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Really nice hostel with great staff, one of the best in NZ. Beautiful views over the town and lake, partly cus it's up a massive hill which is a bit of a nightmare! Still close to town though. Free parking, very good communal areas; particularly the outdoor bits including the BBQ terrace. Excellent kitchen, showers & toilets and comfy beds. Wifi is ok, but only a small allowance is free.
I've been staying here for years. Quiet and a great spot to base yourself with no fuss.