Pacific Coast Lodge & Backpackers
Adjacent to a bus stop, this low-key hostel is an 11-minute walk from Mount Maunganui beach and 2 km from Moturiki Island.
Straightforward 4- to 10-person dorms feature free Wi-Fi and linens, plus bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Private rooms add sinks and access to separate shared bathrooms. There's no air-conditioning but fans are provided on request.
Parking, bikes and surfboards are complimentary. Guest areas include a communal kitchen, a TV lounge and a game room, plus a coin-operated laundry and a courtyard with a BBQ grill.