The Windsor Lodge Backpackers

Address: 10 Merritt St, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, North Island, 3080, New Zealand | Hostel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Windsor Lodge Backpackers Whakatane

Reviewed by mshats1

A true home away from home

Reviewed Feb 28, 2011
by (1 review) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

A very pleasant stay! Owners were really nice and made you feel right at home. The hostel is clean, close to the supermarket and the centre.

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TripAdvisor Reviews The Windsor Lodge Backpackers Whakatane

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Whakatane

Settling in

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Nov 26, 2014

2 comments, 34 photos

... way of introducing myself in Maori - 'kia ora, ki tonu taku waka topaki I te tuna'. I had almost mastered it and was about to try it out on a Maori patient when a medical student took pity on me and told me it actually means 'my hovercraft is full of eels' - apparently some reference to a Monty Python sketch. I spent hours agonizing over how to exercise revenge on these people without a) making them hate me and refuse to be my friend, and ...

Stop the bus it's a dolphin... Oh no, it's a rock!

A travel blog entry by emma-may-white on Mar 09, 2014

17 photos

... and gas mask for protection! It was incredible and so interesting to hear the history of the volcano. The day before being dropped off in Whakatane I had stopped the minibus by shouting that there were jumping dolphins in view...after everyone had scrambled for their cameras and ran off the bus I was forced to announce red faced that they were in fact rocks that looked like dolphins...not in fact real dolphins! I am however most pleased to announce that we did see ...

Back to Kawerau

A travel blog entry by edsutch on Jan 14, 2014

12 photos

... the guy was out mowing the lawn. So he came to get him, and we carried on cooking our sausages for our sandwiches. The guys got brave and took a dip in the lake, apparently it was refreshing... I bet it was after being sat in a pool of 36c heat. We really did have a day packed full of stuff to do, we headed back to Rotorua after Taupo as we had booked to go on the Luge and Gondola there. We didn't know what to expect, none of us had been on a Luge before but as soon as ...

Kawerau Thermal Motel

A travel blog entry by edsutch on Jan 04, 2014

5 photos

... the key, just a 30 minute wait for us to get the key delivered - that pretty much gave an end to the Rotorua plan as it was now well past 7 and we hadn't got they key, let alone made it back eaten or showered. Once the key got to us we decided that an easier plan would be to stop at the Supermarket on the way back home, buy some beer and just live with that. None of us were overly fussed at the thought of NYE anyway and it would be memorable enough as it was. We finally made it ...

December 30, 2013

A travel blog entry by acco on Dec 30, 2013

1 comment, 2 photos

Last night we had a real adventure - we went to the bay of islands very late in the afternoon, only to find that the only place we could stay was a 'one star' pub... It was horrific but we had nowhere else to go. Too many bad things to write about, but we slept in a tiny bed that was wedged up against a wall, the toilet was in the hall and didn't have a lock, there was a big storm & the ...

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