After traveling through North America for four months and spending the first three weeks in New Zealand, Kahoe Farms Hostel is the best hostel experience we have had. It's in a great location and in a clean shape with a mix of modern equipment in a new building.
The hostel lies directly next to state Highway 10 as a single property within great landscape. The farm lands around the hostel are all owned by the family of the hostel staff. The only bad thing to say about the location is that there are no stores or other facilities around, but therefore you get a great view from the front yard or the patio. It is not available by bus as far as we know, but there are plenty of safe parking lots for cars, and with a bike it's accessible as well.
Rooms and Bathrooms
There is one dorm room with six beds, which is spacious and the most comfortable we've seen so far, with a very lovely atmosphere. There are no lockers, but you won't need them anyway. The bathroom (with a shower in a tub) is brand new and looks very very clean. There are heating systems in the kitchen and the dorm, which is good in spring time. There are three more private rooms available and besides that there is a sofa edge in the dorm room that helps you to relax.
There is a kitchen with a big table; a room with games, books, and stuff; a patio, and a table in the front yard. The kitchen is fully equipped with even a blender available. When we were there, there was just one other guy in a private room, who wasn't very good with English, so we cannot say much about the social factor, but it has enough communication points anyway. And we were here quite off-season. A laundry is also available, of course. The owners are the best we've met so far -- very friendly and helpful. You can order custom-made pizza or pasta from Stefano, which is very good -- like an original Italian pizza. But if you like to cook for yourself, there's everything you need and also enough space to store your food.
It is the best we've seen so far -- and we've seen a lot. You'll find very clean and tidy rooms, good facilities, lovely people, very good food, and a really nice place to enjoy your meal outside or to socialize -- inside or outside.