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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just one word, great! Service is excellent, beds and pillows are really goed comparing to other hostels. Showers and toilets are clean and in te lounge je have a great view. We can recommend this place for staying one night or more.

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night and it was wonderfull. The best lodge/hostel where i ever been! Beautiful spot with a nice sea view, bed was really good en a very friendly host! The kitchen have plenty of space and everything is very clean also the showers and toilets are very clean.

Thank tjitte d
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean and tidy rooms, clean toilets and showers, great facilities, beautiful location. Plenty of off street parking. We had the five kids with us and had a great time. It would be even nicer to go back with out them. Plimmerton is gem. We will definitely stay again on our way back up the island.

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Moana Lodge gave me the feeling of a home away from home! I felt the manager is putting his heart in running this place and this appears in all kind of details.The athmospere is really friendly and it is a fantastic location directly on the beach. Ideal for staying a couple of days to explore Wellington and its surrounding. The...

Thank Thomas F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A nicely located backpackers, with friendly and helpful staff. On arrival I was showed to my dorm which was in a separate building outside and the door had no lock, and was home to 2 much older long-stayers. Upon expressing my discomfort on staying in this room the receptionist was able to ask another guest to swap rooms with me,...

Thank EG27
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful pre Christmas visit Such a lovely atmosphere and great weather to enjoy the beach front walks. The room was small but very comfortable bed Amenities are shared but super clean The kitchen is so well appointed and the sitting room is cozy with gorgeous views to the sea

2Thank Judy H
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Moana for one night only, everything was clean and tidy. The kitchen is big and confortable and rooms have a nice view. Not very confortable if you have large luggage with you.

Thank maria b
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night with my family. Lovely views, if you get a seafront view room. Room was ok a bit small for two beds. Guy at the reception very helpful. A bit far from stores or restaurants. Generally clean but bathrooms should be scrubbed a bit better.

Thank mathelaci
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We stay 2 night and definitely worth the price, a little bit expensive for a backpacker but everything was so clean and tidy, bathroom and kitchen and common areas. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the view is amazing! Every bed is so comfy and has their own heather which make it really nice from someone who came...

Thank Javiera A
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Clean and tidy and great view. Not for anybody but backpackers though. Shared bathroom clean and shower fine but prefer private bathroom. Would have paid extra for this. Noisy as room next to the lounge.

Thank Damian P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Superbly located for an exceptional beachfront experience, Moana Lodge offers excellent accommodation facilities combined with amazing sea views. Just ten steps from the water’s edge and overlooking Plimmerton Bay, it provides the ultimate stay for a peaceful relaxing break. Being an accredited 5 star backpackers, all facilities are immaculate and well kept. With a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, outdoor courtyard, and friendly welcoming hosts, you can be assured of a peaceful relaxing stay.Situated just 20 mins from Wellington city, with easy access to public transport, you can truly get out and about enjoying all that the Capital has to offer. And at the end of a fun filled day you can come home, relax, and enjoy a wine in our sunny outdoor courtyard!Moana Lodge offers a superb range of rooms catering for groups, families, couples and individuals. With a combination of single, twin, double and larger family rooms, you can choose the option that best meets your requirements and budget. And for backpackers travelling alone, enjoy your stay in our 4-bed share room. As quoted by Lonely Planet: “…this exceptional backpackers right on the beach is immaculate and inviting…”. Moana Lodge also attained the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 and 2013. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moana Lodge

Address: 49 Moana Road, Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua > Plimmerton
Price Range: ₹ 3,231 - ₹ 4,147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Moana Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Wonderful and cozy lounge facing the bay, very friendly atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles ttrbt, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 9 is upstairs, is a double room, with the water directly opposite.....beautiful. Quite a few rooms enjoy such a view.”
 of 5 bubbles WayneC63, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles MartnRach, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“outstanding views, ocean-front location, well-equipped amenities”
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 of 5 bubbles thisweeksroommates, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 amazing view.”
 of 5 bubbles HojasRojas, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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