+64 3 528 6208

55 Whakarewa Street Motueka


  • Hostel Accommodation

Standard Room Double

All beds are fully made up and there is heating to ensure you are cosy. This room is in the villa with shared showers and toilet. Towels are provided.

Price from: $75.00 per night

Maximum occupancy: 2 person/s

Bedding configuration: Double

The White Elephant Backpackers, Motueka

Tent Sites


At The White Elephant Backpackers we have tent sites available. All sites are unpowered but with the full use of our indoor and outdoor kitchen facilities, BBQ area and pizza oven. Please contact us here to enquire about availability.

The White Elephant Backpackers, Motueka


For the budget conscience traveller we offer a stay in one of our dorm rooms that suits 6 to 7 people. These are very spacious sunny rooms. There are electric blankets and heaters provided for the winter months the dorm for 7 has a log burner for the extra cosie winter nights. Shared bathroom access, linen provided.

Price from: $29.00 per night

Maximum occupancy: 1 person/s

Bedding configuration: Single bunk bed

The White Elephant Motueka

Our guests say...

With this mail I wanted to say thanks you very much again, for the amazing time I had during my stay in your absolute magnificent backpacker, which became the perfect home for me while working. The way you manage the White Elephant with so much heart and concern about every single guest is totally unique and is extremely appreciated by your "children", I can tell you that for sure. If I ever come back to the South Island I will definitely take a few nights in the White Elephant. Thanks Pam, Niclas.

Pam & Rex, thank you for allowing me to stay for such a long time at your place and for making me feel at home and feeling so comfortable. Thank you also for your friendly words, it is always hard to say good-bye. To leave your lovely place isnt easy for me. Thank you, Heiki.

Thank you for being such good parents to us, it was amazing time here in Motueka, we made great friends, learned a lot about ourselves and different people and cultures all around the world. Thanks a lot for this great opportunity. Stay as you are, you make the White Elephant such a unique place and so special to us. Hope we meet again Adrien & Heudrich

Loved staying here, from the time I made the first phone call to the time I checked out Pam and Rex were so friendly and helpful.  We stayed there for about 3 weeks and all loved the atmosphere of the place, beautiful gardens round the front and a small Orchard with various fruit trees out the back, showers we great, kitchen is the best I've seen in a hostel, rooms and beds had good character and very comfortable and warm at night. Free WiFi allowance per day. We stayed for a weekly rate which was the cheapest I've had in NZ. And two beautiful cats roaming the property, miss you poppy. Liam 

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