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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us had two excellent rooms. The facilities were superb and the view spectacular. Breakfast was sufficient, service great. Steve and his staff that we met were very helpful. Used the spa after a gruelling bike ride, just what we needed. Would stay again. Fantastic place.

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lknz is a clean and comfortable accomodation.Spacious living areas and kitchen are included in the dorm section and the onsite cafe and patios are great to take a breakfast or lunch.Steve the owner is amiable and friendly and very willing to assist travellers with any travel queries they may have.Ohakune itself is a pleasant and charming little place worthy of...

Thank Jacob_L2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a horrible night a few nights earlier at another backpackers so this was such a relief to come here. Greeted with smiling and relaxed faces. Clean facilities, very clean tidy rooms and fully equipped kitchen and lounges. Nice view of the mountain. Sorted my shuttle to Tongariro easy peasy. Hot tub was perfect and absolutely mint after the...

1Thank Marty T
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every effort has been made by the proprietor to make this motel a great place to stay but unfortunately the one thing you want from it is a good nights sleep and that just didn't happen. The room we had was like an oven with no way of opening the window by more than 2cm and was no more than...

Thank MHIChris
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The heater inside the room was missing, luckily they provide sufficient blanket, otherwise we can't sleep. Is freezing outside. Love the kitchen, not new but they got everything you want. Probably will stay again next time.

Thank Leong W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed at the LKNZ Backpackers for 3 nights to ensure that one of the days would have good enough weather for us to 'do' the Tongariro crossing, and also having arrived by train we needed to fit with the train timetable! We were not disappointed! We had been in touch with LKNZ before we arrived in order to book...

1Thank Polly D
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Trist is a really pleasant and nice place for anyone looking for a cheap and convenient place to stay in Ohakune. Friendly staff, clean newly built (renoverad?) kitchen and really nice big clean showers. You can also get a cheap brekkie here if you want to. Definitely recommend this place!

Thank Susanne P
Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Superb place to stay! My room didn't have a heater though and the showers and toilet facilities are limited but that wouldn't stop me coming back! The staff are super helpful and the laundry facilities are also on point! :)

Thank Josh R
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We booked this at the last minute as an overnight stop. We booked a family room and were upgraded to one with a bathroom. It was really comfortable, well arranged and great value for money. There were great kitchen facilities, its close to New World if you need supplies and right in the heart of Ohakune. There is also a...

Thank SarahJanr
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have just returned from Ohakune. We were very happy with the service and room provided. The first day we had breakfast in the cafe where there was a great selection and the next day we were provided with a packed breakfast for our Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trip, this was also a great pack. The unit was very up to...

Thank Staceb1

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A friendly, comfortable and inexpensive hostel at the base of Mt Ruapehu. LKNZ Backpackers is a great base for the Ruapehu Ski Resorts, Tongariro Crossing, Old Coach Road Track, Whanganui River and many other amazing walks and tracks in the Ruapehu area. Convenient shuttle services available for all activities. There is a wide range of accommodation options to suit your budget from New Kitchenette En-suites, Privet Doubles, Dorms and Cabins spread over 4 building each with there own kitchens and lounges. Van and Tent site available too.With action packed activities in the area all year round LKNZ have loads of Local Knowledge to share with all of our guest. As far as affordable North Island ski field on Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro accommodation goes, look no further than LKNZ Lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about LKNZ Lodge

Address: 1 Rata Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: ₹ 2,159 - ₹ 5,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — LKNZ Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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“Ask for a room with mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles PollyD_11, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Eastern Side of buildng has a nice view of a snow topped mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles Ollllllllie, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Decyporch, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
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