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Junohall YHA Hostel Waitomo Reviews

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

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145 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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


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


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)


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


Friendly staff, beautiful location, good atmosphere.


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.


Excellent location if you're heading to the Legendary Blackwater Rafting Company's activities. Surroundings of the hostel are lovely. The kitchen is big and spacious. I think there's a lack of toilets though. And the sinks are the "Annoying 2-tap sinks" where one tap dispenses hot water and the other is cold water. You have to swing your hands left and right to get warm water LOL. Also, there's no space in the rooms if you want to blow your hair. You have to squat at the corridor haha


Amazing place to stay on the beautiful country side. They had several baby animals on the farm including 4 lambs we could help feed/play with. It was very clean and they also have the basic backpacker foods for sale as it is a small town that doesn't have great access to a supermarket with good hours. Great atmosphere and awesome staff.


Really helpful English girl working there sorted out our Glow worm experience and overall a really nice play to stay.


Very cool.place! Dave the guy in the reception was very funny and nice. Thanks.Lovely place to stay.


Really nice hostel with good staff and during winter a nice fire in the living room area. With limited competition in the area (Waitomo is small) its a bit expensive.


Great for black water rafting tours


Brilliant location and they've actually heard of Central heating unlike a lot of hostels I've been too. Not many hostels in the area so would recommend here.

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