Backpackers & hostels in and around Akaroa & The Bays are owner operated and smaller than those in the city. They offer awesome opportunities to meet the locals and enjoy what can often turn out to be a “one of the family” type experience. The hostels and their operators all have special features and where ever you go you will be treated to wonderful insights into Banks Peninsula environs and people.
Founded in 1872 by Antonio Rodriguez, a Portuguese immigrant, the Madeira keeps the colonial heritage of Akaroa alive and ticking! Right in the centre of Akaroa, with the contemporary gastro pub below, with dining room, bar and beer garden and above is the accommodation. Perfect for Backpackers and tradies you can stay with your large group or retire after a night down in the pub. Comfortable, affordable rooms and convenient breakfast and lunch options. you can rest assured your workers will enjoy their stay at the Madeira Hotel.