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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have practically nothing but good things to say about the hostel. Some people may be put off by the distance of the hostel from the local shop; however, the owners were more than happy to give me a free lift into town to purchase some food for the Alpine Crossing. The hostel itself feels like it should be on...

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend for all looking for a warm friendly place to stay. The hostel felt like home, a warm fire and incredibly friendly and helpful staff, the owner was even generous enough to give the three of us a lift to Whakapapa village! The hostel is perfect for all ages, an amazing Narnia themed room for children and a large...

Thank Tom R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the crossing backpackers before we did the northern circuit hike and we absolutely loved it! Amazing service and the owners are very kind. It is very quirky compared to a lot of backpackers hostels we have stayed in and we all loved it and will be back in the future! Thanks a tonne!

Thank ally v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Room was clean, staff were helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Lovely kitchen area, lovely games room and lovely spa bath. Cool movie room, just not many movies to pick from/popular choices... Free tea and coffee.

Thank Josephineelliott
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

When I first arrived I was a bit unsure about this one, but when I took myself on a tour of the place I soon discovered it was a tardis. MUCH bigger inside than it appears from outside. The water pressure isn't great, but I think that says more about my spoilt big-city under-appreciation of the scarce resource than about...

Thank hotdevittydog
crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing Backpackers, responded to this review

What a great description of the place you have given ! pleased that you enjoyed the hostel and you found the 'wardrobe'

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

An excellent pace, warm, friendly and very welcoming!! I'd strongly recommend a visit and I think book early is probable necessary as this hidden gem won't stay a secret for long...very good value too, personal touch is an asset!!

Thank sbmcdonald
crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments, hope to see you again.

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first time ever at a backpacker. I was scared and nervous. But the owner/hostess was so welcoming. The linen was clean. I slept well through the night, so the bed was definitely comfortable. The kitchen is neat and tidy. The lodge had a very good lounge area with games and entertainment options. The place also had a...

Thank zaha84
crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing Backpackers, responded to this review

Happy that we could make your stay comfortable and you enjoyed the lodge.

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A really great place to stay at such a nice hostel with lots of character. Owners are angels even helped us when we were stuck in the national park and had lost our car keys.. And they can give you good advice about the tongariro crossing walk. Rooms are clean and cozy. Check the secret TV room :) take some...

Thank David P
New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We were so disappointed as the reviews that we had read on trip advisor about The Crossing Backpackers were fantastic. We thought this would be a great place to stay. Instead our room was incredibly worn and tired. The owner was very rude and and we didn't feel at all welcome. While there we also heard him being really rude...

3Thank kowhai2016
bryan38, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers, responded to this review

Wow, please let me explain, we had no idea that we had employed the incredible hulk, when he came to us he was down and out wearing nothing else but a tiny pair of paints, he was huge, green and grunted a lot, I should have put 2 and 2 together but maths is not my strong point and, well,...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Bryan and Miriam the hostel owners are very nice! This hostel has a lovely spa pool, free tea and hot chocolate, and lots comfy places to chill (ask about the Narnia room). I stayed with a friend as we were doing the Crossing. They have a convenient pick up/drop off shuttle service which is great. Its helpful to have a...

Thank emma2walter

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have quality budget accommodation with a variety of room types to suit family, friends and individuals alike. We offer free bus or train pick up from National Park Village. We also have a spacious TV lounge, pool table, a DVD room, dining & outdoor areas, fully equipped kitchen facilities with free tea and coffee, Wi-Fi guest internet, laundry facilities and a spa pool. Great rates and summer package deals for accommodation and Tongariro crossing transport are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crossing Backpackers

Address: Erua Road East, Tongariro National Park 3948, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park
Price Range: ₹ 2,420 - ₹ 4,501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Crossing Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Check inside the wardrobe in the TV room.”
 of 5 bubbles R6705WEtomr, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Just ask!!”
 of 5 bubbles sbmcdonald, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Explain your requirements!”
 of 5 bubbles matthewl20, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Close to the mountain side”
 of 5 bubbles 526thomash, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There is an entry way to the magical kingdom of Narnia here, see if you can find it!”
 of 5 bubbles Utunga, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
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