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You'll find great, well-priced backpacker accomodation options in Whakatāne.


Surrounded by lush farmlands and forestry, Kohutapu Lodge overlooks the pristine Lake Aniwhenua - teeming with rainbow and brown trout. An idyllic spot to base yourself for exploring the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty. 

Clean and friendly hostel close to supermarket and shops. Off-street parking, garden, BBQ and tent sites. Free bus pickup and dropoff.

This historic hotel is located in the CBD across the road from the Information Centre. Backpackers and hotel-style accommodation available, featuring a fully equipped laundry, self-catering kitchen and guest lounge. Come on down to Whakatāne's local for great company, atmosphere and fantastic food! 

Whakatāne’s newest modern backpackers. Short walk to supermarket, shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Large lounge/dining and kitchen areas and BBQs in courtyard. Facilities include wheelchair-accessible, self-contained units. Twin, double and dorm rooms. 

We offer self-contained motel accommodation along with shuttle services for mountain bikers and trampers, horse treks, guided hunting and fishing. Meals available by arrangement.