Whether you’re backpacking through New Zealand or you’re a budget-conscious traveller wanting to lessen your accommodation costs, the Coromandel Peninsula has a nice selection of hostels to choose from. Allow us to showcase some of the best options you’ll stumble across while exploring key destinations in the wider region.
A vibrant blue building overlooking Mercury Bay welcomes you into this friendly backpackers hostel. On The Beach Backpackers Lodge features a range of private and shared bedroom options, including women-only and mixed-gender dorms. The accommodation also offers everything you need to relish your surroundings, from free kayaks and boogie boards to spades for digging up sand of the famous Hot Water Beach.
Surf n Stay is going to be a treat for travellers wanting to focus on water activities. The backpacker hostel organises surfing lessons, school holiday programmes, as well as providing various water equipment hire options for its guests. The accommodation itself is just a short walk from Whangamata’s town centre and beach. There are three different shared dorm options for 4-6 people available, as well as ‘Soul Rider’ single rooms for those who need a bit of privacy.
The Tui Lodge is a hostel with a country-style feel located just a short walking distance from the Coromandel Town centre. Amid trees and beautiful gardens you’ll find lots of shared outdoor facilities (including hammocks, a spa, and BBQ area) as well as a wide range of accommodation options to suit all needs and budgets. Choose from a queen ensuite, double and twin rooms, shared four bed- and eight bed-dorms, or pitch a tent in the camping area.
The laid-back Turtle Cove Accommodation enjoys a quiet suburban setting, just a two-minute walk from the Whitianga town centre. Besides offering a wide range of room options, from double beds to six-sleeper dormitories, the hostel also provides activity booking and bike hire for those who are yet to fine-tune their Coromandel Peninsula itinerary. Guests also get to enjoy an array of freebies, including breakfast, WiFi, tea and coffee, board games, parking and lockers to secure your valuables.
Tide Water is a holiday park, motel and hostel situated right at the heart of Coromandel Town. It is quite a good base for those wanting to try a bit of fishing. Not only are there boat parking and fish filleting facilities on-site, but hosts will also share their stories and favourite fishing spots with anyone who shares their passion for casting a line. Budget-friendly accommodation offerings include six-bed dorms, plus twin and double rooms that sleep a minimum of two people.