The only real budget option on the North Shore. If you care more about money and location than about the odd bit of peeling paint or modest-to-the-point-of-ramshackle furnishings, this backpacker-style village is for you. Hostel rooms are mostly located in the two main buildings. You don’t have to do much more than cross the street to get to the beach.

Our preferred location is Plantation Village, a collection of beach cabins, some private, some shared. Studio ‘condos’ directly overlook the ocean but are way too spartan for the price. Shared kitchens and laundry on-site.