Where to Find Cheap Accommodations in Whitianga, Hahei, Thames, Whangamata and the Coromandel
Yes, even poor suckers like us deserve a beach getaway to the Coromandel! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do with the variety of budget accommodations in the Coromandel. Stay in holiday parks with affordable cabins, homely backpacker hostels and B&Bs. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find something to fit with this list of cheap accommodations in the Coromandel.
1. Anchor Lodge (Coromandel Town)
Stay just a short stroll from Coromandel Town centre in one of the 25 suites and apartments of the Anchor Lodge. Best suited to couples, groups and families, the rooms at Anchor Lodge offer self-contained living with at least a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. The “Studio Units” provide a comfortable stay for couples in a unit with modern fixings, while family units provide ample space for groups and families. There’s the option to upgrade to more luxurious spa units, while other on-site facilities include a heated outdoor pool, communal spa pool, barbecue hut, DVD library, free mountain bike hire and more.
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2. Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (Hahei)
An attractive holiday park just a short stroll from Hot Water Beach and a short drive to Hahei and Whitianga, the Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park offers some fantastic options for budget travellers. Aside from campsites and powered sites, the holiday park has a hostel for backpackers, cheap private cabins for couples and families, as well as options to upgrade to self-contained motel-style units. They have modern amenities blocks with communal kitchens, shower rooms (on five-minute timers), and surfboard, bodyboard, go-kart, bike and spade hire. Thanks to the holiday park’s cute glamping tents, we also list this one in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in the Coromandel.
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- Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park on Booking.com
- Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park on HostelWorld
- Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park on Trip.com
- Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park on Expedia
3. Harbourside Holiday Park (Whitianga)
Offering budget accommodation in Whitianga, the Harbourside Holiday Park provides well-maintained budget cabins, as well as refurbished self-contained studios and larger tourist flats. The holiday park is a popular option with families thanks to its outdoor swimming pool, covered dining area with push-button barbecues, a TV room, and all the essential holiday park amenities. Check out more family-friendly stays in our 11 Best Family Accommodations in The Coromandel.
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- Harbourside Holiday Park on Booking.com
- Harbourside Holiday Park on Trip.com
- Harbourside Holiday Park on Expedia
4. Hahei Holiday Resort (Hahei)
Enjoy absolute beachfront for an affordable price at the Hahei Holiday Resort. The coastal cabins and camping sites are the best budget options, while there is room to upgrade to more luxurious sea view villas. The holiday park is in a great position to visit Hot Water Beach, Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove – the Coromandel must-dos! While many of the cabins and villas have their own self-contained amenities, other facilities include a communal kitchen, a general store and cafe, laundry, TV room, children’s playground and more. For more resort-style stays, check out the 15 BEST Hotels & Resorts in the Coromandel.
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- Hahei Holiday Resort on Booking.com
- Hahei Holiday Resort on Trip.com
- Hahei Holiday Resort on Expedia
5. Surf N Stay (Whangamata)
Surf N Stay is not only a backpacker hostel in Whangamata, but they also run a surf school. Your stay in Whangamata has entertainment sorted with the on-site kayak and surfboard hire. The beach-themed hostel has loads of places to relax inside and out, between stays in the private single rooms, dorm rooms and studio units. Check out more like this in the 6 Best Backpacker Hostels in the Coromandel.
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6. Lady Bowen Bed & Breakfast (Thames)
Enjoy a homely stay in Thames at the Lady Bowen Bed & Breakfast. Set in a historic villa, this B&B accommodation offers affordable rooms for solo travellers, couples, friends travelling together and even families. The boutique accommodation has only eight rooms available, sharing three bathrooms throughout the house. There’s also a large dining area, lounge, balcony, deck and garden to relax in. Guests are free to make use of the tea/coffee-making facilities, while breakfast is included. Note there are no other self-catering facilities. For more boutique stays like this, check out the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Coromandel.
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7. Anglers Lodge (Coromandel Town)
Stay, relax and even go fishing with the team from Anglers Lodge in Coromandel Town. While camping is available on the grounds, the cabins either with or without kitchenette facilities provide an affordable place to stay. There is a facilities block on-site, as well as an outdoor pool, a spa pool nestled in gardens, a coffee corner, a barbecue area and an outdoor relaxing area with cosy furniture. Check out more motel-style stays in the 10 BEST Motels in the Coromandel.
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8. Colville Farm Holidays (Colville, Northern Coromandel)
Looking for something a little different? Colville Farm Holidays, also known as White Star Station, is set on 1,260 hectares (3,100 acres) of sheep and cattle farm in the less-visited northern Coromandel. There are campsites and powered sites available, as well as a caravan to stay in and a couple of basic yet affordable bush lodges which make you feel like you’re truly in the wilderness. During your stay, embark on a horse trekking tour, go for a bushwalk and swim in the river.
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9. Tui Lodge (Coromandel Town)
It’s all about the garden at Tui Lodge in Coromandel Town, as you’ll never want to leave this outdoor haven with a gazebo and surrounded by native trees. Facilities at this backpacker accommodation include a sauna, barbecue and trampoline. Of course, there are all the essential communal facilities on the inside to complement the dorm rooms and private rooms. Campers are welcome too. Check out more accommodations with kitchen facilities in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Coromandel.
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10. Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park (Coromandel Town)
That’s right, there are more holiday parks in the Coromandel, this one in Coromandel Town. The Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park provides a wide range of accommodation for campers, couples, families and groups. Choose from cabins with shared facilities for the cheapest option or upgrade to a self-contained motel unit. During your stay, go wild on the go-karts, let the kids loose in the playground, hire bikes, play basketball, have a swim in the pool and more.
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- Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park on Booking.com
- Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park on Trip.com
- Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park on Expedia
More Budget Accommodations in the Coromandel
That’s it for our guide to the best cheap and budget accommodations in the Coromandel, including in Whitianga, Thames, Hahei, Coromandel Town and Whangamata. For more budget options, as well as things to do, check these out:
- 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromandel
- 6 Best Backpacker Hostels in the Coromandel
- 16 Awesome Hikes in The Coromandel
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Guide to the Coromandel on a Budget.