Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent facilities , and comfortable beds. Communal area is spacious and the on-site bar is super cheap! The free WIFI is fast and is much appreciated. Would recommend.
Urban Retreat was the most fun I have had on my 5 week trip around NZ North Island. The bartender was cheerful and kept the conversations going and made the "party" live, fun and cheerful. The Lodge was comfortable, clean and warm. My room was clean, warm and had an en-suite.The other travelers, like myself felt at home here and we ended up sitting at the bar drinking and talking until almost midnight. The location is very central. Great experience and definitely recommended.
One of the best hostels Ive stayed in over the last 2 and half years of travelling. The staff are lovely and helpful, The showers are amazing, the entire place is clean, the wifi's free and the beers are cheap! Result.