Where to Stay on a Budget in the Coromandel
One of the top beach paradise destinations in New Zealand has to be the Coromandel Peninsula! However, you don’t have to loaded to enjoy it. There are plenty of backpacker hostels in the Coromandel spread among the towns so make the most of them and save some cents on accommodation.
Hostels can be found in the towns of Thames, Coromandel Town, Hahei, Whitianga and Whangamata. We’ve also added a holiday park to this list as an alternative option for backpackers. Find a more extensive list of holiday parks, as well as things to do, in our Coromandel – Guide for Backpackers.
1. On the Beach Backpackers Lodge
Stay on the beachfront of Whitianga in the On the Beach Backpackers. This cool and colourful hostel gives you lots of opportunities to feel the sea breeze with a spacious barbecue and outdoor areas. The hostel has all the essential facilities for backpackers, as well as free kayaks, bodyboards and spades for digging at Hot Water Beach.
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2. Tui Lodge
It’s all about the garden at Tui Lodge, as you’ll never want to leave this outdoor haven with a gazebo and surrounded by native trees. Facilities include a sauna, barbecue and trampoline. Of course, there are all the essential backpacker facilities on the inside too with dorm rooms and private rooms. Plus, campers are welcome. This hostel is situated in Coromandel Town.
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3. Surf N Stay
Surf N Stay is not only a backpacker accommodation in Whangamata, but they also run a surf school. Your stay in Whangamata will be sorted, as they do kayak and surfboard hire. Of course, their hostel has a beachy theme with loads of awesome places to hang out inside and out. Accommodation includes dorms, double and single rooms.
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4. Tatahi Backpackers
Stay in Hahei, the closest town to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, with Tatahi Backpackers. The lodge-style backpackers includes free use of spades for Hot Water Beach, free use of bikes, games for the beach, and a herb garden, on top of all the other facilities expected in a hostel.
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5. Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday park
As alternative backpacker accommodation in the Coromandel, try the Coromandel Top 10 Holiday Park. Stay in cabins or make use of the powered and tent sites for campers in this large holiday park in Coromandel Town. There are communal facilities also. If you’re new to holiday parks, check out Accommodation Guide to Holiday Parks in New Zealand.