Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 8.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    Excellent hostel overall. Big dorm room with friendly other guests. Good kitchen space. Also within walking distance of food and bars. Provided us help booking a shuttle to the hike.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.4


    19 Mar 2020
    We had a good stay at this hostel. We got upgraded upon arrival. The workers were friendly and helpful. The place was very clean, but we did find a lot of hair in our drain which was causing the water not to go down in the shower (eww). But besides that I found it a nice place to stay.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jul 2020
    Great little place to stay if you’re doing the Tongariro Crossing or going skiing. We had a private room which was tiny but exactly what we needed for 2 nights. Only bad thing was the shower in girls showers was freezing cold and tiny trickle. Not what you want after hiking in snow. The kitchen facilities and lounge with pool table and tv are AWESOME. Thanks
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 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
  • 8.0


    17 Mar 2020
    Not much to do around the town, but that can’t be helped. Good location for the Tongariro hike. We had an issue with our room, but reception was helpful, took care of it, and upgraded us. Fair experience for what we paid.
    USA, All Female Group, 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

    22 Feb 2020
    Friendly staff but for own room it was not the worth the value paid as the place was very cold.
    Canada, Male, 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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