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Rongo Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 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 Dinner, Bed and BreakfastResponded 8 November 2017

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 Dinner, Bed and BreakfastResponded 22 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 Dinner, Bed and BreakfastResponded 21 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

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Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo Dinner, Bed and BreakfastResponded 8 November 2017

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 Dinner, Bed and BreakfastResponded 13 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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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
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Price range
US$ 62 - US$ 572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$ 62 - US$ 572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"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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