Newly opened and refurbished in October 2020, Wanderlust NZ is a waterfront hostel located in a historical building in downtown Tauranga. It features a large balcony area overlooking the harbour and free high-speed unlimited throughout.

Among the facilities at this property are 2 spacious, shared kitchens overlooking the water and a separate shared lounge area.

There are a variety of bars and cafes situated a short walk from the hostel. The bus station is a 1-minute walk from Wanderlust NZ, and the Visitor Information Centre is located next door. The nearest airport is Tauranga Airport, 3.1 miles from Wanderlust NZ.

Covid-19 Lockdown Level Changes
Please read Alert Level protocols below.

Alert Level 1: We are open for new guests.
Please remember to regularly wash hands, follow the Alert Level info and instructions on notice board in hostel and do not travel when you are unwell. Please continue to be kind to other guests and staff.

Alert Level 2: We are open for new guests.
Additional to protocols of Alert Level 1, we also ask our guests on arrival of any symptoms, illness or issues with the covid-19 Hostel guidelines. No cash payments will be accepted.
Guests are required to scan QR code and use hand sanitizer when (leaving) and entering the building. Occupancy is limited in dorm rooms.

​​​​​Alert Level 3: We are open for current guests and only accept bookings for those seeking essential accommodation or in case of an emergency.
(If accommodation is required for work, we need proof of essential job.)
Additional to protocols of Alert Level 1 and 2, we also ask our guests to fill out a declaration form on arrival, to agree with the hostels lockdown level policies. New guests will live on a separate floor level than existing guests (different bubbles). Masks must be worn at all times and guests are only able to leave the hostel to source essential supplies or for local exercise.

Alert Level 4: We do not accept new guests under Alert Level 4.
As long as we are in lockdown under Alert Level 4, we do not accept new guests.

We are Covid-Clean approved, endorsed by Qualmark NZ. We have increased cleaning protocols in all allert levels. We increase the frequency of these protocols in public areas during Alert Level 3.

We continue to monitor updates and developments from the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Government.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Wanderlust NZ has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 15 Sept 2020.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)


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  • The staff speak English

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About Wanderlust NZ

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 15 Sept 2020

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  • any free parking during weekend or public holiday? where is nearest parking

    Hi there, Yes we have free parking daily from 4pm until 9am in the morning, every person has 2 hour free parking throughout the day anywhere in the CBD and free parking on weekends and public holidays. Large carpark in front of building $10 per day.


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    Answered on 1 November 2020
  • Hello I’m looking to book for a group of 9 any change we can have one or two rooms between us all.

    Hi there, yes we could make that happen, depending on what type of rooms you book. The Wanderlust NZ team


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    Answered on 2 February 2021
  • How much for the car park?and how far away from the accommodation?

    Hi there! We have free parking daily between 3pm and 9am, free parking on weekends and public holidays. Also every person gets 2hr free parking daily. $10 per day for car park across the road, 2 min walk. The Wanderlust NZ team


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    Asked about: Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room • Answered on 28 January 2021
  • is there car parking available?

    Hi there, there is free parking in Tauranga from 3pm until 9am. There is a car park across the road which is $10 per day (on the waterfront) and free parking on weekends and public holidays. No onsite car park unfortunately. The Wanderlust NZ team


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    Answered on 2 February 2021
  • Hi, if I was to book this room for a group of 6 would it be possible for all of us to be in the same room?

    Hi there, If you book direct with us then we can see if we have 6 beds left in the same dorm. Kind regards, Renee


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    Asked about: Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on 27 October 2020
  • Hi there if I book for 4 females will we all be in the same room together?

    Hi there, yes if you are booking for a 4 bed dorm is shared. Hope to see you soon ! Cheers


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    Answered on 23 October 2020
  • Hi do you have any beds available for a male to stay for 4/8 weeks ? In the cheaper price range instead of thousands ?

    Hi there, yes we do long term accommodation too, but not via booking.com. The Wanderlust NZ Team


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    Answered on 10 June 2021
  • Is the room shared with other random people?

    Hi there, yes the bed is in a mixed dormitory, this means you book a bed in a shared dorm room with other people.


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    Asked about: Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on 31 January 2021
  • hey, can two 13 yr olds stay alone here?

    Sorry but they can't stay alone in the hostel!!! Regards, Diego


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    Asked about: Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on 5 July 2021
  • do we need a vaccine pass ?

    We require all staff and guests over 12 to be fully vaccinated from December 15th. Please be sure to have your valid ID and NZ Vaccine Pass ready on arrival, as our staff will verify these upon check-in.


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    Answered on 24 December 2021
  • What configurations of rooms do you have available for this date? Do you have any double or twin share options or 4 bed options

    Hi there, Unfortunately I don't see a date mentioned so I am unable to give you our availability. If you could provide me the requested dates, then I can check it for you. The Wanderlust NZ team.


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    Answered on 28 March 2021
  • Do you have a family unit for a family 4adultd and 3 teenagers arriving on the 29/12/2020 and leaving on the 2/1/2021 coming down for a 50th birthday thank you

    Unfortunately we dont' have a family unit available for a family of 4 adults and 3 teenagers as we are almost fully booked for the requested dates. We do have space available in a 12 bed dorm shared for the night of the 29th and 30th.


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    Answered on 24 December 2020
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • ASB Baypark Arena
    3 miles
  • ASB Baypark Stadium
    3.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Cornerstone Bar
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Macau Restaurant
    0 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Tauranga Harbour Waterfront
    0 miles
  • Mountain Papamoa Hills
    11.2 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Mount Maunganui Beach
    2.9 miles
  • Pilot Bay Beach
    3.1 miles
  • Papamoa Beach
    4.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Tauranga Airport
    1.6 miles
  • Rotorua Regional Airport
    30.5 miles
  • Hamilton Airport
    47.4 miles
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Facilities of Wanderlust NZ
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs NZD 10 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
Wanderlust NZ takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

08:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Wanderlust NZ accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that for bookings of 6 or more guests we require a 50% non refundable deposit to confirm booking. Also different policies and additional supplements may apply

A 50% non refundable deposit is required for bookings over bank holiday weekends and with large festivals in town such as One Love, Bay Dreams and Jazz Festival.

Please note vaccine passports are mandatory.

Due to Covid-19 and the government moving the country into the traffic light system on the 15th of December 2021, our business has taken a health and safety risk assessment.

We are a high-risk environment with shared common spaces. Due to health and safety laws, we can implement the vaccine mandate policy to keep our staff and guests safe. Please be respectful of this decision and our staff.

We will be requiring all staff and guests over 12 to be fully vaccinated. Please be sure to have your valid ID and NZ Vaccine Pass ready on arrival, as our staff will verify these upon check-in.

We are Covid-Clean approved, endorsed by Qualmark NZ. We have increased cleaning protocols in all alert levels. We continue to monitor updates and developments from the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Government.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Wanderlust NZ in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Wanderlust NZ

  • Wanderlust NZ is 450 yards from the centre of Tauranga.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Wanderlust NZ by:

    • Bus 7min

  • Check-in at Wanderlust NZ is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Wanderlust NZ offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • The prices at Wanderlust NZ may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Wanderlust NZ (subject to availability):

      • Parking
      • Street parking
      • Accessible parking