Koanui Lodge & Backpackers
Set in low-rise building dating from the 1900s and a modern annexe, this laid-back hostel is an 11-minute walk from Blenheim railway station and 5 km from the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre museum.
The casual dorms sleep up to 6 and offer shared bathrooms. Private rooms are available; some add TVs and en suite facilities.
Amenities include laundry facilities, 2 communal kitchens and 2 lounges with TVs. There's also a patio with a pool table and a BBQ.