<Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers and Clothing-Optional Home Hostel in Golden Bay New Zealand




The Hostel is now closed for the winter season

We re-open for guests beginning Nov 1st 2019.


7 Hiawatha Lane
Takaka, Golden Bay

New Zealand   7110

Contact by Phone:    022-307-2640


or Book On-line at Hostelworld




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The Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers will re-open for the summer season Nov 1st.

We offer the smaller, quieter experience while enjoying all that Golden Bay has to offer. The Gazebo Backpackers is a hostel with the feeling of home.

We are conveniently located on a quiet side street just a few minutes walking distance from the full services of Takaka. We are situated midway between three national parks/reserves - Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Farewell Spit and close to all the beaches of Golden Bay.

And we are just a few minutes walk to the full services of Takaka and the Golden Bay Information Centre.



The Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers really is a home. Paul the owner and his friendly dog Raichel welcome you to share it.

Accommodation is usually limited to 5-6 people to allow for a relaxed, friendly feel to the place. In addition, a few garden tent sites are also available.


  The Sleeping Arrangements:  
  queen bed in private room      
One Private Room with a really comfortable Queen Size Bed 
One Private Room with a super King Size Bed 
Dorm Room with 1 Queen, 1 Double and 4 Single Size Beds 
Front Garden Tent Sites 
  The Amenities:   
  living room   Well-stocked Home Kitchen with free spices and herbs
Home Theatre with lots of DVD Movies (including wireless headphones to use after others go to sleep)
Free Wireless Broadband Internet and Skype
Charming Front Gardens
Free Bike Use
Weight Room and Yoga Pads
Late Check-out Time at 12:00, Quiet Time at 11:00pm. Sleep as Long as You Like.
Modern Space-age Indoor Shower
Washer & Dryer (extra charge)
Keyed Security for Private Rooms
Off-street Parking (limited)
Serving Takaka Spring Water from the Tap (NZ's #1 Best Tasting Water)

The Freebies:


Free Bicycle Use
Free Broadband Internet and WiFi
Free Spices for Cooking
Free Herbs, Fruit and Veges from the Gardens (in season of course)
Free Fresh Linens and Towels
Free Short and Long Term Luggage Storage
Free Pickup/dropoff at the Golden Bay Information Centre (by prior arrangement only)
Free Early Morning Guided Tours of Waikoropupu Springs and the Grove

Our address is:
The Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers
7 Hiawatha Lane
Takaka, Golden Bay
New Zealand   7110
Phone:    022-307-2640