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Overview of Sunflower Lodge

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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Sunflower Lodge

2 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTSB Stadium16 min walk
    Popular LocationBowl of Brooklands2 min drive
    Popular LocationBrooklands Zoo5 min drive
    AirportNew Plymouth (NPL)12 min drive

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Double Room

No guest room rating
  • 3 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Shared Dormitory

5/5 guest room rating
  • 4 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed


  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Triple Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 4 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds

Twin Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 4 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Single Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 2 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

New Plymouth

Located in New Plymouth, Sunflower Lodge is in the mountains and on the riverwalk. Egmont National Park and Pukekura Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Observatory and Brooklands Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Bowl of Brooklands, or consider a night out at TSB Showplace. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like mountain climbing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • TSB Stadium - 16 min walk
  • Pukekura Park - 18 min walk
  • Bowl of Brooklands - 2 min drive
  • Observatory - 4 min drive
  • Brooklands Zoo - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • New Plymouth (NPL) - 12 min drive


  • Portofino Restaurante - 3 min drive
  • Social Kitchen - 3 min drive
  • Chaos Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Laughing Buddha - 3 min drive
  • Petit Paris - 3 min drive

About this property

Sunflower Lodge

Rivewalk hostel in New Plymouth with free parking
This hostel features free use of bicycles, laundry facilities and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, barbecues, a picnic area and a TV in a common area are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Flat-screen TVs, premium bedding and showers are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Sunflower Lodge offers 15 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hostel include complimentary bicycles.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:30 AM: NZD 7 per person

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Free bike hire

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Hairdryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per stay

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 7 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Sunflower Lodge New Plymouth
Sunflower New Plymouth
Sunflower Lodge New Plymouth
Sunflower Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Sunflower Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New Plymouth

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sunflower Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sunflower Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sunflower Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Sunflower Lodge?
As of 21 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sunflower Lodge on 27 Apr 2021 start from NZ$80, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Sunflower Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.
Is Sunflower Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Sunflower Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Sunflower Lodge?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Sunflower Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Sunflower Lodge located?
Situated on the riverwalk, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of TSB Stadium and Pukekura Park. Centre City Shopping Centre and Saint Mary's Church are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 36 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 36 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 36 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 36 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 36 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Disliked: Staff & service
There was lockers without any keys so couldn’t be used. Had to sleep with my valuables in the bed. Staff really quite and not showing around - had to ask other guests to find the ladies bathroom. Was out of toilet paper for hours, with no staff around. Reception also closed and open first at 3:30pm, different to what it says online.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Hand location, easy walk to Pukekura Park but overpriced for a shared bathroom situation. Dated property in need of a really good clean inside and out, top to bottom. There was a strange smell in our room.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was awesome for the price, we had our own room for 3 days and it was safe, clean and a cozy place to stay.. Thank you
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

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