Wanderlust NZ, more than just a place to stay. Our newly renovated historic building is the preferred stop for travellers and young adventurers wanting high quality, affordable rooms, from backpacker hostel style dorms to upmarket double en-suites.


$42 - $130

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Come in and explore Tauranga's only waterfront accommodation dedicated to celebrating the desire for discovery, adventure and exploring the world. Make our destination part of your journey too. Wanderlust NZ is an iconic hostel, where the interior will take you on an adventure from ocean to land. We have 2 large kitchens and lounges with water views, a huge deck over looking the harbour, we have a range of different room options ideal for travellers, couples, groups of friends or the whole team. We are more than just a place to stay. From the furnishing we select to the cleaning products we use, from recycling and composting to composting to conscious consuming, we also do our best to protect our place in this world.

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Business Hours:
Reception is open 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm. After hours we have a night warden on site for late check-ins.

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
We are in the heart of Tauranga CBD.

Proximity to airport:
It's a 10 minute drive to Tauranga Airport and we are about 3hrs away from Auckland International Airport.

No on-site parking, free parking and paid parking available.

Disabled Access, Internet (Public Use), Laundry, Lift, Luggage Storage, Safety Deposit Box at Reception


High season Low season
(Dec - Jan) (Jan - Dec)
Adult $42 - $130 $33 - $116


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Other Charges:
Public holiday weekends we require a minimum stay of 2 nights and apply high season rates.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Children above the age of 12 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for check-in solo is 18 years. No pets allowed. Please note that for bookings of 6 or more guests, different policies and additional supplements may apply. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.

Cancellation Policy:
If your plans change, please call us to cancel or amend your booking within 24hrs of arrival. We charge for the first night's accommodation cancelled with less than 24hrs notice.
For group bookings: to cancel or amend your booking, this must be done latest one week prior arrival.