Welcome to KeriCentral – Guesthouse & Working Hostel for Backpackers

KeriCentral is a vibrant yet homely guesthouse/working hostel for backpackers located right in the centre of Kerikeri township. Conveniently located 150 mtrs from the bus stop, restaurants/cafes and shopping you’ll find your home away from home.

With our multiple outdoor entertaining areas, solar heated swimming pool, two kitchens and a bbq area, you’ll find KeriCentral is ideally suited for all international backpackers. We have limited dorm beds per room, and private rooms available while our facilities are clean and tidy.

Multiple languages are spoken by the owners who always have time to chat and see how you are. This really is the perfect place to relax, have fun and be part of a great backpacking family while on your New Zealand adventure.

Free WiFi

The ultra fast free unlimited wifi will help you stay connected with your loved ones.

Free Phone

Telephone available for FREE local calls and toll calls via access numbers (0800)

Seasonal Work Advice

Bay of Islands is an ideal location for all seasonal work. Roles can range from Orchard and pack house work through to restaurants, construction, cleaning, retail and daily jobs. The owners and extended family members are well known in the area and work fruitfully to secure jobs on behalf of their guest if requested. Individual jobs may or may not require experienced people, however employers do require a great attitude with a good working ethos. Work can range from a few hours a day to 40+ hrs per week for up to the next 6 months +.

Whether you’re looking for a place to stay for a few days or looking to make some extra cash while on your working holiday, stay with KeriCentral Hostel and be apart of the KeriCentral Family.

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Kerikeri Farmers Market

A place to find local, fresh and healthy produce.
Located 2 minutes walk from KeriCentral and situated in the public car park off Hobson Ave, the markets are open every Sunday from 8.30am to 12 noon - rain or shine.


2021: Best of the Best Award Awarded by TripAdvisor
2020: Finalist in Customer Choice Champion for Westpac Northland Business Champion Awards
2020: Finalist in Northland Business Champion for Westpac Northland Business Champion Awards
2014: 100% Guest Rating 2014 was awarded by Travelbug
2013: 100% Guest Rating 2013 was awarded by Travelbug
2011: Platinum Property 2011 and Best Guest Reviews 2011 in Travelbug annual awards
Accomodation from $35 per night
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Phone: (09) 407 3542
Nico & Corina: 027 800 8067
Email: info@kericentral.co.nz

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Free Wifi

Tripadvisor award 2021

2020 Business Awards Finalist