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Extreme Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I stayed at Extreme Backpackers 2 times. The first time before I did the crossing. Craig offers a shuttle and when picked up after the crossing, you'll get a wonderful cold beer :-) The hostel has a big kitchen with all necessary equipment, a huge dining area and a nice garden. The dorms are spacious, the beds comfy and the...

1Thank Bettina O
Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 5 March 2017

When we arrived we were offered a second room with private shower without asking for. Very friendly owners/staff. Nice atrium. Good kitchen. An excellent hostel for trips in the Turangi area. We would come again.

2Thank TedNubi
Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best hostel we have stayed at in NZ! Really nice staff, clean kitchen and bathrooms and everywhere else. Nice backyard with hammocks, nice eating area and living room with tv and good couches. Really comfy beds, perfect for bodies who are tired and in pain after the Tongariro crossing. Also doesn't have any of those...

1Thank Stacy P
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Myself and my partner stayed here for 3 nights and it was a lovely friendly and clean hostel. The lady in charge is chatty and helpful and keeps the kitchen area neat and clean. There is free tea and coffee and in the private room a towel which was a nice bonus. The bed was comfortable and the duvet warm...

1Thank FionaFabBrain
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing hostel with great owners! Craig and Joe (middle aged blonde lady) are the owners and are very kind people. The kindest people i have ever met.Recently read a review about them which said they were not generous well those guys that wrote the review are dicks! I saw how you treated the owners so your review is not warranted...

1Thank azrg22
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Best hostel I have stayed in the owners Craig and Joe are very nice people. If you are staying in turangi stay here !! P.S Captain Jack from the rafting centre who also stays at the hostel is a legend. You have to meet him!

1Thank alexfrencie45
Reviewed 19 January 2017

After a long day cycling, we arrived late at the Extreme Backpackers without reservation. Luckily they still had 2 beds in the dorm available. The place is nice decorated and cozy and we felt a nice vibe. Unfortunately, this vibe vanished quickly the next morning. We woke up and it was raining cats and dogs. Horrible weather to go out...

2Thank Nadiem W
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Listed in BBH my family and I were planning to stay there 2 nights to do the Tongariro crossing. We ended up staying 4 nights this hostel and owners were so nice, friendly and made you feel at home. Very easy going, clean, comfortable hostel. Take some time to chat to Jo and Craig, they are just so lovely. Perfect...

1Thank Cécile P
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

BBH once again delivered a beauty. The hostel was quite quirky and easy to navigate! Free wifi (didn't reach my bedroom but never mind) and the kitchen was very clean! Saw people of all ages and nationalities - families, solo travellers, mature travellers, friends in their 20s etc. My parents had a double room and I went in a dorm...

1Thank NaomiF2901
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

For a reasonable price (50 NZ$) for me as single I had a double bed with colorful linen. Friendly and helpful staff. Spacy showers. Amazing huge kitchen and "living room". Internal garden for relaxing. Next to i-site, Turangi tavern, New World. Will be there again in a few days

1Thank Stefan K

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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Extreme Backpackers

Address: 26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: ₹ 1,102 - ₹ 3,370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Stay out of room number 8 or 9 if its raining, the roof gutter drain makes quite a racket as it runs out the pipe to the ground!”
CaptChris72, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 is in the wifi zone.”
Mirosson, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Bring a few friends to enjoy the group facility of the hostel”
traveloress, 12 Jun 2015 | Read review
“they have shared rooms as well as private rooms, with a community living room, kitchen and bathrooms.”
MlcAK, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Quieter rooms are attached to the climbing facility.”
Jmpow2, 13 Dec 2013 | Read review
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