Pukenui Lodge Motel
Set in a low-rise building and a 1925 converted post office overlooking Houhora Harbour, this casual motel and hostel is 11 km from Rarawa Beach.
The hostel offers utilitarian private rooms and dorms sleeping up to 4. Linens are included, and bathrooms are shared. The motel features studios with en suite facilities, kitchenettes and TVs; suites add separate lounges. Some quarters feature harbour views, and all have Wi-Fi (fee). There’s no air-conditioning.
Amenities include an outdoor pool, a garden and a BBQ area, plus a trampoline, sandboard hire and a fish-cleaning station. The hostel has a communal kitchen and a TV lounge. Parking is free.