Hekerua Lodge Backpackers


Hekerua Lodge Backpackers

11 Hekerua Road, Oneroa, Waikeke Island, Auckland 1081
Bus 1, 1A, 2X, 3, 4, 087, 094, 220 (stop: 233 Ocean View Road)
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(09) 372 8990
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Personable, friendly & helpful host. Facilities could do with a spruce up.
13 November 2010
Cons
Linen provided in separate unit very dated and in one case holey.
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Secluded, in the bush, host very helpful.
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Host very friendly & helpful. Drove us places free of charge. A unique place set in the bush which is becoming a little run down. Could do with a bit of maintenance and the purchase of some new linen.

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Had a cool outside decking area in a bush setting.
11 November 2008
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The beds were uncomfy and the woman who ran it was a bit of a sourpuss.
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The outside area and "in-the-bush" setting.
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The walk up from the village bit through the bush is really cool. Also the outside decking area is a real suntrap and a great place to relax etc while the Sun is out. The kitchen is nice and clean and had plenty of utensils etc. Although it was a bit pokey. The lounge was homely(in a good way) and most of the people there were easy-going. The only downside was the woman who managed it (who I think is new to the job) put a bit of a dampner on the atmosphere. Saying things like "decide now cos I finish at 8 and if you talk to me about work after 8 I'll ignore you" which is fair enough apart from the fact she mentioned this every time you brought anything up! She had fairly poor people skills. Apart from that if you have a big group all having a drink in the evening on the decking it's pretty cool and fits the chilled out atmosphere of the whole island.

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sue vanner
would give it a four and a half if i could!!!
13 February 2005
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we have just come back from a week on waiheke, and we stayed all week here! it was great. the staff were friendly and the facilities great! everywere is really clean, the staff do a really great job always making sure everywere is spotless. the kitchen is the best equiped kitchen weve seen! only bad point was it did get a bit busy at times as its quiet a small kitchen. the room was lovely, bed very comfy. the deck area was great to sit around in the evening chilling with a glass (bottle) of wine!! it is a great place to sit around and meeting people as its small enough. we just spent the week lazing around and playing a few board games with the great people we met there. defantly worth a stay! especially as waiheke is so worth a visit!! so close to the city but such a different life!

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Anne & Alan
Love staying here
26 May 2003
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Found Hekerua Lodge by accident and have now stayed twice and heading back for our third visit. Nothing is too much trouble for Mark and Owen. Great mix of people both local (Aucklanders!) and from overseas. Absolutely love sitting on the deck with nothing but bush and birds around - the spa's just great too - even better now you don't have to pay for it!!

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