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

May 2015

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on May 23, 2015

3 comments, 36 photos

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we were lucky to have some excellent weather during one of our recent hikes that took us through part of the Kaimai Range (where it reportedly 'always rains'). after a very snore-y night in a back-country hut, we awoke to what initially appeared new hanging plant-baskets which, confusingly, had been put up in the middle of the night by the Hut Ranger... upon closer inspection, the ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Nov 26, 2014

2 comments, 34 photos

... crushed in a building or drowning in a tsunami to a more real concern: getting fat from Daryn's stress-response cooking frenzies.

Since we moved here, we have decided it's time to live and act like adults. As such, we have made a big decision and huge commitment - we have bought plants. Given responsibility is quite foreign to us, we have only purchased plants which are near indestructible, however, given our ...

Arriving in Whakatane

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Oct 16, 2014

6 comments, 21 photos

... are terror-sweat stains in those vehicles. Upon recommendation from my new manager (or cult leader), we ended up driving to Tauranga (next city up the coast) and ended up with a imported Toyota from Japan, complete with a Japanese console which shows us great maps of Japan, what more could you want?

Having bought a car, we decided somewhere to live was in order. We registered with all 3 realty agencies in town and ...

New Zealand - Rotorua & Rotoiti

A travel blog entry by gazburn on Feb 26, 2014

11 photos

February 26th - It was time to hit the road and let Ange, Geoff and their family have their house back. Their parting gift of every piece of camping equipment going was a bit of a life saver as we were very ill prepared for our month of camping. With everything loaded into Sirloin so it resembled a child's toy cupboard with everything on the verge of bursting out, we set off. Probably the best bit of equipment we borrowed, apart from the tent of course was the GPS. I must admit I am ...

Back to Kawerau

A travel blog entry by edsutch on Jan 14, 2014

12 photos

... off to finally find a place to have lunch, and instead found a dog called Pedro. We were by a lake, with a lot of people we weren't sure if the owners were around or not so we kept him close to us for a while. Then he walked off, we bribed him back to the table to sit with us for a bit more. He was enjoying all the ham and a good fuss, nobody had come to find him, we found a number on his collar so gave that a text and turned out Pedro had taken himself for a ...

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