Sustainability Level 1
Free WiFi

Wanderlust NZ

Free Cancellation Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

252 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Come in and explore Tauranga's only waterfront accommodation dedicated to celebrating the desire for discovery, adventure and exploring the world.

More than just a place to stay, our historic building, awarded with Qualmark 5 star silver sustainable business award, is the preferred stop for travelers and young adventurers wanting high quality, affordable rooms, a great vibe and our million-dollar harbour views. We offer accommodation for the solo traveler, the holiday maker and groups. We have a great variety of rooms available from shared dorm rooms to private rooms both with shared facilities or with ensuite bathrooms and we even have our own section suitable for groups up to 30+ where you have your own lounge, kitchen and bathroom facilities.

We also offer our guests help with finding local and seasonal jobs to save up for their travels.

We want you to have the best accommodation experience in New Zealand by making our home your home. We offer you a safe and fun environment to set base and we strive to minimize harm to our planet in all that we do. Our vibe is your tribe.

Come and make our destination part of your journey too.

CHECK IN: 2 pm - 9pm.
All guests require $20 deposit for keys, photo ID and Credit Card Details on registering into the hostel.
Please make sure you ALL have this to avoid disappointment.
In case of early arrival, we can store your luggage and you are welcome to hang out in our lounge while you wait.
Late check-ins till midnight are available on request.

CHECK OUT: 8am - 10am.

Our office is open 8am to 9pm daily.

The property will charge the total amount of the booking 3 days before arrival.
A 2% surcharge will be added to ALL bookings paid by debit/credit card. To avoid the surcharge, please pay by bank transfer (contact the hostel for bank details).
In case your card is not valid, the property will contact you asking for new card details. If you don't provide the details within 24 hours, the property is entitled to cancel your booking.

Cancel for free until 3 days before arrival.
If cancelled less than 72 hours before arrival, or in case of a no-show, 100% of the first night will be charged. If you are a no-show, 100% of the first night will be charged. No refund will be given, should you alter your reserved dates or leave for any reason before your reserved departure date.

Reviews & Ratings

252 Total Reviews
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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

May 04, 2024
When we arrived there was a sign at reception saying 'back in 5'. We were left waiting for 25 minutes to check in and when he arrived he was unapologetic. Around the hostel there was a sign saying 'please be quiet past 10pm' however a group of people decided to blast music until gone 2am and bang on doors afterwards, with nothing done about it.
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Male, 25-30
Very Good
Apr 29, 2024
Went off season so had a 12 person mixed dorm for just my friend and I, so atmosphere wasn’t there. Reception staff were great
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Male, 18-24
Apr 13, 2024
By far, the best hostel I've ever been in. It's modern, clean, it has good facilities and the views to the waterfront are really nice. Based on my experience, this place changed completely the concept of "hostel" that I had in mind.
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi