Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

Shalom Backpackers

One of V's co-workers--I think it was ET--from McMurdo mentioned she was staying here. I wasn't wildly enthusiastic about the place I'd been staying so I moved. I liked it so much I got to be a bit of a regular.

Shalom Backpackers
69 Bealey Avenue
New Zealand
tel/fax: +64.3.366.6770
email: shalom@slingshot.co.nz

Why does a Japanese owned and operated backpacker hostel in New Zealand have a Hebrew name? Who knows. I didn't particularly notice many Israeli backpackers there. In fact, I'm not sure I met any.
It doesn't matter much, though. The place is homey and restful. Dorms are NZ$17-18 (US$12-13), the single is NZ$29 (US$21), and there are also twins and triples. Bathroom facilities are down the hall, there's a kitchen you can use, and there's a sauna which I never got around to using.

Not a particularly social place but very nice for peace and quiet. And it's cheap.
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