Tamara Backpackers Lodge - BBH
In a quaint Edwardian building along the Whanganui River, this relaxed hostel is a 9-minute walk from Moutoa Gardens park and 1 km from the Cook Gardens sports stadium.
The laid-back mixed- and single-sex dorms and private rooms come with free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms. Some private rooms have en suite bathrooms and bay windows with river views.
Amenities include complimentary loaner bikes, plus a garden with hammocks and BBQ facilities.