This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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Wanderlust NZ

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9.0
Superb
60 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

We are Covid-Clean approved, endorsed by Qualmark NZ. We have increased cleaning protocols in all alert levels.
We continue to monitor updates and developments from the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Government.

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

More than just a place to stay, our newly renovated historic building, awarded with Qualmark 5 star silver sustainable business award, is the preferred stop for travellers and young adventurers wanting high quality, affordable rooms, a great vibe and our million-dollar harbour views. We offer accommodation for the solo traveller, 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 minimise 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 is 2pm (however you may arrive earlier as we can store your luggage, but your room may not be ready) and the front door is closed at 9pm.

Check out 10am. You are more than welcome to stay and use the facilities until 2pm, we do charge a day rate of $10pp if you wish to stay in the hostel (not in the room) after 10am until 2pm. After that you will need to pay for another night.

We also have FREE WIFI available.

All guests require valid photo identification (passport, drivers license, 18+ card) and valid credit card details on registering into the hostel. Please make sure you ALL have this to avoid disappointment.

We are situated at 105 the Strand on the waterfront in Tauranga CBD. The local bus stop and intercity bus stop is right around the corner from the backpackers.

Please note, we do charge a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit for bookings over the holidays; Christmas, New Years, Easter, Labour weekend and also for bookings over the period of Bay Dreams Festival and One Love Festival.
A 3.5% surcharge for credit card payments will be apply.

Reviews & Ratings

9.0
Superb
60 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    9.4
  • Staff
    9.3
  • Atmosphere
    8.9
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    8.8

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Nov 20, 2022
Great experience overall! One of the best hostels I have stayed. Most of the facilities are well thought out. It has a lot of space in the kitchen and public areas. Also great location to view the sea, and to take a walk in tauranga.
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Male, 31-40
8.0
Fabulous
Nov 20, 2022
Great location in the city centre. Kitchen and common space are quite small for the amount of people they are meant to be for. The ensuite rooms have 1 shower and toilet for 6 people which is a problem as there are no other toilets in the place
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Male, 25-30
9.7
Superb
Nov 17, 2022
Was such a nice hostel and staff amazing. Only annoying thing is that you have to bus it to get to places (but bus stop is close) and only 1 bathroom and shower per room, not communal ones
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • 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
    • Covid-19 safe
  • 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