A relaxed, social hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples
Dorm Bed: $15.67
34 Auckland St ,
The Villa Backpackers Lodge has a lot to offer! First, their location is right in the middle of town, close to shops, restaurants, and everything you would need to have fun or plan your adventures in the nearby wilderness.
They have a variety of room types available, from larger private rooms, to smaller privates and small shared rooms, to dorms. Some rooms have ensuite bathrooms, and some have shared bathrooms, so there is a room at the right price for everyone.
The common areas are perfect for relaxing and socializing. They have a hot tub spa, an outdoor patio and lawn area with tables, two communal kitchens for those who wish to cook, a nice TV room with SKY and video games, a BBQ, and more. They also offer free dessert and free breakfast in the winter months. Free pickup from the ferry terminals is also on offer! The staff helps guests plan their walks and other activities for free when possible, and they can arrange other tours if needed. Free luggage storage is available for those that leave on treks.
Guest reviews rave about pretty much everything, including the friendly and helpful staff. As one reviewer put it, "you would have to be very fussy to complain about this place."