• Bus Depot Pick-up and Drop-off

    Bus Depot Pick-up and Drop-off

  • Accommodation for Everyone

    Accommodation for Everyone

    From single rooms to large dorm rooms.

  • Whale Is. from the Kohi Point Lookout

    Whale Is. from the Kohi Point Lookout

  • Great Outdoor Social Area

    Great Outdoor Social Area

  • The Beautiful Ohiwa Harbour

    The Beautiful Ohiwa Harbour


Welcome to Karibu Backpackers

We’re a small, clean, homely and environmentally friendly hostel situated only 2 minutes walking distance from the supermarket and shops.

When diving or visiting White Island, or enjoying the many attractions Whakatane has to offer, come and stay with us.

Testimonials / What Our Clients Say

  • Karibu Backpackers nice place nice hostel..visit white island
    Helke S

Special rate for seasonal workers

Whakatane is New Zealand’s sunshine capital with Ohope beach rated as one of the top beaches with sparkling waters and white sandy beaches.


Karibu Backpackers has many types of accommodation available to suit your person or group needs; from single rooms to dorm rooms for eight.

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