The Purple Cow Backpackers, Wanaka
Posted by emmam
Perfect location overlooking lake Wanaka. Friendly helpful staff, clean and very comfortable. Films shown nightly in the large sitting room.www.purplecow.co.nz/
________________________________________________________________Adelphi Lodge , Kaikoura
Posted by sunstarrr
Located a couple of minutes from the station in the heart of Kaikoura's (quiet) main street, and a stone's throw from all the shops and cafes. Friendly staff and quaintly charming (it's been converted from an old-fashioned hotel), extensive (free) video library and wonderful bbq/seating area out the back with hammocks overlooking the ocean - a wonderful place to stay.26 West End, Kaikoura;
tel; 03 319 5141, or freephone 0800 423 574 (NZ only);www.adelphilodge.co.nz
________________________________________________________________Kahoe Farms Hostel, Wangaroa Harbour
Posted by NoodleKing
Lovely little place, located between Kaeo and Mangonui. Run by Lyndsey and football fanatic Stefano, on their fifth-generation Northland family farm. Dorms, singles and doubles with a warm homely feel.
After a trek over the farm to historic Kauri dams where you can bathe in natural rockpools or a day at the beach in beautiful and remote Doubtless Bay, treat yourself to one of Stefano's legendary homemade pizzas - yum yum.
A cut above any other hostel I've ever stayed in - a real gem.Kahoe Farms Hostel, RD 2 Kaeo, New Zealand. Tel: (09) 4051 804http://www.kahoefarms.co.nz/
________________________________________________________________Wally's Backpackers, Napier
Posted by hcac
This place was hard to find, at least later at night and in my state of mind, but it is a clean, stylish and a welcoming hostel with very reasonable rates. Since he seems to screen his guests a bit, it's also quiet and better for the more mature budget traveller which is exactly what I needed. I can't thank them enough for a real bed, comforter, and my two best nights of sleep in weeks.www.wallysbackpackers.co.nz/
________________________________________________________________Fraureisehaus womens hostel, Christchurch
Posted by bronster
This is a friendly, relaxed and comfortable hostel exclusively for women. From the swinging chairs outside in the garden to the multitude of kitchen gadgets (and free coffee, tea and hot chocolate), this is a place to enjoy.272 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch.
Ph +64 (0)3 3662585
________________________________________________________________Watson's Way Backpackers, Renwick
Posted by Eledhwen
Watson's Way, run by Pat and Paul, is a clean, welcoming hostel in the little village of Renwick bang in the middle of Marlborough wine country.
Toast and jam is provided for breakfast, there's a nice lounge with a television. Bikes are available for hire ($10 if you're staying at the hostel) and Pat will offer tips for the best route around the wineries and which ones to visit for tastings.On SH6/SH63. Blenheim is the nearest town.http://www.watsonswaybackpackers.co.nz/
________________________________________________________________The Bug Backpackers, Nelson
Posted by Jenahoy
It's just lovely here. They have useful things like free internet access which is very handy, and it's clean and everything's new which is always nice, but the reason I'm recommending it is the lovely calm atmosphere and the good people that tend to stay here. Anthony and Steph who run it are great and do a great job in making this a welcoming, friendly sunny place to stay.www.thebug.co.nz
________________________________________________________________Skibo House B&B, Christchurch
Posted by hcac
A warm and cosy homelike B&B at nearly hostel rates! What more can you ask for? Well, a sauna and a spa and a couple of great house cats to top off the great breakfasts!
It's actually in the town of Methven so it's convenient for skiing and snowboarding Mt.Hutt.www.skibohouse.com/
________________________________________________________________Gannet Cottage, Napier
Posted by Robbiec2
Off the beaten backpacker trail, this truly unique, extremely well-equipped backpacker accommodation is located on the idyllic East Cape, just a ten-minute drive to art deco Napier, Hastings or sleepy Havelock North.
With only 11 beds, it is important to book ahead but well worth a few days' stay to relax and enjoy the surrounding award-winning vineyards.
Those who enjoy cycling and wine (or even just a good day out) should book themselves on the 'on yer bike' wine tour for a unique and entertaining wine tasting experience (bookable through the hostel). The relaxed owners with a small, toy, farm holding and soon-to-be vineyard are a pleasure.
Birdwatchers, or those who enjoy another good day out should try Gannet Beach Adventures to get a background to the area, excellent views and a chance to see around 17,000 gannets.
for the hostelwww.gannets.com/index.html
________________________________________________________________Bay of Islands, Top of the Hill Backpackers
Posted by wolli247
Very cool youth hostel, cosy and warm.http://www.catlins-nz.com/hilltop.html