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One of the receptionist at the hostel was EXTREMELY efficient. I wanted to change my room type and she dealt with HostelWorld directly since I did not know how to change it. GREATLY APPRECIATED. As for the rooms, I thought they were kind of dirty, there were spider webs all over and it was very dusty. The atmosphere was okay, everyone did there own thing wish kind of sucked. I liked the fact that they had a cooking night and that they offered us vouchers for drinks at the pub.
Visited in Winter, rooms were warm, showers great, bar service awesome!!! great place for a short stay
Super friendly staff. Computer could do with updating couldn't access hotmail or Skype
Fantastic location and tons of great people to hike Tongariro or go to the thermal Springs with! Rooms were fine, bunk beds were a little unsteady, but comfortable. Like other reviews said, blonde hairs everywhere...weird. Bathrooms were fine, not dirty, but also not really clean. Hot showers and great water pressure, though! Kitchen was big and easy to use, although all kitchenware seemed like it had been cleaned by the same dirty towel. Free Internet use on desktops. Overall, worth it for me!
When we arrived the poor girl at the front desk was the only member of staff on duty and although she dealt with everyone as fast and efficiently as she could - it was very apparent she was under a lot of pressure! Well done lady you were very helpful!
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Definitely geared towards a younger crowd -- if an on-site bar and $5 chili con carne sounds splendid, this is the hostel for you! Location is reasonably central and staff was busy but pleasant. En suite double room was a bit cramped, but new and clean and fresh. No complaints.
Hostel was leaking from the roof, but the beds were fine and staff was friendly.
Beware this is a nomads hostel and therefore the rooms are rather dirty and smell. This is more due to the clientele attracted by this type of party hostel. I was in the 6 bed mixed ensuite, I don't think it was with the extra money as the bathroom wasn't very nice and was located beside the front door resulting in being woken by the crowds leaving for the crossing in the morning, or people smoking and chatting outside.
Great hostel, great place, great staff. Everything was great.
great location, friendly staff, nice pub inside - beds not clean!