YHA National Park Backpackers & Climbing Wall Reviews
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Great staff and helpful. The climb wall is nice, but most people are not skilled with Petzl belay devices. Could have a larger common room, although the kitchen and dining room did nicely. Lubricating the door hinges and pneumatic door cylinders would knock back late night building noises.
No qualms regarding this hostel, favourite thing was the location as it was very close driving distance to the Mount Doom walk! Great place for people that want to do the climbing wall, however i didn't stay long enough to try.
Bathroom was great and most things were fine. It wasn't really very social when we were there. Our bed was uncomfortable because you could feel the springs. Also, they charge you for wifi and even if you pay it costs a fortune to buy enough data to allow you to stream. Also the data was running out at a much more accelerated speed than normal.
Nothing is done to say welcome, no visit, showers not good. Pretty bad for a backpacker.
Nice place ,private rooms were nice just needed a towl hanger.
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.
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).
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.
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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/
Very nice place but the staff would like to charge us 5 dollars to use the shower after our stay! (we spent one night and we arrived around 6pm and left the day after at 6am - less than 12 hours). Fair price to the stuffs that they rent to do the crossing
The rooms are great; very cozy & spacious. The rest of the hostel is clean as well. Only complaint is that the mattress was quite thin and fairly uncomfortable for me to sleep on.
Cold rooms poor showers that didn't go very hot! Very clean and good kitchen though
Good place to stay if you are planning on doing the tongariro crossing. There is not a lot to do around as national park village exist just to accommodate hikers. They offer a shuttle bus for $35.
So convenient for the Tongariro Crossing and and all round great hostel.
Excellent base for visiting Tongariro and we appreciated the advice from reception re where to eat and what to do.