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A-Plus/Samurai Lodge (iwiheke backpackers)

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7.8
Very Good 126 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.2
  • Security 7.2
  • Location 8.2
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 7.8
  • Cleanliness 6.5
  • Facilities 7.7
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7.8
Very Good 126 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.2
  • Security 7.2
  • Location 8.2
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 7.8
  • Cleanliness 6.5
  • Facilities 7.7

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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
15th Sep 2017
8.6

Really laid back atmosphere. Very nice and helpful staff, happy to have a great yarn. Amazing value for money. Really enjoyed my stay :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
6th Sep 2017
10.0

I really enjoyed my time staying there! The owner was very friendly and would always the crack the old joke. He made us feel right at home. There is a basketball hoop for when you get bored, a ton of good books, and a nice lounge to hang out with the others staying in the hostel. Having stayed at other hostels in the Tongariro area before, I came in with the assumption that I would need layers of clothes to keep me warm at night. However, the rooms are warm and cozy. Would definitely recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 17 reviews
2nd Aug 2017
8.0

Lovely place to stay

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • China, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
29th Jul 2017
6.6

They charge me $5 for using WiFi. But I can't connect it in the room!!!the sheet looks not very clean. But the staff is nice

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
26th Jun 2017
5.1

Stains on the sheets, lock on the door didn't work, the facilities it lists were a bit run down (pool table etc) and the wifi although free wasn't very useful the lights in the lodge were all switched off at night and couldn't be used at all. Staff were very friendly and knowledgable however the facilities were disappointing

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
15th May 2017
8.3

Really nice and knowledgeable owner. Really nice aesthetic to the hostel. Most fun looking place I stayed in in new Zealand. You can earn your keep by doing a couple hours work a day

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
12th May 2017
8.9

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 colourful scenery. It did not bother us at all! If you are staying in a room next to the showers, you might have some sound from that, but it is not too troubling.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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