“The Pick of the Crop”Lonely Planet

  • - Provide help finding seasonal work
  • - Centre of city
  • - FREE off-street parking
  • - Great weekly rates
  • - Relaxed & friendly atmosphere
  • - Free Internet

The Rotten Apple Backpackers is an owner operated hostel located in Hastings, the harvest capitol of New Zealand. We provide budget accommodation and a friendly atmosphere for international backpackers and are specialists in finding seasonal work throughout the year.


Rotten Apple events

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Looking for work ? We can help you!

As you might have heard, Hastings is known as the work capitol of New Zealand with over 80,000 harvest related jobs available from October – June. The owner of the Rotten Apple has established great working relationships with orchard owners and contractors in the surrounding area which will guarantee work for a large number of backpackers throughout the year. rottenapple_work-help