Far off the beaten track and on a private beach, Shambhala is a dream hostelÂ – a real slice of paradise where backpackers from all over the world come to relax and unwind. It is no surprise that with such a setting, the eco-backpackers has become a ârelaxation retreatâ perfect for meditation and yoga lovers.
2. Gazebo Backpackers, the NAKED BACKPACKERS
To our knowledge, Gazebo Backpackers is New Zealandâs only naturist hostel. You can choose to be dressed or to go nude. Gazebo provides a welcoming environment from all. Plus with free walking tours, free bikes, free Wifi and located just a few minutes off the beach, it is simplyÂ paradise.
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3. Kiwiana Backpackers
Technically the closest hostel to the Abel Tasman National Park in the whole Golden Bay area, Kiwiana Backpackers is a quirky little place that thrives in summer. Gather around the BBQ or play table tennis. Itâs like summer camp all over again.
4. Annies Nirvana Lodge
Annies Nirvana Lodge is worth a visit for its garden alone. With great wooden art and a lot of space for such a central hostel, youâll love every second of your stay. This puts guests in a great mood and the atmosphere where everybody talks to everybody and ends up travelling together for an afternoon or more. Plus, BBH members get a discount.
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5. Barefoot Backpackers
Come for the âGolden Bayâ, stay for the muesli! Barefoot Backpackers offers everything that travellers need in Golden Bay and more. With free pool, free Wifi and absolutely divine free homemade muesli every morning.
6. The Innlet
Just a 30-minute drive from Takaka is the charming backpacker hostel, The Innlet! There are a variety of accommodation types in this Collingwood accommodation, from a private apartment to a cottage to a farmhouse hostel. The hostel is small so it will never feel overcrowded, which is just the vibe you’ll want when relaxing in this accommodation surrounded by lush native forest.
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