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TravelPod Member ReviewsCabana Lodge Motel Whangamata
A good choice and more like a hotel then hostel. Super clean and safe, a delicious breakfast and plenty of pleasant sitting areas to relax. The owners are very nice, caring and take pride in their establishment. I would definitely stay here again if in town.
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