Kaitaia – Mainstreet Lodge


Kaitaia Mainstreet Lodge BBH Hostel Review

$26.00 per night – single/private room
BBH – Yes
Wifi – Yes (500 MB free)
Visa/Credit Machine – Yes
December 12 – 14, 2015 (2 nights)
BBH Official Link
Mainstreet Lodge Site

When I arrived there were two girls at the front desk and they guessed who I was right away. They quickly checked me in and then gave me a walk through of the hostel, introducing me to anyone who we passed during our tour. At the end, the lady gave me a very nice explanation amount the Māori culture and about the cape. This information came in handy a few days later when I impressed a few young guys about my knowledge. Lol.

My first impression is was a good one. Nice people and a cool looking place. The hallway down the center is open and has a few trees and chairs for relaxing. Then there are picnic tables and a BBQ under a sheltered roof. After this area, there is a common room, with a large kitchen, and also a closed off room with leather sofas and big screen.


My room was rather large, with nice shelving for my laptop, clothes, etc. I like that it is not a normal door, but a patio door. Nice and wide with lots of sunlight!

The showers are separate from the washrooms and are all private. Very clean! The ladies cleaned them every single day. I am picky and loved this.

One thing to mention is the washer/dryer are only $2 each. I have never seen them this cheap anywhere and they provided laundry soap.

The hostel is located about a 10 minute walk to Pak N Save, and liquor store is even closer. I liked the location. I had no problems hitchhiking as it is on the main drag.

I also liked this hostel because it was no overly busy, but had travellers from all over. I met a few rad people here and am going back for a second stay for a week during xmas.

Clean, modern, private, inviting, friendly, wifi, good location, great price!

The only con I can think of is the 500MB limit on internet, but I didn’t ask if this can be increased for longer stays.

9 / 10

Final thoughts:
I would and am going back to this BBH Hostel. I enjoyed the location and all of the people.

To find out more on how I got here, check out my other posting.
Kaitaia Blog

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