Best Places for Backpackers in Hastings, New Zealand.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Hastings, New Zealand.

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Top 1 hostels in Hastings, New Zealand.

These are the 1 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Hastings, New Zealand.

Eco Lodge Pakowhai

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Eco Lodge Pakowhai

We are an eco hostel working to minimize our effect on the environment. Our new well appointed energy sustaining building has double-glazing, solar water heating, large decks, fully equipped commercial sized kitchens and TV lounges. We offer dorms, twin / double, share rooms, cabins and caravans...
Eco Lodge Pakowhai is a hostel in Hastings. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Things to see and do while backpacking in Hastings, New Zealand.

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Halfway between Napier and Hastings is the Te Mata Figgery. From chutneys to ice-cream and salamis to jam, this local favourite must supply one of the most extensive arrays of figs in the country. Another pit stop I would highly recommend is the Strawberry Patch. Once upon a time there were queues out onto the street, every weekend during October and April for a taste of their world famous (it’s not, but it should be) fresh fruit ice-cream, but now it has expanded and diversified so that any day of the week, every day of the year, it’s my one stop shop for the best value fruit and vegetables that the region has to offer. Throw in the delicious gourmet selection of products crafted by local artisans, and it’s certainly hard to walk away with your hands empty. Especially after you spot the “Pick your own berries” sign.


Skate Parks

Skate Zone is the main skate park in Napier, you’ll find it on Marine Parade next to the ocean. People come from all over New Zealand to ride Skate Zone so it’s definitely one of the best parks in the country. It features a vert half pipe, two foam pits and a resi box. They charge $8 a day to get in if you aren’t local but it’s pretty worth it especially compared to the rates at other paid skate parks around the world. It will be open for a few more weeks but is about to be moved down the road into the old site of Marine Land where it will be controversially improved. It’s supposed to have a mini-mega ramp and some other cray features when it re-opens in 2018. If you don’t want to pay the $8 you can always drive over to Hastings or to Anderson Park where there are some pretty cool street plazas.


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