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  • Small and friendly
  • Short walk to city centre
  • Sunny quiet garden with barbeque facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Short and long term accommodation
  • Group and club bookings available
  • Laundry, Wi-fi & Phone

Where we are



A really great place to stay with a really nice atmosphere and a really gentle and helpful owner.

- Alex K, Germany

A fab place to stay, with real nice people to get to know.

- Paul R, Poland

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Welcome to AJ's

Welcome to AJ's. Our accommodation is small, friendly, clean and welcoming with a homely atmosphere. We are in a handy location for all shopping and banking needs. Three minutes walk to Pak 'n' Save. Sunny quiet relaxed garden with BBQ facilities. Weekly rates for longer term stays and assistance with seasonal work. You may need your own transport for work as orchards and most pack houses located out of town. EFTPOS on site.

The Location

Located at 405 Southland Road, this hostel is a nice, easy, ten-minute westward walk out of town center. There is a parking area right out in front, which is gated off. It's easy to find with an obvious street sign, making it stand out from the other houses.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Private rooms and bunk beds are available and the rooms are spacious, there is drawer space and 10 lockable lockers if guests wish to use them. There are three separate bathrooms, each with a shower.

Common Spaces

The kitchen is freshly remodeled with gas stoves and stainless steel counters. There is a lounge area with a TV and couches as well as a spacious dining area. It is a clean, comfortable hostel and very laid back. The doors are locked in the evening, which makes it feel safe.

Hastings, Hawke's Bay ( Wine Country) New Zealand