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.
Haka Perk One: (Queenstown)
Book a superior double room with us during the winter months and you will receive a Winter Warmer basket for no extra charge! Blankets, a hot water bottle (a hottie, as they call them here in NZ) and some hot chocolate for you to enjoy when you get in out of the cold! Definitely a perk unique to Haka Lodge Queenstown.
Haka Perk Two: (Paihia)
That view! There are not many other hostels that can boast a beautiful view out over the Bay of Islands and Haka Lodge Paihia are very proud of their position! Not only that but to maximise your enjoyment, we’ve got built in, wrap-around couches so you can sit and watch the world go by – and if you want to stay connected, we have USB chargers and plugs all the way around the couch. So you can sit back, grab the laptop and skype home to make the family jealous at the beautiful view behind you.
Haka Perk Three: (Auckland)
Sometimes on your travels you need to take a time out and just not do anything for a day. In between the bungy jumping, the skydives, the bus tours and the whale watching, sometimes you just need to relax and watch a movie. It can be hard to get into a movie in a regular lounge, with people walking in and out, someone boiling the kettle, other folk chatting and someone skyping home in the corner. That’s why in Auckland we have a specially dedicated TV room – our own in house cinema with tiered seating, blankets and cushions where you can turn off the lights, turn up the volume and lose yourself in the magnificent movies on offer. Not only that, but every monday we have a New Release Movie Night and we supply the popcorn free of charge! How’s that for a perk!
Haka Perk Four: (Christchurch)
Been traveling for a while? Running out of pants? The team at Haka Lodge Christchurch will do your laundry for you – wash, dry and fold for only $7! Our lodge in Christchurch is our smallest lodge and it definitely has a homely feel – not only will our managers play ‘Mum’ and do your laundry, there is also a cosy living room with a fireplace to warm up in the winter and in summer there is a free produce basket filled with home-grown produce grown right here in our own garden!
We’re really proud of our hostels and staff and it shows in the warm welcome you get when you come through the door, the friendly faces you will see in the hallways and the high quality of care you will get when you stay with us. Our Haka Perks mean we stand slightly above the rest and we are happy to say that we will go the extra mile to make your stay with us unforgettable.