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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

For a regular YHA customer, I was very much disappointed by my experience. I booked a private room with ensuite. This resulted in a room at the back of the hostel which needed blinds closed as it opened onto a campground and car park. The smell was of mothballs and airfreshner (not a pleasant combination), furniture ratty, bathroom although clean,...

2Thank aussiebeth
2Reception, Front Desk Agent at YHA National Park, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Although we wish you would have come to reception to talk to us about your issues - we could have changed your room to an upper floor room if you had given us the chance. As for the other points about the room, we checked for mold...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

They have a shuttle the takes you to the crossing and back which is convenient. Plenty of space in the fridge. Short walk to the convenience store. The only thing that was annoying was that the wifi isn't free.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed here as we were doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing ($35 for the return shuttle trip but I believe thats the going rate for most accomodations/tour companies). Overall, the hostel is a tad dated, but it was comfortable for our two night stay. The kitchen is spacious, the bathrooms were clean and there is a lounge room- but it...

Thank olivia z
Rabat, Morocco
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

"Perfect for a rainy day!" - as advertised right in their website and flyer. My family of five jogged over in the rain for what we thought would be a morning of fun on the indoor climbing wall despite the dreary weather. Instead, the only two qualified instructors decided it was a perfect time to go shopping. What a bust....

2Thank MikeJ88
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

In comparison to the outrageous pricing on everything else in National Park, the YHA was very reasonable for the 4 of us to share a 4person dorm room with on suite bathroom. The rooms aren't super spacious, and are quite bare, but do the job well. Beds were comfortable, bedding provided was warm and clean. The kitchen is nice and...

Thank Kaitlinjenkins
Brigg, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Little has changed in 8 years when first visited. A general air of shabbiness reigns, it needs a makeover. Clearly little has been spent on the upkeep. It is, however quite friendly and the location is ideal for access to Tongariro National Park

Thank threebelltower
Reviewed 14 September 2016

2 large kitchens Family climbing wall for cold days great large rooms friendly staff. Very flexable have stayed many times this season. Warm rooms bedding provided option of your own bathroom. Shuttle service.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had a great time few years ago it was a good place to chill after a long day riding and if you still have the energy go for a climb ;) We ha d our own van so we drove up to the mountain ourselves, just be careful if it snows really hard as you will need your own snow...

Thank Simon L
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed just the one night. We booked a double ensuite room. It was suitable for what we needed. The amenities were well stocked and there was plenty of room for us to cook and dine. Was a lot of travellers of all ages there. Staff were informative and helpful. The price was reasonable. Would stay here again when we pass...

Thank Al_Colbs
Franz Josef, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

When I first arrived there was a slight problem with my room but I asked to change rooms and was updated to a room with less beds and ensuite! Also one of the bunks had a double at the bottom and as I was first in the room I was able to nab the double. Yesss starfish! (Small luxuries!) So...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magnificent view of volcanoes right from our doorstep. Closest hostel to start of TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING with own bus - $ 35 per person return. Most rooms with ensuite bathrooms, off-street parking, internet/Wi-Fi, DOC hut passes. INDOOR CLIMBING HALL 8m high, 55 top rope climbs, beginners - advanced. Transport to Tongariro Northern Circuit, 42 Traverse and other mountain bike trails, free pick up from Intercity bus stop and train station. Whanganui River trips. Bar/restaurant next door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA National Park

Address: 4 Findlay Street, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Price Range: $33 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Closer to base of Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Ski Field”
 of 5 bubbles rachelhG707IS, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Should you acquire a private room, ask for the one in front, not the one at the back which shares wall with the TV room.”
 of 5 bubbles automidori, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I booked my room on Travelbug. It was the cheapest way.”
 of 5 bubbles nickaliar1, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you like a room with a view ask for one facing the mountains!”
 of 5 bubbles 547clarem, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in room 2, which holds 10 bunks for co-ed travellers. Good amount of storage, decent amount of power outlets to charge your electronics.”
 of 5 bubbles JulyChild, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
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