Welcome to your detailed guide for Whangarei hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Whangarei, New Zealand. Compare prices for Whangarei hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Whangarei, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Whangarei? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Whangarei alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Whangarei. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Whangarei. To help you make friends with Whangarei before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The city of Whangarei in itself isn't a big attraction and for a lot of people just a refueling and stocking up spot on their way to the Bay of Islands or even further up north. It kind of has a weird traffic layout with a lot of one-ways, no turns and such, so getting lost here is almost a standard procedure for drivers. The city is also the drug and crime capital of New Zealand, with gang violence and car theft being a constant occurrence. Add to that a less than attractive cityscape and you will understand why tourism isn't a big deal here. There are a few sights within the city but what most travelers come for is in its surroundings -- lovely walking tracks, unexplored cave systems, and some attractions for bird lovers. Apart from sights, this town offers guests of Whangarei hostels all the amenities one of its size usually offers -- supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, shops, hospital. There is also quite an extensive bar scene. Beware of bar fights though.
The Whangarei hostel selection is understandably minimal, due to the above mentioned reasons. There isn't really anything in the town centre. Budget options are scattered in all directions away from town with the closest and most longstanding one being the YHA, which is nestled in the hills across the river. Most people with wheels prefer one of the quieter budget stays a few kilometers from town. In contrast to the city itself, all hostels are small, well kept, affordable, and hardly give reason for complaints.
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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Whangarei. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Whangarei. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Whangarei costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Whangarei with private rooms costs on average $44.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Whangarei. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Whangarei. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Whangarei is a lot bigger than what we thought it would be. It has a cute city centre, and alot of surrounding suburban areas. It also has a small waterfront area. It is midway between Auckland and the Bay of Islands and a good place to lodge while exploring the surrounding areas.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Whangarei and New Zealand.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.