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Junohall YHA Hostel Waitomo Reviews

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

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207 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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This hostel has a very "at home" atmosphere, the staff are really chatty and friendly, there's a huge fully-equipped kitchen and lounge with plenty of sofas, TV and a nice collection of DVDs. The hostel takes in orphaned animals (they live outside!), and if you like, you can help out with bottle-feeding baby lambs. Just 5 minutes' walk from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company office and a 15-20 minute scenic walk to the village.


It was pleasant to stay at Juno Hall. The girl and the owner at the reception are particularly nice and helpul. The owner have an original humour. They sell some tins, bread, eggs, cereals, milk, and even home-made curry, all at very cheap price. This is very helpful as there is no grocery in Waitomo, so otherwise you would need a car to get to next town and buy fresh food. They also have animals around in the farm, plus a cat and a dog, when I was there they had young lambs to cuddle & feed.


The hostel had a really great atmosphere. Definitely felt more like a home than a hotel and I really enjoyed staying there. There were lambs on the property that we could pet and a big living room and dining area where you could meet other guests. Right across the street from the Discover Waitomo blackwater rafting, so we could just walk on over for our tour.


Very clean, nice rooms, good kitchen facilities, cosy common area and very helpful and pleasant staff. Great point of access for the Waitomo caves. Also located on farmland, with some highly entertaining animals present, including some adorable and very personable fluffy pigs.


Such a fantastic hostel! We had an amazing time here, and were genuinely sad that we had to leave. I highly recommend staying here!


Excellent! Would defiantly stay here again!


good hostel, attentive front desk worker, the fireplace was so cozy at night after being in the freezing cold blackwater rafting cave.


If you travel Intercity, ask to have them drop you off since you pass it on the way to town. The hostel is right across the area where the Black Water Rafting Co tours start so it was really convenient. The room was comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. The man that works there is a real jokester so prepare to be picked on a bit. He's nice though and will give you a ride if you need it.


Lovely hostel. Wish I'd known just how lovely before I planned to leave after only one night! Could definitely spend a lot more time here, especially in the summer.


Nice, warm and cozy. Staff really friendly. Kitchen kind of dirty, but close proximity to The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is a plus (on opposite side of road)

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