramped, especially the kitchen, which would be impossible to use if more than 5 people were using it. The owners are very friendly and provide quick, cheap internet, as well as loads of info about weather and local attractions. There is parking for a few cars and a nice courtyard out back with picnic tables.
- 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