Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Howard’s Lodge is the ultimate start for all outdoor adventure in Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu Skifields and Whanganui National Park.

The lodge offers a broad variety of accommodation ranging from budget rooms to ensuite rooms. Daily transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the 42 Traverse Mountain bike track, Rental of ski equipment, tramping boots and walkingpoles and mountain bikes. Enjoy a fantastic summer experience or an exhilarating winter getaway; we have just what you need. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    Howard’s mountain lodge is the ideal place to stay before or after you do any hikes in the Tongariro National Park. The hostel is clean, beds are super comfy, staff is super nice and helpful, facilities are good and the atmosphere is great.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2020
    Excellent stay, the guy that checked me in was very friendly and booked my shuttle for Tongariro quickly on check in. The kitchen area is spacious, clean and gives you a chance to chat with people. The beds are comfy, the pillows are a bit too big for my preference but no worries. No problem with storing luggage until I had to get the bus, which is a 8 minute walk away!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2019
    Really good.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Feb 2020
    Such a great atmosphere, loved the lounge area and jacuzzi space, felt very calm and comfortable staying here. Great spot if you’re looking to do the alpine crossing and an awesome place to relax afterwards.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    06 Feb 2020
    Great place! Minutes away from Tongariro National Park. You can arrange transportation directly at the lodge if you are trekking. Staff is really nice and helpful. Our stay there was close to perfect but I believe you should make sure that people who book together are placed in the same dorm!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    15 Nov 2019
    Nice quiet town in the mountains. Everything shuts down by 8pm, but that's not terrible as most people are up with the sun to hike. It is worth noting there was no wifi in the rooms (the only access point being in another building). It had a cozy atmosphere and reception was kind and welcoming. Though, they did charge the amount of my full stay to my international card, prior to my listed arrival (despite their listing stating, 'pay on arrival'). Even after a reversal, I incurred fees.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Pretty chilled place. Just full of people doing the mountain pass, having down it that or the next day. Everybody was quite friendly when I was there. Showers were ok, kitchen was ok. Transport to the pass can be sorted at reception. Can’t complain.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Nov 2019
    Nice, cosy place to stay. We stayed here before doing the Tongariro Crossing making it a great location for that and we booked our shuttle at reception when checking in. I would say if you aren’t doing the crossing or skiing then it would be quite boring to stay here as there isn’t much else to do and the town is very small. It was a bit on the pricier side for us but the location was perfect for our activities.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Jan 2020
    The room was fine but bathroom needs maintenance and more showers. The kitchen is not the best. Lack of space, cookware and appliances need replacing.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.9


    03 Feb 2020
    The place is ok because it is cheap but it is very old and needs a bit of love.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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