Kiwipaka Waitomo Reviews
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Overall really nice hostel. Decor is a bit dated but not a big deal. Kitchen wasn't well stocked but clean. Reception did close at 7pm but we accept its winter and a bit quieter. Really close to all activities and information site. Kiwi experience stop so can be loud when everyone's in but wasn't really an issue as we had our own room. Would use this hostel again.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
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.