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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I stayed here with my younger brother when we were on the Kiwi Experience tour. We were lucky in that we were given a room for 2, whereas most of the other people on our coach had to share in a dorm. The beds were comfy enough, but after having been to the Waitomo Caves for Black Water Rafting, the...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we have taken your feedback into consideration. Cheers Kiwipaka Waitomo

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Waitomo Great location in the town. Only a 30 second walk away from 'Curly's' which is a bar serving food. The glowworm caves are only moments away by car so you're right in the heart of everything. We stayed in what could only be described as an apartment with two beds upstairs and two beds downstairs for a very reasonable...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review and points made about our hostel. We understand about our check in process and usually have our bus groups come in separately as to avoid confusion and so that everyone receives the information they need while staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you have an amazing trip...

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a double room in the lodge, which was actually very cheap. The room was super basis just had a bed and a desk really but not bad for the price. Toilet block was not too nice, floors always flooded and not enough facilities in peak season. All in all not bad for the price. The pillows are...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the review. In regards to the toilet block we have has that looked at recently and its all up and running as it should be. Again thanks for the review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in NZ. Regards Kiwipaka

Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This cost me $35 a night and it was most certainly not worth it. Check in was slow for people who were rushing to make their activities for Black River Rafting. There was ONE plug in the room to share amongst 4 people which was extremely inconvenient. The kitchen was a disgrace. It hadn't been cleaned by the cleaners for...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us, we will bring the power point situation to attention. Yes with check in it does take some time especially if you are travelling with a group because we can have 50 plus people all come in at the same time. If people are on earlier...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Quite tidy,we stay at the self contained cabins with ensuite, very small, but worth it at around a hundy a night. They have back packer accom and family rooms aswell. we have stayed twice here now and both times enjoyed it. They have a nice resturant and bar that serves great pizza. The location is fantastic within walking to shops...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, awesome to hear you enjoyed your stay especially for the second time around. Hope you will come and visit us again and had a good rest of your Xmas trip.

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed here with Contiki in January 2017. Small little rooms which get the job done for an overnight stay. Reasonably close to the caves and a short walk to a nearby lookout over Waitomo. Try and opt for a room with a balcony.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I was given the wrong key 2 times before they told me that i was supposed to be in another room. I had to walk back and fourth with my luggage several times because of their incompetence. It is expensive and they rip you off with wi-fi. At this price, wifi should be included. I did not feel welcome here....

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We appreciate the feed back and will be working to improve the check in process. Thanks

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Writing this review on the very reasonably priced and speedy Wifi. Comfortable new beds in a central but quiet location. The quad chalets (lodges) are great and well laid out. No TV for us but good Wifi and laptop movies kept u entertained after the enormous pizzas at the hostel cafe (Morepork after the owl but spelled MorePak for some...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

It is awesome to hear you had a wonderful stay and meal. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Close to many of the cave attractions, and local pub, "general store" (very very basic) and cafes, as well as playground for younger kids. Does offer wifi for $5 for a GB for 24 hours. Room had a television (that only offered Christian TV but we watched a movie) and basic coffee making facilities. Clean and tidy, and perfect for...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here at Kiwipaka and hope you will visit us again.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We surprisingly got a kind of private room without asking (2 singles) so that was an added bonus. Kitchen was of good size and quality too! However, bathrooms needed a clean and the staff were clearly flustered by the Kiwi Experience hoard, which made them unapproachable

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are taking your comment into consideration about the bus group and will make sure we come across as more approachable in the future. We hope you will come back to visit again. Thanks

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Waitomo Kiwipaka has backpackers accommodation as well as Chalet rooms. There is also a Pizzeria café/restaurant on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kiwi Paka Waitomo

Address: Kiwi Paka Waitomo School Road PO Box 26 Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: ₹ 1,061 - ₹ 5,303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwi Paka Waitomo 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Don't stay here or anywhere else in Waitomo.”
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