On The Beach Backpackers & Lodge
A warm welcome... Our friendly hostel has huge bay windows in the dorms and main kitchen, which offer stunning views over Mercury Bay. The hostel is suitable for backpackers, families or groups. We offer backpacker accommodation of multi-share rooms, double and twin rooms in self-contained units as well as two bedroom self contained family rooms.
Relax in our clean, comfortable home-like accommodation with all the necessary hostel facilities: well-equipped self catering kitchen, tv-room with common area, a fantastic BBQ area and limited free wifi. For those that don’t have a computer there is a coin operated terminal situated in the reception area.
Make use of the free kayaks and boogie boards or spades for digging at Hot Water Beach. Hire a mountain bike from us to explore the area, or ask us about the many beautiful walks to be enjoyed. Major bus services stop at the hostel gate, an easy 10-minute walk takes you to the beginning of the town centre
Places To See
Make Whitianga your base to explore the Coromandel as we are the heart of the peninsula. Nearby are the world-famous Hot Water Beach, stunning Cathedral Cove, New Chums Beach and many others.
Things To Do
There's plenty of activities around here: scenic boat tours, fishing, kayaking, diving, sightseeing, bone carving, horse riding, mountain biking, scenic flights, guided walks, argo rides and so much more.
Where to Eat?
Whitianga also offers a wide range of tantalising restaurants, cafes and takeaways to satisfy your taste buds. Greek, Indian, French, Thai, Italian or fabulous New Zealand Cuisine – Mercury Bay has it all.
The best hostel in town, right by the bay with great views and ten minutes walk from the centre. Also offered are bikes for rent, and free use of kayaks, boogie boards and courtesy transport.
The Rough Guide NZ
I loved my stay here. The hostel is unique - it's set up like a bunch of flats, so my private room was in basically an apartment with a kitchen and bathroom shared with a couple of other bedrooms. It's cool cause the facilities aren't so crowded, but also feels like you have housemates.
Cynthia J—Koh Tao, Thailand
Went there in Winter with a few of my UNI friends. Seeing a whole group, they decided to upgrade us to an entire house. Additionally I was very pleased with their assistance in local sightseeing, as well as the condition of the house, which was fabulous!