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Moana Lodge - Hostel

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In-room safe, free WiFi
Seafront Queen Room (Shared Bathroom) | View from room
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Overview of Moana Lodge - Hostel

Moana Lodge - Hostel

2.0 star property
Waterfront hostel in Plimmerton with restaurant
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

93 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
49 Moana Road, Porirua, Wellington, 5026
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Plimmerton

Getting around

  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 33 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • Tawa Takapu Road Station - 13 min drive
  • Tawa Redwood Station - 15 min drive
  • Tawa Station - 15 min drive


  • The Mariner - 12 min drive
  • Lighthouse Pauatahanui - 10 min drive
  • Porirua Seafoods - 9 min drive
  • Franks Fresh Fish - 9 min drive
  • Burger Wisconsin - 5 min drive

About this property

Moana Lodge - Hostel

Situated by the ocean, Moana Lodge - Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Porirua. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say good things about the convenient parking and nice bathrooms.



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

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Moana Lodge - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Moana Lodge - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Moana Lodge - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Moana Lodge - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Moana Lodge - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Moana Lodge - Hostel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Moana Lodge - Hostel and nearby?
Moana Lodge - Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Moana Lodge - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Moana Lodge - Hostel like?
Moana Lodge - Hostel is located on the waterfront in Plimmerton, a short 5-minute walk from The Cricket Museum and 20 minutes' walk from Plimmerton Beach. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.



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Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

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..
4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

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.
3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Got bite by something which got me ill and with an infection. Staff wasn’t amazing were ok.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely room with clean bathroom. Excellent location by the beach. Awesome welcoming reception!
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Well located with beautiful beach view but not impressed by fellow guests.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Comfortable but loud
Comfortable hostel with a nice lounge but there were some regular residents who treated it like home and were very loud, which was a shame.
Natalie, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean and comfortable with great view.of the sea front. Good sized room and comforta ble beds.
Maggie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice to hear the waves
We only where there for 8 hours but it was nice an warm on a cold night. Nice hot showers and would go back there when we go back to Wellington.
Theo, 1-night trip
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