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YHA National Park Backpackers & Climbing Wall Reviews

Finlay Street, P.O.Box 89, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

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166 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Really nice hostel. Beds were comfortable and the room was nice. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed my stay here. Just wish it was longer.

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We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your nice comment.


Definitely this hostel has tradition. It has a good kitchen area with freezers and large dinning tables with a nice view to the Volcano. The Climbing wall, good information from the staff, hiking equipment for rental and having a pub right in front of it are a plus. Downside are the bathrooms that, nevertheless being clean and good, are outnumbered (Only three showers).

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Thank you for your positive comment. Yes, we have 3 gents and 3 ladies showers for the 4 dorm rooms and standard double and twin rooms. Our other rooms are all with ensuite bathroom. Sorry, that you had to wait. Once off the Tongariro Alpine Crossing bus, a hot shower is the first thing everyone is heading for.


Functional hostel, could do with a face lift. A better communal area would make a more welcoming atmosphere.


No free internet, no free climbing. The bathroom was a bit cold.good localization, close to Tongariro.


Nice rooms, free wifi, but showers were cold


Good place to stay for doing the Tongariro Crossing or for exploring the national park. It was clean and comfortable with nice showers and good kitchen facilities. You had to pay for the wifi, but that's common in NZ hostels. Would recommend.


Not the cleanses but free wifi and good location


Follow blog link below for full review. Not really a lot of services on the small drag where this is located, but the hostel seemed kind of cool. Also a climbing gym. No WiFi and super cold (was there in the winter), but people seemed nice enough. I only stayed overnight, but seemed like an interesting place if you're into climbing. http://www.howdareshe.org/hostel-review-yha-national-park-backpackers/

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