March 23, 2004
The kitchen included plenty of counter space, a refrigerator, freezer, stove and microwave. And the dining table can accommodate 12 people. Just off the dining area is since sunny solarium for reading and relaxing, while the entire wall of the hallway s filled with brochures offering activities, accommodations and transportation in New Zealand. Booking for these items as well as internet access and email services are available.
At the end of the driveway are public payphones with prepaid paid phones cards for purchase from the receptionist.
Free lockers are there for available valuables and since there are no locks on the rooms you may wish to use them. Although the main doors are locked at 10pm, the owners live across the street, and this is a small hostel with beds for a maximum of 28 guests.
One combination bathroom and shower and two individual bathroom and showers are modern, clean and well stocked with hand towels and soap.
This hostel is not recommended for youths or anyone who wishes to make loud noise late into the evening. The location, facility, and owners are excellent.
From journal NZ Whitewater Sledging