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Kiwipaka Waitomo Reviews

Kiwipaka Waitomo, Hotel Access Road, Waitomo, New Zealand

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129 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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The staff were really good here. They really looked after us here when we were waiting for our bus to come.


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.

  • 2nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • 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

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