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A Plus Backpackers Lodge

Hostelworld.comUS$ 29*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at this hostel is great for doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The staff advised us not to take the shuttle back to the car-park, but just to hitch-hike, at is saved us 30 dollars per person. The hostel itself has an interesting atmosphere, everyone is allowed to write, paint and stick things on the walls, so it is a...

1Thank trippy92
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

After staying here in October I decided to come back in order to do the Tongariro crossing. The people are friendly and easy - going and very helpful...They help with any trip etc you want to do, are happy to give advice...great atmosphere :) a very well equipped kitchen. ..great prizes...I might come back for another hike :)

1Thank Anna N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a very quirky hostel run by a guy name Ian who ensures everyone has a good stay and is keen to get to know everyone. He is a very genuine and friendly guy. Well equipped kitchen and big lounge complete with tv and a big collection of DVDs (although Lord of the rings is a popular favourite!). No...

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The hostel is located in a quiet neighborhood. The showers are hot and the pressure is amazing. The ktichen is clean and well stocked. We loved all the art and sayings. Ian, the owner is so nice and helpful. He even made a cake for my husband's birthday! We would definitely stay here again the price and people were a...

Thank AdventureKelly
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Driving from paeroa to Masterton and back to paeroa but chose to stay over night half way. Wanted some where cheap and that would allow dogs. And this place was perfect. Awesome service and hospitality by the owner Ian, awesome guy. The showers were clean, the room was clean and the place had some personality to it. Well Suited for...

Thank Tuhiao W
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The hostel grounds look decrepit, but the owners keep the kitchen, bathrooms and rooms very clean. We stayed two short nights to hike Tongariro. Just let the owner know you plan on visiting the National park, and he’ll find another couple with a car. Basically you drive to the end of the crossing, leave one car there, then drive to...

1Thank Audream9
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay if you like nice talks with everyone around you. Ian, the owner of the place knows everything about the neighborhood, local attractions and the best way to discover that. Don't hesitate to ask! And actually talk to everyone, you'll make the most out of your journey when you open-up, not just staring at your mobile. I...

Thank Georgina F
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Ian the owner and also his son really make a difference. Frankly saying, the bedrooms, toilets and the kitchen are not the newest models, but still ok and working. We stayed just one night, it was pretty calm. Car parking directly in front of our room. There are a lot of furniture and stuff spread around. There is definitely a...

Thank M598MCvanessas
Olfen, Germany
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The hostel itself is old and tired with lots of graffiti everywhere, facilities are ok, it was good for one night or passing through. bed comfortable and good shower, parking out front and tea/coffee available in kitchen

Thank Mike C
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The owners, without exception, were the most helpful I've ever come across giving me tips on the local amenities and attractions. It was the perfect location for the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing and many other walks round this area that I wasn't aware of. I had only booked 2 nights but would have liked to have stayed a lot longer because...

Thank marjlee
aplus360, Owner at A Plus Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much, and i hope you have many happy times and adventures i new zealand, come back soon

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
a 10 minute walk from the i site and supermarket.we are happy to pick up and drop off.deals with local shuttle to do the tongariro crossing.a relaxed family vibe in which to do hiking, skiing, trout fishing. thermal activity. hiking in the kaimanawas forest park, exploring the local glow worm cave at okapata down shaft, and central located in the middle of the north island, to do hawkes bay winery , taranaki and mt egmont, and a half way point between auckland and wellington ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Plus Backpackers Lodge

Address: 41 Te Iwiheke Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: ₹ 1,745 - ₹ 3,620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — A Plus Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Don't get a room next to the bathrooms if you want a quiet night of sleep”
trippy92, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Great Hostel for a Great Price! Felt like home!”
AdventureKelly, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“share the love :)”
chloe1436, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“end of the corridor, distance from the bathroom”
60petrag, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have patio doors onto a green area and they look nice”
Bernadette54, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
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