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A1 Backpackers
122 Stortford Street
Stortford Lodge
Hastings
(06) 873 4285
A1
Hastings
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Hostel Information

We are open 365 days of the year.

  • Prices range from $25.00 per night.
  • All beds fully made up, no need for sleeping bags.
  • Our kitchen is fully equipped.
  • Comfortable lounge.
  • Facilities

  • WIFI Internet Access
  • Luggage storage
  • TV & DVD Player
  • BBQ
  • Off Street parking
  • Book exchange
  • Telephone (Free local calls)
  • Washing machine 9Kg for $4.00
  • Washing lines
  • Tumble Dryer $2.00 for 30mins

  • Services

  • Help with bank accounts, IRD Numbers, work visas etc.
  • Help finding work
  • BBH Guides
  • Tourist Information
  • Bus Timetables

  • Rates Rates

    A1 Backpackers Rates

    Room Type

    No. of People

    With BBH Card

    No BBH Card

    Single

    1

    $40.00

    $43.00

    Double

    4

    $25.00

    $30.00

    Twin

    2

    $30.00

    $33.00

    Share

    16

    $27.00

    $32.00

    Dorm

    6

    $25.00

    $30.00

    Family and Group Rates

    Room & Bed Type

    Number of Rooms

    With BBH Card

    No BBH Card

    3 rooms with 3 single beds in each

    3

    $75.00/Room

    $85.00/Room

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    Work

    Working in the Hawkes Bay

    Hawkes Bay has a large horticultural industry which requires seasonal workers at different times of year.

    Anyone looking for work will require;

  • a work visa
  • a bank account
  • an IRD number

  • Staff at A1 will help you obtain these if you do not have them, but is better to organise these before your arrival.

    Work in the horticultural industry is either outside pruning or fruit picking or inside grading and packing. Pay can be an hourly rate or on contract, which means you are paid for what you pick, giving hard workers the opportunity to earn good money. The hourly rate is often the New Zealand minimum wage of $13.75 per hour.

    As most work is outside of Hastings, transport is important. Some contractors will pick up their workers but generally you will have to make your own way to the packhouse or orchard. Having your own transport gives you a big advantage as otherwise you might have to share a ride.

    PickNZ is a 5 minute walk from the hostel. They can help with work visa and you can also register for work with them. The PickNZ website has information about the work available at different times of the year.

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    Useful links

    Useful Links

    http://www.bbh.co.nz
    The BBH Website provides you with listings of accomodation all over New Zealand and gives access to the benefits of membership.

    http://www.picknz.co.nz
    The PickNZ website is an invaluable for information about seasonal work in New Zealand.

    http://www.ird.govt.nz/how-to/irdnumbers/yourirdnumber.html
    Information about how to apply for your IRD number. You have to have an IRD number to work in New Zealand.

    www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/
    A government website with information about how to apply for a work visa in New Zealand.

    http://nakedbus.com/nz/bus
    Low cost long distance bus service across both islands. Profile, route maps, timetables and reservations.

    http://www.intercity.co.nz
    A national bus company linking major New Zealand cities.

    http://www.hastings.nz.com
    A site with lots of information about Hastings and the surrounding region.

    Hastings

    http://www.hawkesbaynz.com/index.php/visitor-info/
    The i-site provides tourist information about Hastings.

    http://www.hawkesbaynz.com
    A national bus company linking major New Zealand cities.

    Napier

    http://www.napier.nz.com
    Lots of information about Hastings' sister city, Napier.

    Contact
    Contact
    Contact us

    Contact Us
    Front Entrance

    Proprietors - John and June Stapley

    122 Stortford Street
    Stortford Lodge
    Hastings

    Phone: (06) 873-4285

    Mobile: 0211 268 589

    email: a1backpackers@xtra.co.nz

    From outside NZ: 0064 6873 4285

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