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Beautiful Mt Maunganui

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Come join us at the coolest place to stay in Mount Maunganui - just 8mins walk to the beach or 15mins walk to the bars, cafes and shops in 'the Village' (aka Mount Maunganui town). For as little as $30 per person per night you could be living a champagne lifestyle for a lemonade budget!

More than just somewhere to crash for the night, everyone loves staying here and keep coming back for more because of the great people you meet, our chilled vibe, fun culture and just all round awesome-ness. Oh and our beds and facilities are pretty great too. Check them out for yourself!

That's how come we've been winning backpacker awards almost every year since 2014! And we currently hold a 4 Star QualMark Silver rating just to give you that extra confidence that you'll be staying in the best place with us. FYI no other hostel here has those credentials, just saying.

So, whether you are travelling solo, as a couple, with friends, as a team or in a big group, give us a call, email, message or just hit BOOK NOW and we'll hook you up with the best room(s) to suit you and your peeps.

We will make you feel right at home and have an awesome time with us here in beautiful Mount Maunganui.


We have implemented special procedures to help keep our housemates and guests safe. Please don't hesitate to ask for more information before you arrive or our team will update you on arrival.

Alert Level 1: We are open for new guests.
Please remember to regularly wash hands, follow the Alert Level info and instructions on notice board in the hostel and do not travel when you are unwell. Please continue to be kind to other guests and staff.

Alert Level 2: We are open for new guests.
Additional to protocols of Alert Level 1, we also ask our guests on arrival of any symptoms, illness or issues with the covid-19 Hostel guidelines. No cash payments will be accepted.
Guests are required to scan QR code and use hand sanitiser when leaving and entering the building. Occupancy is limited in dorm rooms, social distancing rules encouraged.

​​​​​Alert Level 3: We do not accept new guests under Alert level 3.

Alert Level 4: We do not accept new guests under Alert Level 4.

We are Covid-Clean approved, endorsed by Qualmark NZ. We have increased cleaning protocols in all alert levels. We increase the frequency of these protocols in public areas during Alert Level 3.

We continue to monitor updates and developments from the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Government.

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Wonderful hostel " Great vibe, wicked facilities, very clean and the staff are super friendly and helpful, especially the manager Elena. Really enjoying our stay here. Fully recommend for other travellers to stay whilst they explore Tauranga! :) "

Best Backpackers I have ever been " What a great place to be in the summer !!! The best location and the best beach in new Zealand !!! You can do a lot in that area. Great hostel, It is r eally clean, always nice people around you and a lot of fun every day. I really recommend that place. "

Amazing stay. " Me and my partner went to the Pacific lodge to help our chances to get work, they put our names down straight away for any work they may have and gave us tips on how best to present ourselves and even gave us free printouts of our CV's to further bette r our chances. It was also a very welcoming, clean and friendly environment that offered so much. Definitely recommend "

Family " What a hostel !!! I spent my lockdown here and we become a really big family. It was an unbelievable good time. The Hostel is carrying really good vibes. The Staff are so incredibly nice and helpful. Thanks Rhys, Rachel ..... Everything i s pretty clean and there are some private bathrooms. "