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Junohall YHA Hostel Waitomo Reviews

600,Waitomo caves road, RD5 Te Kuiti, Waitomo, New Zealand

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88%

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180 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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86%

Very nice place and the staff are fantastic.


100%

Very accommodating hostel owner and really helped us out choosing the best tours for the best price. Would definitely stay here again as the surroundings are beautiful and the hammocks are great to relax in

  • 26th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Lovely, quiet little place which is very convenient located if you want to do any of the black water rafting. The guy running the place is awesome as well, as is the little dog guarding the place. Cheers guys!

  • 25th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

A lovely relaxing place to stay. Dave was really friendly and dropped us at the bus stop in the village (and brought my towel down when I left it behind!) There was a wide selection of board games and DVDs to watch as well as a pool and a tennis court. It was very clean and reasonably priced. It looked like it had a very nice camping ground too. I would definitely recommend for anyone to stay here :)


83%

We stayed here after our Black Water Rafting tour & it was literally right down the street from the tour. Our rooms all had locks but the main doors were always open. The reception is only open till 8pm so that's something to be cautious of. There's a large kitchen and common room area which was great to lounge around in. We didn't get to use it but there was a beautiful pool as well. There are plenty of showers and toilets which was nice.


100%

Stephanie was so very helpful. She picked us up from isite and dropped us off. She also dropped my sunglasses off at the bus stop when i left them behind


97%

This was a great hostel. The way it was set up allowed a very social environment so I met many other travelers. The staff were extremely friendly and also had very interesting personalities which also made the experience better. =) I also appreciated the small amount of groceries they sell in the hostel - there is no supermarket in Waitomo, so short of having a Toblerone for dinner, I was able to buy some actual food which was good!


86%

Dave the manager is great and very helpful. Hammocks we're awesome, comfy sofas, Mattresses are a soft foam, not a real mattress. Really close to the caves, 10min walk to the village- not that there is much there! Also hostel sells beNs, noodles, bread eggs etc... More than the general store!


94%

Fab hostel, really clean and good common areas. Staff are really friendly and welcoming. Short walk to main cavescaves. Would definitely stay here again.


100%

Receptionist is most bubbly and find list and happy person. Keep it up


91%

Stephanie the receptionist was awesome! She makes it an extra special place

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Nice hostel, in a very peaceful location. Great kitchen facilities, lovely deck and hammocks to relax on. Rooms clean, adequately sized. Bathroom clean and good water pressure in showers!


71%

Shower room is clean. A bit dissapointing can't use wifi. But you can meet fantastic worker.


97%

They were overbooked here and I up staying at kiwipacka hostel down the road. Give it 97% rating. Was great! Stay there!


80%

Nice hostel, not far from village area. It felt like staying at a farm with all the animals.


100%

Lovely hostel :) real home bibe with friendly staff. The new girl on the desk is really nice and very helpful. Showers were strong and clean. 100% recommended


83%

Very relaxed hostel. Love the fact that you can buy small items of food on site.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Very polite and funny staff. Good place to stay if you want to visit the waitomo caves.


94%

Friendly staff, beautiful location, good atmosphere.


94%

This hostel is the nicest one I've stayed in yet. It was right across the street from Black Water Rafting Co. which was perfect and a ten minute walk from the general store, pub, and restaurant. You would be best to bring food with you if you can, it's a small town and you can only buy from the general store which has very limited options. It is situated on a farm and has a cat and dog that roam around inside which I loved but if you're not into animals maybe choose a different place.


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