Accommodation

From hostels to flats; from camping to WWOOFing, we cover all the essentials of your backpacker accommodation for a smooth working holiday experience in New Zealand.

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10 Damn Good Alternatives to Hostels

Cheap Accommodation alternatives to Staying in a hostel. You’ve heard a thousand […]

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Public Transport in Gisborne

Getting around gisborne. As a relatively small city in New Zealand, getting […]

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Accommodation Guide to Gisborne

Where to find cheap accommodation in Gisborne. Welcome to Gisborne, the laidback […]

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10 Great Hostels on the South Island

What are the “Must Stay” Hostels on the South Island? Travelling on […]

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Accommodation Guide to the Wellington Region

Find Cheap accommodation in Wellington. The Wellington region is more than just […]

Where to Camp in Rotorua

Camping in rotorua. With so many geothermal parks, Maori cultural experiences and […]

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5 Free Camping Spots in Auckland

Freedom camping in Auckland. Nothing sounds sweeter to a backpacker’s ears than […]

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Where to Buy Camping and Hiking Gear in New Zealand?

Get geared up for New Zealand’s great outdoors! It’s no secret that […]

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5 Best Backpackers Hostels in Golden Bay

Budget accommodation in Takaka. With long stretches of stunning beaches, sand spits, luxuriant […]

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10 Great Hostels in the North Island

What are the “Must Stays” on the North Island? Hostels are a […]

Public Transport in Palmerston North

How to get around Palmerston North Getting around Palmerston North is cheap […]

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5 Free Camping Spots in Taupo

Freedom camping in taupo. When there’s so many adventure activities to pay […]

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Where to Camp in Taupo

Camping in Taupo. With skydives, hot pools, boating, kayaking, bungy jumping, mountain […]

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Accommodation Guide to Rotorua

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Rotorua. Stay in one of New […]

5 Free Camping Spots in Rotorua

Freedom camping in Rotoura. Nothing sounds sweeter to a backpacker’s ears than […]

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What is a Working Hostel in New Zealand

How hostels can help you find a job in New Zealand. In […]

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Top 10 Cheapest Cities in New Zealand to Live In

The Cheapest cities in New Zealand for the cost of life New […]

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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Blenheim

Budget accommodation in Blenheim. If staying long-term in a hostel was ever […]

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10 Tips to be a Great Long-Term Roommate in a Hostel Dorm

How to survive as a long-termer in a hostel. Staying in a […]

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What it’s Like to be a Long-Termer in a Hostel

How to live in a hostel for a few weeks. When fleeting […]

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Staying in a Private Room: Hostel, Motel or Hotel?

Where to stay in a private room when you’re a backpacker? Being […]

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How to Rent an Apartment in New Zealand

Finding a flat, house or apartment to rent in New Zealand. Part […]

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10 Easy Meals to Cook in a Hostel in 10 Minutes

Healthy(ish) and yummy hostel food in no time at all! Hostels kitchens […]

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7 Ways To Cook Eggs In A Hostel

Spice up the ultimate backpacker food. In the category of cheap, yummy […]

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8 Safety Tips for Couchsurfing in New Zealand

Stay safe when couchsurfing. Couchsurfing is a popular accommodation option when travelling […]

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10 Reasons Why Working for Accommodation is the Best Way to Stay With Locals in NZ

Stay with a local in New Zealand through a work exchange! New […]

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BBH, YHA, BASE or NOMADS: What is the Best Hostel Network?

hostels networks in New Zealand comparison. With 500+ hostels all around the […]

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Where to Camp in Christchurch

Camping in Christchurch. As the major hub of the South Island packed […]

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Where to Camp in Wellington

Camping in Wellington. Save money on accommodation for the stuff that really […]

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Where to Camp in Queenstown

camping in Queenstown. With bungy jumps, ski fields, skydives, jet boats, white […]

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15 Free Camping Spots in Wellington

Freedom camping in Wellington. You don’t have to dig too deep into […]

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Where to Camp in Auckland

Camping in Auckland. We don’t blame you. Camping is an affordable way […]

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Public Transport in Queenstown

How to get around in Queenstown. Getting around Queenstown is super easy […]

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6 Free Camping Spots in Queenstown

Freedom camping in Queenstown. We’ll be honest, Queenstown is a bit of […]

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Public Transport in Dunedin

How to get around Dunedin. Getting around Dunedin is super easy thanks […]

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Accommodation Guide to Wellington City Central

Find cheap accommodation in Wellington City Central. New Zealand’s capital city is […]

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Accommodation Guide to Whangarei

Where to find cheap Accommodation in Whangarei. After a day of diving, […]

Accommodation Guide to Blenheim

Where to find cheap accommodation in Blenheim. Scattered with beautiful gardens and […]

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Accommodation Guide to New Plymouth

Where to find cheap accommodation in New Plymouth. The city of art, […]

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Accommodation Guide to Hamilton

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Hamilton. The hub of the Waikato […]

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Accommodation Guide to Hastings

Where to find cheap accommodation in Hastings. With it’s Spanish Mission architecture, […]

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7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Greymouth

Budget accommodation in Greymouth and surrounds. Well, this is awkward. There are […]

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Accommodation Guide to Napier

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Napier. That art deco city that […]

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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whangarei

Budget accommodation in Whangarei. So you’re heading northwards and you need a […]

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5 Meals Under $5 to Cook in a Hostel

Cook great meals on the cheap in a hostel kitchen. Cooking in […]

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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill

Budget accommodation in Invercargill and Stewart Island. Well, this is awkward. Because […]

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth

Budget Accommodation in New Plymouth and Taranaki. Stay awhile in the art-filled […]

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What are Pod Hostels (and Why You Have to Try Them in New Zealand)?

The New Zealand version of Capsule hostels. Hostels have just got a […]

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6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Napier and Hastings

Budget accommodation in Napier and Hastings. With plenty of sun, biking and […]

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7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

Budget accommodation in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. Tauranga and Mt Maunganui have […]

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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka

Budget accommodation in Wanaka. Whether it’s the peace of the lakeside and […]

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6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Westport

Budget Accommodation in Westport, Charleston, Karamea and Hector. Well, this is awkward. […]

20 Awesome Airbnb Rooms in New Zealand for Under $30

Stay with a local in Airbnb rooms in New Zealand! You want […]

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What is the Difference Between a Campsite and a Holiday Park?

Campsites and holiday parks: What’s the difference? It’s an innocent question. We’re […]

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What are the Best Websites to Book Hostels in New Zealand?

Is it better to use a booking engine or to book directly […]

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Accommodation Guide to Nelson

Where to find cheap accommodation in Nelson. The sunniest city in New […]

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Accommodation Guide to Taupo

Where to find Cheap accommodation in Taupo. Situated on the shores of […]

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Couchsurfing in New Zealand

Crash on a couch for free in New Zealand It’s the ultimate […]

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Accommodation Guide to Tauranga

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Tauranga. Find a place to stay […]

Accommodation Guide to Christchurch City Centre

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Christchurch CITY CENTRAL. Christchurch is a […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb in New Zealand

How to use Airbnb in New Zealand … So you want to […]

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5 Ways to Stay with Locals in New Zealand

Experience New Zealand the local way! Friendly, famously welcoming, and a great […]

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10 Tips to Make the Most of Airbnb in New Zealand

Find accommodation with Airbnb in New Zealand. Airbnb has redefined the “stay […]

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Accommodation Guide to Christchurch Region

Where to Find cheap accommodation in Christchurch. From the incredible views from […]

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Accommodation Guide to Invercargill

Where to find cheap accommodation in Invercargill. With one of New Zealand’s […]

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The 10 Biggest Cities in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Biggest cities. As well as having some of the most […]

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Accommodation Guide to Queenstown

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Queenstown. The adventure capital, the ski season […]

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Accommodation Guide to Auckland Region

Where to find cheap Accommodation in Auckland. From bush to beach, there […]

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Accommodation Guide to Auckland City Centre

Where to Find cheap Accommodation in Auckland. Welcome to Auckland! New Zealand’s […]

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Accommodation Guide to Dunedin Region

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN DUNEDIN. Dunedin is one of the […]

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Accommodation Guide to Dunedin City Centre

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Dunedin city central. Welcome to Dunedin! […]

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Accommodation Guide to Palmerston North

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION in Palmerston North. Museums, street art, weekly […]

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Public Transport in Wellington

How to get around Wellington. Getting around Wellington’s capital city and surrounding […]

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Public Transport in Christchurch

How to get around Christchurch. The cheap and easy way to get […]

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Public Transport in Auckland

How to get around AUckland. Auckland is a transport hub in New […]

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7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Picton

Where to stay in Picton! With the Marlborough Sounds on your doorstep, […]

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Accommodation Guide to Holiday Parks in New Zealand

What are the accommodation and facilities like in holiday parks? Some of […]

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5 Potluck Dinner Recipes for Backpackers

Winner, winner, potluck dinner! The potluck dinner is becoming increasingly popular in […]

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5 Easy Pasta Recipes for Backpackers

Pasta recipes easy to cook when you’re travelling! Ah, pasta. How you […]

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Camping in The Catlins

Where can you camp in the Catlins? The lush forests scattered with […]

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12 Tips to Get Along With Your Flatmates

A happy house is a happy home. Ah, the flatshare experience. How […]

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6 Resources to Find a Room to Rent in New Zealand

How to find a room to rent in New Zealand. It’s all […]

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Long-term Accommodation Options When Doing a Gap Year New Zealand

How to find cheap accommodation from weeks to months. Travelling to New […]

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The Card Game Every Backpacker Should Play in Their Hostel

Yaniv! We think we’ve found it: the ultimate icebreaker card game for when you […]

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Safety Tips Before Moving into a Flat or House in New Zealand

What to be aware of when searching for a room to rent. […]

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Wellington Cab Fares: Taxi Prices in Wellington

How much is a taxi in Wellington? You need to get somewhere […]

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10 Free Campsites on the South Island

South Island splendour in free accommodation! Fall asleep under the darkest skies […]

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The Paperwork Process of Renting or Flatting in New Zealand

The necessities of renting! So, you’ve found a sweet little flat to […]

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10 Free Campsites on the North Island

Sleep in the great outdoors… for free! The most rugged and raw […]

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Auckland Cab Fare: Taxi Prices in Auckland

How much is a taxi in Auckland? For whatever reason, you want […]

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11 Golden Rules of Camping in New Zealand

Be kind when you camp. Going camping in New Zealand? Lucky you! There’s […]

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Christchurch Cab Fare: Taxi Prices in Christchurch

How much is a taxi in Christchurch? Sometimes public transport just won’t […]

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What Are Your Rights as a Tenant or Flatmate in New Zealand

Know your rights as a renter in NEw Zealand! There comes a […]

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19 Backpackers That You Will Meet in Every Hostel

Crazy characters to observe in your backpacker hostel. The backpacker hostel is […]

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What a Qualmark Rating Means

New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality. On accommodation, transport, activities and […]

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6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Dunedin

Budget accommodation in architectural Dunedin. With gothic architectural marvels around every corner, […]

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8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Christchurch

Where to rest your head in Christchurch… … But these backpacker hostels […]

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Self-Contained Campervans in New Zealand

Renting a self-contained campervan. Camp wherever the hell you want in a […]

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Camping in New Zealand

The best way to experience the wilderness! Camping is the best way […]

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11 Best Backpacker Hostels in Auckland

Budget accommodation in Auckland. Where to stay in New Zealand’s largest city? […]

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8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Paihia

Where to stay in the Bay of islands. Paihia is a top […]

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Find a Flat in New Zealand

How to find a house share. Flatting in New Zealand is like […]

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Nelson

Get cheap accommodation in Nelson. Wow! So many hostels to choose from […]

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10 Meals Easy to Cook in a Hostel

Don’t be that guy who lives off noodles and toast… Cooking in […]

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Why Stay in a Hostel?

Because it’s better than on the streets! Everyone’s got to sleep, right? […]

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8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Taupo

Affordable accommodation in Taupo. In the adventure capital of the North Island, […]

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10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Rotorua

Cheap accommodation in Rotorua. After a hard day’s wandering in the geothermal […]

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12 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wellington

where to stay in the capital city of New Zealand? The ferry […]

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13 Most Unique Backpacker Hostels in New Zealand

The weirdest places you’ll ever stay. Staying in a hostel in New […]

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11 Unique Accommodations in the North Island

The weirdest places to stay in New Zealand. Stay in weirdest and […]

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10 Unique Accommodations in the South Island

Want to sleep in a shoe? A boot, a hobbit hole, a […]

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How to Live in a Hostel

Etiquette for staying in a hostel. As a top backpacker destination, New […]

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10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown

Where does one stay in the “Adventure capital of the World”? Most […]

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