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Overall our stay was comfortable and the facilities were clean however, I was unsure of how the owner came to balance owing when we left...firstly, it was not made clear to us the cost of our transfer to Tongariro and the deposit I paid online was not deducted from the balance he said that online deposits/booking had nothing to do with him even though when I booked online it showed the deduction from the final balance! For this reason only I probably wouldn't stay there again :(
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
My stay at Howards was fine, but it certainly doesn't make the list of top hostels at which I've stayed. The best thing is the location; it's quite close to the spot where you begin the Tongariro Crossing so getting there is easy. My dorm room was a little cramped and there are no lockers or locks on any of the doors though I imagine theft is not an issue. The bus ride to/from the Crossing is a bit pricey (NZD 30), and they charge for internet. A fine hostel at a mediocre price.