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Moana Lodge - Hostel

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In-room safe, free WiFi
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Overview of Moana Lodge - Hostel

Moana Lodge - Hostel

2 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
49 Moana Road, Porirua, Wellington, 5026

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationInterislander Ferry Terminal23 min drive
  • Popular LocationTe Papa (Museum of New Zealand)25 min drive
  • Popular LocationCuba Street Mall25 min drive
  • AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area


Located in Porirua, Moana Lodge - Hostel is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Plimmerton Beach and Brendan Beach, while Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture and Dowse Art Museum are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Plimmerton Beach - 19 min walk
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 23 min drive
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 25 min drive
  • Cuba Street Mall - 25 min drive
  • Raumati Beach - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Porirua Station - 13 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Topor Bistro - 14 min walk
  • Plimmerton Taj - 14 min walk
  • Kafe Oranje - 14 min walk
  • Sandbar Mana - 3 min drive
  • Omega 3 Seafood - 4 min drive

About this property

Moana Lodge - Hostel

Waterfront Porirua hostel in Plimmerton with free parking
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, laundry facilities and free newspapers. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 13 rooms offer free WiFi, safes and showers.
Moana Lodge - Hostel offers 13 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 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 8 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


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

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 Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

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

Moana Lodge Hostel Plimmerton
Moana Lodge Hostel
Moana Lodge Hostel
Moana Lodge - Hostel Porirua
Moana Lodge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Moana Lodge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Porirua

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 92 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 31 out of 92 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 92 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 92 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 92 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
nice lodge excellent location for he summer break and during the cold season.. one thing tho need one more bathroom facility..than the two thy had..otherwise i had awesome stay..
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2018

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Not going back there.
The place is worn down and half of the place is rented out to the government to be used as a place for social cases. A woman was assaulted while I was staying there and the police came and took report. There were old bottles and dirt under my bed and some of the residents made med feel unsecure. I'm not going back.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2018

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service
Got bite by something which got me ill and with an infection. Staff wasn’t amazing were ok.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely room with clean bathroom. Excellent location by the beach. Awesome welcoming reception!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018