wood fired pizza oven at Mainstreet Lodgeclean and comfortable backpackers accommodationcommon kitchen, dining area and TV roomspecial discount rates for group bookingsspecial Maori meeting housethings to explore around Kaitaiacook your own food in our great kitchen or book a pizza night with us

Welcome to Mainstreet Lodge
Affordable Accommodation in Kaitaia

Kia ora, hello. Mainstreet is under NEW management and we welcome guests to come and discover the unspoilt Far North. At Mainstreet Lodge we offer friendly, clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in the heart of Kaitaia.

Mainstreet Lodge accommodation is situated in Kaitaia’s town centre, a great base for your Far North adventures and a short, flat walk to the shops. Tours to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach are recommended and can be booked for you through our tour desk.

Dobra Dosli, Welcome, Kia Ora

For those of us who are privileged to live here we are proud of our rich multicultural heritage. Visitors are welcomed by town signage in Maori, English and Croatian, representing the three main cultures that built Kaitaia to what it is today.

Whare Te Ohonga

On our grounds is a special carved Maori meeting house – read about it here.

Group Bookings

We welcome group bookings for your family or friends and offer a special discount rate for groups of 10 or more when booked directly with us and 4 or more sharing a room.

Guest Comments

May 2015

"Awesome. Clean and super friendly"

What a hidden GEM of a place!

Clean, good facilities, quiet and best of all- the people are LOVELY!

I wandered in a little weary having just completed a solo cycle ride from the bottom of NZ to the top. Despite me not booking anything, I was welcomed in and within minutes we were exchanging high fives to celebrate finishing!

Susie and Carol, the new managers were super friendly and made me feel right at home the second I walked through the door. Even though it's their first week of managing this place- it felt like they had been here forever. A friendly check in, organised, the place was clean and had a great atmosphere.

My room was immaculately clean. Oh and I'm sure backpackers will appreciate this... There are REAL duvets with clean removable sheets on that you can sleep under without fear of catching something or being bitten by something! It seems everywhere else I've been to in NZ you get a clean sheet, then a duvet or throw that is only washed once a year that you have to put over yourself. Not here! Oh how I loved the cleanliness!!

Facilities are good- everything you could want and need. The main town is less than a 5 min stroll away. There's nice hammocks to chill in, in the little garden area. There's also a communal BBQ area which would be great in the summer.

If only all backpackers experiences were like this. Only intended staying one night but delayed it and stayed an extra day chilling out. Loved it. Thank you!

Really appreciated your kindness and the room was perfect! Good furnishings, great kitchen and TV room. Nothing to tell more except thanks.


It was really good, friendly people and nice rooms, thank you so much.

Kristin and Andy

Karolina cooked a great meal so our night was very nice. THANKS.

Olda and Karolina

Loved this place – fantastic service, facilities and people. Really enjoyed Kaitaia and Cape Reinga, will definitely be recommending this hostel.

Nichola and Alex

I had a very good time here Allen and Claire,I will never forget u, We keep in touch, hope to see u again. To my NZ parents, with love


It was an absolutely great stay. The rooms are clean and nice furnished. You are so friendly and have always a smile on your lips.

Leonie, Marie and Manuel


Address: 235 Commerce St, Kaitaia, New Zealand

+64 9 408 1275

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