Here's a bit of an overview of what you can expect to find when you stay with us...
Open daily from 8am until 9 pm, our team is always ready to help you out with any questions from what to do while you're here, the best places to eat and help with finding work.
Check-in is from 2pm onwards. Guests must check-out or extend their stay at reception before 10am. Late check-outs and after hour arrivals can be arranged on request. We have an on-site night-warden to help with after hours requests.
The heart of the hostel. This is a great open-plan cooking, dining and mingling area where you will definitely meet plenty of friendly people.
The kitchen is equipped with two large commercial stoves with six gas hob cook tops, and a BBQ in the courtyard for the quintessential Kiwi Barby. Cooking utensils as well as multiple microwaves, fridges, freezers and toasters are all ready for you to use too.
Help yourself from our well stocked herbs and spices racks or pick some fresh herbs out in the garden. Travelling on a budget doesn't mean you can't enjoy delicious food!
Next to our large kitchen, we have an extra room for those who would like to chill out on a sofa, read a book or play games. We've got a Ping Pong table, dart board, Space Invaders machine and a stack of board games to choose from. We also have a free book exchange with a large variety of books in many different languages.
On the first floor we have a spacious guest lounge. It is a great place to relax on the couch after a big day exploring the area! Feel free to watch a movie - you can choose out of thousands DVD's for free or connect to our FREE WiFi to switch off to your own online shows.
We have multiple washing and drying machines for you to use. There are also washing lines in the backyard for drying your clothes the natural way as well. Washing powder can be purchased at reception and we have an iron and ironing board available on request.
Our unlimited, ultra fast Fiber internet service means you can use your own mobile devices anywhere within the hostel on our FREE WIFI facility, or you can use one of our computers if you need. The computers are available 24hrs/day and there is also an option to print.
There is FREE on-site off-street parking for our guests. There is also plenty of FREE street parking right out the front of the hostel and an area for large coaches and buses.
The Naked Bus and Intercity bus stop right outside the hostel! We are the main drop off and pick up point in Mount Maunganui.
The local bus service also stops outside the hostel. Catch the No. 1 or No. 2 bus to visit our backpackers in the Mount from Tauranga information Centre.
We have 4 longboard surfboards (ideal for beginners), 2 short boards (for the experienced) and a few boogie boards that are available for guests to use at no charge, just a deposit. We also have 2 Torq boards which are in excellent condition which we hire out at $35 for 4hrs.
You can store your valuables in our safe, free of charge. We have video surveillance throughout the hostel that is monitored. We also have a night-warden on duty after hours to deal with any issues that may arise.
Environmental Awareness, Recycling & Sustainability
We live in a very beautiful country and we would like to keep it that way. We are very proud of our recycling system. We are limiting our footprint on this earth and therefore we ask our guests to do their part by conserving water and power and recycle as much waste as possible.
We also have a Red Cross donation box in reception where guests can donate good quality unwanted items.