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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Staying at this hostel is great for doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The staff advised us not to take the shuttle back to the car-park, but just to hitch-hike, at is saved us 30 dollars per person. The hostel itself has an interesting atmosphere, everyone is allowed to write, paint and stick things on the walls, so it is a colourful scenery. It did not bother us at all! If you are staying in a room next to the showers, you might have some sound from that, but it is not too troubling. You have all the facilities you need here, from fully equipped kitchen, with even mixers and baking stuff, to very nice and warm showers. We booked four beds in an 8 person room, but ending up getting a 5 persons room, which was very relieving. It is definitely a good place to stay for the low prices!

Room Tip: Don't get a room next to the bathrooms if you want a quiet night of sleep
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank trippy92
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

After staying here in October I decided to come back in order to do the Tongariro crossing. The people are friendly and easy - going and very helpful...They help with any trip etc you want to do, are happy to give advice...great atmosphere :) a very well equipped kitchen. ..great prizes...I might come back for another hike :)

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
1  Thank Anna N
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a very quirky hostel run by a guy name Ian who ensures everyone has a good stay and is keen to get to know everyone. He is a very genuine and friendly guy. Well equipped kitchen and big lounge complete with tv and a big collection of DVDs (although Lord of the rings is a popular favourite!). No need to book a shuttle for the alpine crossing as you can just share lifts with others stay on at the hostel. Good location within Turangi close to supermarket and only 20 min drive from the crossing. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Lucy G
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The hostel is located in a quiet neighborhood. The showers are hot and the pressure is amazing. The ktichen is clean and well stocked. We loved all the art and sayings. Ian, the owner is so nice and helpful. He even made a cake for my husband's birthday! We would definitely stay here again the price and people were a great match.

Room Tip: Great Hostel for a Great Price! Felt like home!
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank AdventureKelly
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Driving from paeroa to Masterton and back to paeroa but chose to stay over night half way. Wanted some where cheap and that would allow dogs. And this place was perfect. Awesome service and hospitality by the owner Ian, awesome guy.
The showers were clean, the room was clean and the place had some personality to it.

Well Suited for tourists and those like us.

Thanks for having us Ian.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
Thank TuhiaoW
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