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YHA Waitomo Juno Hall Backpackers

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for one night. We came without a reservation, luckily we wanted a non-powered site because they didn't have any beds. Very cheerful stuff who can give good advises. Besides the hostel you can find a pool and a tennis court, but also the Caves! Can absolutely recommend it.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely a hostel with above average quality. The six room dorm was surprisingly spacious, and the location is fantastic for any of the glowworm caving activies. One major sticking point i have with this otherwise fantastic place was charging for WiFi access. Like, hello, its 2016 💁💁💁? As a discerning asian male, i expect access to WeChat to let all...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

So you walk in, the staff are super cheerful, asking for your first names, cause that's way more comfortable. They check you in and then ask your plans, because it's a very small town, with mainly just the caves and it's activities... They told us where to go, where to get discounts, where to go for dinner (thanks!) then you...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We walked in to the hostel and luckily there's space for us. Stayed in a shared girls' dorm. This YHA was special because it is located in the farm - get a little glimpse of farm stay. You can greet the super friendly cow, sheep and cute little lamb. Plus, the pigs. There's plenty of shower rooms and toilets for...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel was just so perfect! Between the adorable dog in the common area, to the neighbor's goat, pig, and deer peering through the fence, to the baby lamb on the property, I really felt like I was in rural NZ. The building also has a wonderful wrap-around porch so you can soak up the fresh air and scenery. The...

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This hostel is another YHA hostel which I have really enjoyed staying with. Dave the manager is very friendly outgoing and fun to be around. The beds are nice, rooms clean and a very quiet farm setting. The TV room is comfy and the kitchen nice. I wanted to go for a short walk and the manager gave me a...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The hostel has a really lovely atmosphere, set amongst a farm and surrounded by rolling countryside and animals. Myself and a friend stayed here for two nights, and Steph who greeted us was lovely and I immediately felt at home. It's right above the black water rafting place, and maybe a 15 min walk into town, but the manager was...

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the camping grounds for 2 days. The facilities are good enough for what you pay. The first day the girl at the reception desk was nice and welcoming. The second day the manager was not so great. Made me feel as though I couldn't ask questions as I should already know the answers to them (weird sarcasm). Even...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The owner was welcoming, friendly, and armed with a cutting sense of humor that served to skewer a politically-miserable American such as myself. As I walked into my first ever hostel experience, alone and weary from a day of caving only a stone's throw distance (across the street really) in Aranui Caves, I have to admit I was a bit...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Juno Hostel is located within the boundary of Waitomo Village (5 mins by car to the centre of the village?) and feels more like a home stay than a hostel experience. It resembles a long wood cabin with a very homely and inviting communal area (kitchen, lounge, dining). We stayed for the night in a double ensuite room and found...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waitomo has been entertaining guests for decades with its deep caverns, luminescent glowworms and dark waterways for generations. YHA Waitomo offers the perfect base to experience all this spectacular place has to offer. The hostel is situated on a farm and has stunning views and native forest as your backdrop. Relax in a hammock by our large swimming pool and unwind from the adrenalin activities on your doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Waitomo Juno Hall Backpackers

Address: 600 Waitomo Caves Rd, Te Kuiti 3977, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Kuiti
Price Range: $53 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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“It's a hostel, not a motel, so adjust expectations.”
Sawhira, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Co-ed dorm was safe and comfortable”
, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All looked good - I was in campervan and recommend staying in green area by the pool.”
BirdLover1959, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet.”
fitmom1010, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Don't be shy to ask any advice to Stephanie, she is so helpful and she can propose you a free lift to the village.”
BastienCrb, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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