Little Earth Lodge
This laid-back, rural hostel is a 3-minute walk from the Abbey Caves and 5 km from central Whangarei.
The simple dorms and private rooms all feature free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms, and some offer garden views. A cabin features a porch with views of the surrounding valley.
Free amenities include off-street parking and caving gear for the Abbey Caves, along with coffee and tea available in a communal kitchen. There's a lounge with a DVD player and board games, as well as barbecue facilities.