6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore
6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore

6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore

© Hokonui Bed & Breakfast

Cheap Accommodation in Gore

A small town in Southland that most travellers haven’t even heard of, Gore is a true hidden gem for the budget traveller. Not only does it have an array of gorgeous gardens, bushwalks, mountain bike trails and all sorts of cool and quirky museums that are free or at least very affordable, but it has some budget accommodation to help keep the costs super low. While there might be no backpacker hostels or even cheap motels (they are priced a bit higher than elsewhere in New Zealand), Gore treats budget travellers to some affordable B&B and homestay experiences. Those travelling in a campervan or with a tent are also treated to the affordable campgrounds of the area, which are an attraction in themselves. Check them out in this list of the best budget accommodation in Gore!

For more budget advice, see The Guide to Gore on a Budget and the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Gore.

1. Hokonui Bed & Breakfast

Starting off with one of the affordable B&Bs in Gore, Hokonui Bed & Breakfast offers affordable lodging for couples to families. The modern accommodation is set on 12 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Gore. A Kiwi full-cooked or continental breakfast is included in the rate of your room, which could be a double, twin or family room. Two of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms while another has a separate private bathroom. Guests have access to a large open-plan lounge and kitchen, as well as extensive lawns and a barbecue area. See more accommodation like this in the 9 Best Family Accommodation in Gore.

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6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore© Hokonui Bed & Breakfast

2. The Reservation B&B

Another contemporary B&B stay in Gore, The Reservation B&B offers affordable double rooms with shared bathroom facilities among its more luxurious options. Set among three acres of gardens with farm animals, the B&B offers a peaceful stay on the rural outskirts of Gore with extensive countryside views. Enjoy a tipple from the house bar pouring a range of beer, wine and local Hokonui Moonshine, which can be enjoyed on the attractive deck with a barbecue and pizza oven or in the warmth of the B&B’s lounge. Breakfast is included in the rate.

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6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore© The Reservation B&B

3. Melody

For something more central in Gore, check out the lodge/hotel accommodation of Melody. Offering king rooms on the verge of being affordable, Melody is worth considering for couples and solo travellers. There are just four guest rooms available at this boutique accommodation, each well-appointed with a fully-tiled ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, hot drink-making facilities, microwave, free WiFi, and a TV. See more like this in the 10 Romantic Accommodation in Gore for Couples.

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6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore© Melody

4. Pukeko Nest Homestay (201 Waimumu)

One of the cheapest accommodation offerings in Gore (apart from the campgrounds), Pukeko Nest Homestay, also known as 201 Waimumu, is a rural retreat just 5km (3 miles) from Gore. There are two rooms available, a twin room and a queen double room each with a private bathroom or ensuite. Rooms are quite compact but homely and well cared for. A continental breakfast is included in the price, which is enjoyed in the shared lounge which also has a Smart TV.

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6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore© Pukeko Nest Homestay

5. Kaiwera Warm Cozy Cottage

Prefer to have your own space? Gore has a number of holiday homes in the area, including the more affordable Kaiwera Warm Cozy Cottage! This one-bedroom holiday home has all you need, including a kitchen, bathroom and a bedroom with a double bed and a sofabed in the lounge. Enjoy the surrounds of rolling green hills with cows in the paddocks nearby for a true rural experience. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Gore.

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6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore© Kaiwera Warm Cozy Cottage

6. Dolamore Park Campground

Finally, if you’re travelling in a campervan or have a tent, why not camp at Dolamore Park? Located beside the Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, this park has powered sites and small facilities block with a kitchen and shower. Here, you’re not only enabled to sleep under the stars but have access to some of Gore’s best bushwalks in the Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve – just check out 6 Best Walks in Gore for more details. Enjoy the walking trails, let the kids loose at the huge playground and go scouting for glowworms after dark! Those in a motorhome/campervan can also find affordable powered sites at the Gore A&P Showgrounds and the Gore Town & Country Club.

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6 Best Budget Accommodation in Gore© NZPocketGuide.com


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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