Welcome to Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

Translated from Maori, Koanui means a large and happy place to meet and stay, and we make every effort to live up to this. Koanui Lodge & Backpackers is a fantastic place to meet new and friendly people from all over the world - with great atmosphere and comfortable communal areas to relax and socialise in, we welcome you to come and stay, make some lifelong friends, and to enjoy "your home from home" in New Zealand.

We are an international backpackers and working hostel, mainly catering for young long-term guests looking for vineyard, seasonal, and factory jobs (we can arrange work for you), however we also offer budget overnight accommodation and can cater for groups (contact us for details).

Centrally located in the heart of Blenheim, Koanui is only a five minute walk from the town centre.

We do everything we can to ensure that our guests have a great time. We regularly organise fun activities on Saturday nights and we often run low cost local outings on the weekends in the summer.

The Koanui property consists of two parts; the main hostel building, a century old dwelling offering a homely atmosphere, and the modern lodge building providing comfortable and spacious ensuite accommodation.

Here for a wine tour or other Marlborough based activity? Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss all the options with you.

Whatever you're here to do in Blenheim, our team at Koanui Lodge & Backpackers look forward to welcoming you.

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