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Tamara Lodge

Hostel | 24 Somme Parade, Whanganui, Wanganui, New Zealand .

97.9% Overall Rating

4 out of 4 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/04/2014)

Colin Tyler Bogucki thinks…

"Very clean, quiet, and friendly. One of the nicest hostels I've stayed in. The location is excellent and they have free bikes to use."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Wanganui?

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Welcome to Tamara Lodge. We are a Lodge that offers' world traveller' style accommodation at a budget price. Built in 1904 our large period Villa is modernised to address today's travellers needs with large spacious rooms and common areas. There is a surprisingly large garden as another space to find relaxation. With riverbank views of the Whanganui River and Mt Ruapehu in the distance, and just 5 Mins walk from the main street, Victoria Avenue the incredibly central location is ideal. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


3 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double Mountain View (Shared bathroom)


Single Canal view (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe Double Garden View (Private bathroom)


Budget Double Garden View (Shared bathroom)


Budget Twin Garden View (Shared bathroom)


About Tamara Lodge

The Tamara Backpackers Lodge gives a warm welcome and our aim is to provide a quality experience to add to your travelling memories

Built in 1904, the Tamara is a spacious Edwardian Lodge overlooking the majestic Whanganui River. There are also views of Mt Ruapehu and the Lodge is less than 1km or 5 minutes walk from Wanganui’s main street, Victoria Ave.

The extensive Garden area has plenty of garden furniture including hammocks and a picnic area.
There is a piano and guitar available in our large lounge along with a Television and DVD player.
The Kitchen is fully equipped and awaiting your creation.
Trained staff for local information on the many activities that you may wish to experience.
Wi fi and an Internet station, bbq, Free Bikes.

Accommodation Information

Tamara Lodge uses dorms/shares no bigger than 4 beds. Female share available on request
Private rooms with standard shared bathroom facilities available are:
Single rooms with a double bed.
Double rooms
Twin rooms that have a double bed and a single bed
Triple rooms that have a double bed and a single bed and also with three single beds.
Quad rooms.
Rooms that are available with en-suite facilities are
Single rooms with a double bed
Double rooms with a Double bed
Twin rooms with a double bed and a single bed
Triple rooms with a double bed and a bunk bed
All beds are provided with sheets and are mostly made up
24 hour hot showers. All rooms are heated.

Location Information

On Somme Parade situated on the 'right bank' or western side of the Whanganui River. We are between Guyton Street and Ingestre Street where they intersect with Somme Parade.
We are 1 km north of the i-Site Visitor Information Centre on the same road (Taupo Quay turns into Somme Parade). The main Street Victoria Avenue is a true 5 mins walk away.
The pubs are more like 10 mins walk