Facilities at Bell Lodge

Bell Lodge Family Friendly Motels & Budget Backpacker Hostel in Tauranga, offer practical, purpose built facilities, and free services to make your life easy during your stay at Bell Lodge.


  • Large Clean Kitchen & Communal Dining Room

    Get to know your fellow backpackers over a meal in our self catering, shared kitchen and dining room. Well equipped with all the utensils you need, so you can feed yourself well.

  • Ample Off Street Secure Parking

    Easy parking inside our complex, so no worries about your vehicle

  • 24 Hour Internet Access thru Zenbu Wireless

    Buy Zenbu vouchers from our office or directly from Zenbu online

  • T.V. Lounge

    Relax in the TV lounge, watch one of over 400 DVDs if you need a break.

  • Full Laundry

    It’s easy to do your laundry on site, no hassles trying to find a Laundromat elsewhere.

  • Assistance with seasonal work placements

    Our backpacker guests often stay for extended periods on working holidays. So we provide as much assistance as possible, helping with work placements and transport. We aim to make your stay in Tauranga comfortable and pleasant with great facilities and friendly, helpful service.

  • Free Bus Pick-up when possible

    We offer free transport to pick you up from Tauranga’s central bus station on arrival, if it’s at all possible. When booking please advise you need picking up and the time / date of arrival, please call 07 578 6344 when you arrive at Tauranga’s bus station we will come and collect you.

  • Free Trip to Mount Beaches at weekends when possible

    We will help you enjoy yourself with a free ride to Mount Maunganui if we can fit it in during weekends

  • Free BBQ and Outdoor Picnic Tables

    Enjoy our outside courtyard area, a great place to cook, eat, relax and socialise. Experience a quintessential part of NZ life, especially during the summer months.

  • Free Drop-off at Hitching Points when possible

    If we can help you get on your way, we will. Please see our hitching guide to ensure you stay safe whilst hitching round NZ.

Seasonal Work


Earn while you stay…many of our guests are world travellers taking a gap year and making the most of New Zealand by traveling on a Working Holiday Visa. We’re happy to assist in looking for seasonal work. 

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Local Activities

We have a range of awesome activities within easy reach, something for everyone … we’ve listed a few ideas and can make recommendations to help you make the most of your time and budget.

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Staying with Us

Choose from a variety of great value backpacker rooms, private and shared. Several on-site facilities, such as the laundry room, help to make it easy and comfortable for you to stay with us.

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