Cheap Accommodation in Takaka and Golden Bay
Authentic, welcoming and down-to-earth: this is what most of Takaka and Golden Bay’s budget accommodations are all about. You don’t need to worry about staying in overpriced rooms in this bohemian town of good vibes. Hosts are eager to share their piece of paradise with you, whether it’s their gorgeous back gardens where a pizza oven is almost a standard or the greater Golden Bay area. So whether you’re looking for an ultra-cheap dorm room, a place to camp or ultimate privacy in a self-contained apartment, we have found the cheapest stays around in this list of budget accommodation in Takaka and Golden Bay.
1. Waitapu Springs B&B
An affordable B&B with breakfast and spa facilities included? Yes please! Waitapu Springs B&B offers a place to unwind without worrying about your budget thanks to their reasonably priced double and single rooms, as well as a cosy sleepout. Some rooms have shared bathroom facilities while others have ensuite bathrooms, but the main event is breakfast. Be treated each morning to a generous breakfast of homemade bread, eggs, fruit cereal, homemade marmalade, a selection of cheese and ham and much more. Guests also have complimentary use of the spa facilities, such as a Scandinavian wood-fire sauna, cedar hot tubs, an indoor pool and more.
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2. Pukeko Retreat
Providing double and twin rooms in a spacious family home, Pukeko Retreat is an affordable B&B just outside of Takaka. Guest rooms are large and have shared bathroom facilities, as well as access to a large dining room, a full kitchen and lounge. Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities or make use of the barbecue in the gorgeous gardens. Continental breakfast and free WiFi is also included in your stay.
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3. Annies Nirvana Lodge, Golden Bay YHA
Annies Nirvana Lodge is worth a stay for its garden alone. With inspiring wooden art and a lot of space for such a central and homely hostel, you’re bound to love every second. Highlights of the backpacker hostel are its friendly atmosphere, bicycle hire, a communal kitchen where lots of chatter happens and its garden. Choose to stay in one of the shared dormitories or opt for privacy in the double or twin rooms with shared bathrooms. See more like this in the 6 Best Backpackers Hostels in Golden Bay.
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4. Golden Bay Holiday Park
On the road between Takaka and Collingwood, where you’ll find attractions like Farewell Spit and Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay Holiday Park offers cheap basic cabins and camping sites moments away from the beach. While guests can make use of the communal kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities, those seeking more privacy can upgrade to a self-contained unit or go a step further by staying in a modern apartment with a private deck overlooking the beach.
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5. Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
Another excellent and affordable holiday park in Golden Bay, this one located between Takaka and the Abel Tasman National Park, Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is located right on Pohara Beach. Stay in self-contained motel units with all the essential amenities at your fingertips or one of the units/cabins or camping sites with access to the holiday park’s communal facilities. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Takaka.
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6. The Sandcastle
Enjoy fully self-contained accommodation amidst tranquil gardens at The Sandcastle. Offering a selection of freestanding cottages, this budget accommodation has something affordable for couples up to groups of six. The main chalets have a full kitchen and private bathroom facilities, while the Mongolian yurt has shared bathrooms but a unique feel. Enjoy exploring the gorgeous flower gardens with sculptures, make use of the barbecue and pizza oven, play table tennis, use the yoga hall and more. Find this accommodation nestled on the hillside between Takaka and Abel Tasman.
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7. The Innlet
Get off the beaten track and stay in this cheap accommodation in Golden Bay! Just a 30-minute drive from Takaka, The Innlet is a charming guesthouse, cottage and backpacker accommodation near Collingwood. Opt for a private apartment or a cottage, most with cooking facilities and a private bathroom (or bush bath) or stay in the main guesthouse which has a double, twin, family and dorm rooms. What’s more, you can book a camping site here to enjoy the lush native forest surroundings.
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8. Gazebo Backpackers
Just a few minutes walk from Takaka town centre, Gazebo Backpackers is not only a convenient stay but a cheap one. The small backpacker hostel offers just two private queen/king rooms, one dorm room and garden tent sites, so it never feels too crowded when making up meals in the modern kitchen or relaxing in the attractive garden. Plus, with free bikes, free Wifi, free herbs and produce from the garden and guided tours of Te Waikoropupu Springs and The Grove, you’ll find great value here!
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9. Adventure B&B
Enjoy an affordable homestay-style B&B experience at Adventure B&B! Your friendly hosts are keen to share their local tips with you, but you’ll mostly experience a laidback atmosphere in this home where you’ll be the sole guests staying in a spacious king room with a private bathroom. There is also the option to add more guests onto the booking to sleep up to five people across two bedrooms. You have a small lounge and TV room to yourself, while you’re also invited to make yourself at home in the large kitchen, shared lounge and outside deck where you’ll be served breakfast each morning. Find the B&B in a quiet setting just 3km (1 mile) from Takaka.
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10. Apartments on Abel
Last but certainly not least, enjoy all the creature comforts at one of the most affordable motel-style accommodations in Golden Bay. Apartments on Abel is located in Pohara and offers a range of apartments and self-contained units. You’ll find studios on the ground floor in a twin and double set-up with a kitchenette for light cooking, an ensuite and sliding doors opening up onto the garden. You’ll also find larger one- and two-bedroom apartments on the floor above with a full kitchen, lounge and access to a shared balcony.