Pepper Tree Hostel
On a bustling junction, this family-run hostel is in a quaint 1900s property, a 15-minute walk from both Te Manawa museum and New Zealand Rugby Museum. It’s set 16 km from the closest entrance to the Manawatu Gorge.
Down-to-earth rooms range from dorms with bunk beds, to private rooms. Towels and Wi-Fi are available for a fee.
Unpretentious common areas include a kitchen, a dining room and a living room with a wood-burning stove.