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Ski Haus Reviews

Carroll St, PO Box 79 National Park, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

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25 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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The staff was incredibly helpful and always had answers for our questions. Also the common room has a fireplace and games which is just what we wanted after our hike at Tongariro! Would definitely stay again!


We booked ski haus but when we arrived there is no one (not even staff) in it. We need to call the staff and their reply was they moved everything to YHA and asked us to walk to YHA. However, we gave another phone call because it's quite impossible for us to transit with our broken luggage under the big rain. There's a Chinese staff whos very helpful and agreed to drive us there.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


No heater in the communal areas, one electrical plug for 8 beds dorm room, Wifi too expensive, far from the bus stop,... I forgot something but they never reply to my emails. Definitly the worst hostel where I have been!

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
A lot things can be clarified for your comments: 1)If you look down in your room, you should found 2 plugs close to heater. If you look for more than that, we can offer you the extension on your request. 2) You can spot bus stop from our window. Intercity bus stop is just in front of us, though not Naked bus or other bus you chose with. 3) Never reply to your email?! I still have sent-out copies of my replies to you in my email box. We had more to say, felt sorry for the comments like this


No lockers About a 5 min drive to the national park Very friendly and helpful staff, was very busy while we were there, so sometimes we waited a while for someone at reception. Super calm hostel, quiet and chill. Fireplace was awesome to warm up to. Fairly clean bathrooms and kitchen. Excellent value for money.


Budget accommodation does not have to have a cheap mattress. The mattresses on the beds were ready for renewal. Although adequate for a short stay the Ski Haus stood out in the area as being shabby and will need some money spent on it soon. As the property is aimed at a younger adult the internet access will need to be improved.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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