All the rooms in the main block were booked when we went so we stayed 4 nights in the family cottage. It's basic, but has everything you need. It did get really cold at night, but it was Autumn, so not surprising. After cooking and having the little heater in the bedroom on it was cosy in the bedroom.
The rarely used railway lines run past the back of the hostel, across which is a beautiful pebbly beach backed by mountains. Doesn't get better than that.
Marc and Osi were awesome, and if your plans get cancelled for any reasons, ask Marc and he's more than happy to offer advice on amazing things to do and places to see.
They also own the coffee caravan next door - by the way, impossible to get bad coffee in NZ - so get morning coffee and take it to the beach1
Great location, 5 mins from town centre, which is itself a street, 2 mins from Whale Watch Whaleway Station and 2 mins from the best fish and chippie, called Continental. Go there, be happy. I'm English, I know my fish and chips, and I'm considering emigrating...
Would def be happy to stay here again. It's just far enough away from the loud hostels with bars, and pissed peeps, but close to everything.
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- Sunrise Lodge is a small and friendly backpackers situated so close to the beach you can hear the waves breaking on the shore. We are also the nearest hostel in town to the Whale Watch. Our facilities are newly refurbished, well kept and clean. There are two kitchens available, several bathrooms and plenty of off-street parking. We offer heaps of FREE stuff, including: WiFi, table tennis, pool table, bikes, tea and coffee, herbs and spices, and a pick up & drop off service. ... more less
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