The Cell Block Backpackers
Set in a former jail, this laid-back hostel is 6 minutes’ by foot from the Hatea River, a 7-minute walk from Claphams Clock Museum and 10 minutes’ by foot from Whangarei train station.
Basic mixed-gender and female-only dorms feature free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms. Linens are provided. Private rooms add in-room sinks and en suite toilets.
Parking is complimentary, as are tea and coffee. Other amenities include a shared kitchen, and a courtyard with a BBQ area. Bike rentals are available (fee).