I stayed here one night and it was warm and comfortable.
Decent kitchen and plenty of gathering areas which broke up the spaces for communal gatherings.
There was a TV room with bean bags and blankets. I was like now this is fairly unique and such a simple idea. Tick for that one.
Imagine it’s pouring down rain as it does and you have a lounge room to chill in watching LoTRs. And yes it was on the TV at the time.
Close by to the shopping strip, 5
The bathrooms were in good condition and a very hot shower with good water pressure. One of my most important elements in a backpackers.
The kitchen in the morning was fine, except water on the floor and the benches a mess. Backpackers not being careful with what they were doing.
Reception and introduction to the YHA was simple and easy to follow. All the information for trekking etc easily found around the reception and communal areas.
Overall this was a good backpackers and I have yet found an awful one in NZ. I guess with the prices charged they need to be of a good standard.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking