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    Rongo Backpackers

    130 Waverley Street | P.O. Box 54, Karamea, New Zealand
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    31/12/2017 1/1/2018
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    Traveller (21)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    • Excellent74%
    • Very good15%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible7%
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    “radio station” (8 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Multilingual Staff
    Pets Allowed
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    Reviewed 7 September 2016

    The whole hostel is an art piece in itself with every inch of it being painted or decorated by one of their previous guests. The hostel also features a radio station and invite their guests to have their own show for a few minutes or...More

    Thank Robin_Laura
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 13 September 2016

    Hi Robin and Laura, Thanks a LOT for taking the time to write a lovely review of Rongo and thanks also for coming to stay and taking the awesome 360º photos of the hostel and the Oparara Arch and doing a radio show on Karamea...More

    Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

    I was the resident yoga teacher for a few weeks in June and it was a nice secluded quirky place. The owners, Paul and Sanae are lovely! This hostel is definitely unique because there is a yoga studio attached, and there are cheap ($5) classes...More

    1  Thank Kayla S
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 16 September 2016

    Hi Kayla S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your time at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery and for your constructive thoughts on how we might improve. You stayed with us in mid-winter and it is the quietest time of year,...More

    Reviewed 25 June 2016

    In between tramps in the middle of winter 10 ATC members made a great choice to stay at Rongos for a night and to use their efficient track end shuttle services (under the name of Karamea Connections). Another great choice was the Heaphy Conquerors Feast...More

    Thank 8Hazel8
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 16 September 2016

    Hi 8Hazel8, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write about your stay at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery, the "Heaphy Feast" and our transport service Karamea Connections. It was a pleasure to host the Auckland Tramping Club and...More

    Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

    Thoroughly recommend Rongo Backpackers, lovely old building with heaps of character. Right in the centre of Karamea easy walk to the pub. We had a very relaxing evening sitting beside the fire pit listening to the DJ running the local radio station from the shed...More

    Thank Highlander65
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 28 March 2016

    Thanks a LOT for your kind words guys. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us...come on back again any time!

    Reviewed 19 August 2015

    I had an incredible time in Karamea, thanks to Rongo’s hospitality: these guys really do appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds them and certainly know how to share it! Down to earth – out of this world! LOVE IT!More

    Thank PixieinNZ
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 8 January 2016

    Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words Pixie. Thanks also for coming to stay with us and for taking the time to tell others about who we are and what we do. Please come and stay with us again soon! Regards from Sunny Karamea,...More

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    • 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
    • Price range
    • US$ 63 - US$ 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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    "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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