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Welcome

We have expert local knowledge and promise to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

Set amongst native trees and bushes for that perfect getaway feel, Sunflower lodge is a recently refurbished homely hostel providing quality budget accommodation only a short stroll from the city and its many attractions.

Located next to the Te Henui Walkway enjoy scenic bush views, native birdsong and the rippling of the Te Henui river while being close to New Plymouth city action and attractions, including the award winning Coastal Walkway, Taranaki's favourite museum Puke Ariki, Art Galleries such as the Govett Brewster and plentiful shopping, cafes and bars.

We welcome all guests and are flexible with requests, so whether you're a backpacker, long-term guest or a visiting group we can accommodate you. We've even hosted wedding receptions, family reunions, national and international sports teams and school groups so there's no request too big or small.

With our expert local knowledge, wonderful natural setting and our friendly kiwi charm we promise to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We look forward to seeing you!

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YHA New Plymouth Sunflower Lodge is a homely hostel nestled among native trees and bush. It is a lovingly restored boutique hostel, an ideal base to explore Mt Taranaki, Surf Highway 45, the Coastal Walkway, the Sunday Farmers’ Market and much more. A wide range of comfortable backpacker accommodation is available including 4 share multi-share, female only, twin/triple, double and single rooms. YHA New Plymouth also accommodates families and groups.

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Situated down the private driveway at the end of Timandra Street, a short 'no exit' street, directly off the main highway (Coronation Ave aka SH3).
We are 1.5 km from the city centre and sit on a hidden plateau with views directly over the Te Henui river valley.
From the South it is very easy to find us.When you come in on State Highway 3 from Inglewood, you will see the 50km speed signs and we are the 5th street on the right after that.

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The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob stove, large commercial oven, an instant hotwater zip and plenty of storage for your groceries. We also have an herb garden for cooking up Michelin quality meals, a scenic native garden and picnic area complete with outdoor BBQ. Plus we have some extra special add-ons such as Marvy, the resident Poodle cross hostel pup, free bike hire, a guitar, piano and electric blankets and hot water bottles for those chillier winter nights.

 
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Attractions

Sunflower lodge is the ideal accommodation for cyclists, travelling backpackers and groups. It's affordable, it's clean & comfortable. Located next to the Te Henui Walkway enjoy scenic bush views, native birdsong and the rippling of the Te Henui river, while being close to New Plymouth city attractions.

 

Location

YHA New Plymouth is located next to the Te Henui Walkway for scenic bush views, native birdsong and the Te Henui River. The hostel is a 15 minute walk to the town centre and attractions including the award winning Coastal Walkway, Taranaki's favourite museum Puke Ariki, art galleries, shopping, cafes and bars. It is a short drive to Mount Taranaki.

 
 

Accommodation

At Sunflower lodge we offer a range of private and shared rooms from doubles, triples, singles and twins, to dormitories with a guaranteed maximum of four people. Our facilities are communal, such as the large industry-equipped kitchen and open plan living/dining area, and we provide separate men's and women's toilets and showers. Each room, whether private or shared, has its own wash-basin and plenty of storage for your belongings.

 

Our rooms

Each room consists of a vanity unit/wash basin and two sets of bunk beds with plenty of storage and luggage space.

All of our mattresses are near new and wonderfully sprung for a restful sleep.

There are weekly rates available throughout the winter months, subject to our long-term conditions. If this of interest to you, please e-mail or call us and enquire.