Where to stay in Matamata on a budget?
No, you can’t stay in a Hobbit Hole. We tried. What you can do, however, is stay in one of the backpacker hostels in Matamata so you can afford that Hobbiton ticket and do all these 11 Things to Do in Matamata (That Doesn’t Involve Hobbits). With that in mind, we have selected what we consider the best backpacker hostels in Matamata.But wait a minute NZPocketGuide.com, isn’t there only one hostel in Matamata. Well, this is true, but we know many of you are looking for affordable accommodation in the Matamata area so we’ve included some alternative budget accommodation options in Matamata and the surrounding area.
1. Matamata Backpackers
We told you there was a backpacker hostel in Matamata and it’s right here! Choose from dorms, female-only dorms and private rooms in this affordable and modern-style hostel. The Matamata Backpackers also has all the essential facilities such as an indoor and outdoor lounge, kitchen and laundry.
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2. Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park
Another affordable accommodation just a stone’s throw away from Matamata is the Opal Hot Spring & Holiday Park. Prices are affordable for two people staying in cabins or making use of powered or tent sites if travelling by campervan. On-site is an outdoor heated swimming pool and two mineral hot pools.
3. Da Barn
Backpackers travelling in a self-contained vehicle can make use of the camping provided at Da Barn, located on the same road as the Hobbiton Movie Set (Buckland Road). Call ahead at (07) 888 1950. Located at 686c Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata.
4. Horse & Jockey Inn
The appeal of the Horse & Jockey Inn for backpackers are their affordable single, twin and double rooms. Stay in an old English pub-style accommodation with free WiFi provided. However, kitchen facilities are limited with only a fridge and microwave but you can always make use of the pub restaurant.
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5. Cambridge Top 10 Holiday Park
If nothing suits in Matamata then consider staying in Cambridge just 30 minutes drive away. Cambridge Top 10 Holiday Park offers affordable cabins for couples, a couple of friends or those travelling in groups, as well as powered sites and tent sites. There are all the essential communal facilities, as well as 250mb of WiFi per day.
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