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Kiwipaka Waitomo Reviews

Kiwipaka Waitomo, Hotel Access Road, Waitomo, New Zealand

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126 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Accommodation split over several buildings. We stayed in a two-bed room which was clean but that's the best I could say about this place. The beds were uncomfortable and too narrow for the floppy mattresses, and the kitchen was very poorly equipped - not enough cookware and cutlery/crockery had to be rented from reception. Crowded due to the unwelcome presence of the Kiwi Experience bus. Wi-Fi was pay-for, poor quality and only worked in reception. On the plus side the Waitomo caves were close


Quiet location close to the Waitomo Caves. The Café and Pizzeria Morepork is fantastic, great pizza! The downside are the doors of all dormitories and private rooms. It's impossible to close Thema quietly, so from seven in the morning, when the Kiwi explorer guys get up, expect to be woken by a series of earsplitting bangs.


Not the cleanest hostel I've stayed in, but not horrible either. I stayed in a 4 bed room, and it was very spacious.


Located in the centre of town and the nearby bar/restaurant is convenient and good value. Staff are fine, not rude just not particularly interested. Kitchen facilities were adequate but under-used. Need to collect cutlery and crockery from reception and leave a deposit...weird. Must have a problem with thieves. No free wifi. This seems to be standard in NZ, which is disappointing. Rooms are fine, didn't use the shower but looked adequate (not appealing).

  • 10th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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