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Haka Perks

There is nothing quite like staying in a hostel when you are traveling the world – the atmosphere, the people, everything is a little different to a motel or hotel. There is a camaraderie to be found amongst people who are traveling the world; independent travelers who exist within the hostel universe, helping each other, making friends and making memories. At Haka Lodge, we believe we have added a few extra perks, unique to the Haka Lodges around the country and different in each one. We go out of our way to make your stay special and don’t charge any more than your average hostel. If you’re looking for style, class and everything you need as a backpacker on a budget, check out below how we stand out from the crowd.

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Best Bunks In The World!

My grandmother always told me to invest in good shoes and a good bed – because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other! She was a wise woman, and we’ve taken her words to heart at Haka Lodge; we’ve made sure that our beds tick all the right boxes. We’d even go so far as to say that our bunks are the best bunks in the world!

Why are they so good, you ask?

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Queenstown and why I love it.

Queenstown is many things to many people. It’s a stunning place full of natural beauty, with views that leave you in awe of the natural beauty and envious of those that get to live here.

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Five Ways Living In A Hostel Prepares You For The Real World

When you’re traveling it can seem like the ‘real world’ is a million miles away. You’re in a new country, you’ve made new friends and maybe you’ve even become a new you. However, the things and skills you learn while you’re traveling can help you in real world situation when you go home – wherever and whenever that might be.

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Dolphins and Orca and Whales, Oh My!

There are not many hostels in New Zealand that can boast a view of Orca from their lounge, but that’s exactly what Haka Lodge Paihia had last Friday the 31st of July! Early in the morning, Orca made their way in from the outer chain of Islands, around Tapeka point and swam right into Paihia Wharf, less than five metres from the shore.

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