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    Rongo Backpackers

    130 Waverley Street | P.O. Box 54, Karamea, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent74%
    • Very good15%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible7%
    Travellers talk about
    “radio station” (8 reviews)
    “pot luck” (5 reviews)
    “oparara basin” (9 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Multilingual Staff
    Pets Allowed
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Babysitting
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Ringo Backpackers is a very nice Lodge; maybe from Hippies very interessting desingd. Very good lunch and breachfast. S nice Place to sleep befor or after the „Great Walk“ with nice People on staff. It was a pleasure for me to stay by you.More

    Thank Josef W
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Josef, Thanks a lot for your kind words about Rongo and for telling people about your experience there. I'm also glad you enjoyed our meals made from fresh produce from our permaculture farm and other locally sourced produce. Sorry I wasn't there to meet...More

    Reviewed 21 September 2017

    This kind of place makes you happy. Art is always present and Karamea is peaceful and welcoming. This backpacker has something of very particular. That's easy to meet people there and staying in Rongo could be the ideal place to have a break. There is...More

    Thank Remi W
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 23 September 2017

    Hi Remi, Thanks a LOT for your kind words and for sharing information about Rongo with other travellers. It's a shame your radio show wasn't recorded...I heard some of it Live on 107.5, and it was awesome! Thanks again for taking the time to write...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

    As soon as we walked through the door Rongos had a great feel about it. There is a homely feeling, couches to relax on in front of the fire and a beautiful handmade wooden table that seats everyone for the home banquet. PLUS a live...More

    Thank Kerstin B
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 22 May 2017

    Oh stop it Kerstin B...Hahahahaha....You're embarrassing us! Really though, thanks a LOT for your lovely words and thanks for appreciating what we do. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, cheers for taking the time to tell other travellers about Rongo and come...More

    Reviewed 3 April 2017

    Rongo is a destination in itself with a good 'vibe', and plenty of information and help for whatever you want to do. Usual backpacker facilities plus a few rooms - an interesting town and area that justifies spending a few days rather than just passing...More

    Thank triptraveller8
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi TripTraveller8, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your stay at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery. I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed it and your time in Karamea. Please come back and visit the Oparara Basin and the caves and arches...it's amazing!...More

    Reviewed 12 March 2017

    Loved this place! It has a variety of sleeping options from dorms to twin share to private rooms, With many rooms looking out onto a lovely little courtyard with a pizza oven and BBQ. There is a spirit of welcome, friendship, artistic expression and sustainability...More

    Thank Barbara C
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 14 March 2017

    Why thank you​ Barbara, it was a pleasure to host you and I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come on back anytime and bring all your friends! (I promise you we'll make a wonderful "Heaphy Feast" dinner for you on your next...More

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    78.3 km
     
    Equestrian Lodge Motel
    520 reviews
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Babysitting
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 63 - USD 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • West Coast Region >
    • Karamea
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    Traveller (21)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (26)
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    Room Tips
    "Twin and double rooms overlook the courtyard. There is a twin-share option as well as dorms for the budget..."
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    "Purple room was great, dorms looked clean and comfy"
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    "They're all great rooms with a difference"
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    "Lovely rooms throughout, you can't go wrong. I stayed at the Green Room and had a wonderful massive..."
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