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 8.5

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Great hostel with great amenities. Would definately go back again 😊
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2019
    The Lodge is clean, clean, clean! Beds are comfortable. Temperature was nice and warm. We had the double room with en-suite. Clean and tidy with great bedding and towels. Value for money.
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2019
    I was really impressed by this place. It has great facilities, it is well kept and clean and the owner is awesome!! They went out of their way to accommodate me. Honestly the best hostel I have ever been to, great place plenty of information, very helpfull friendly and informative. I had an amazing experience here and highly recommend it. It was also amazing value for money. I look forward to my next stop over here.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2019
    Took my brother and parents to do the crossing over the weekend. The room was clean and comfy, the desk staff were helpful and accommodating, and everyone commented on how great the place was for the price. Had no problems getting the shuttle to the crossing either, the pick up point for the service we used was a couple of houses down the road
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    25 Feb 2019
    Great spot for doing the pass. Just stayed the one night, and they had some water and got a shuttle as I got in to town too late to buy any. Rooms were solid, only saw one outlet per room so another would have helped. Large tv room and eating area were nice, but the rooms were pretty loud. A person on the phone upstairs just travelled through the walls, but everyone is on the same page to go to bed at a decent hour and get up early for the hike. Selling some TP for the hike would've helped too!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Mar 2019
    Best stay for day hikes..
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    24 Feb 2019
    Really recommend this hostel if you are planning the tongariro crossing. Great location and short shuttle ride to the beginning of the hike. The hostel offers a shuttle bus and great advice. Really friendly staff. Cooking facilities maybe arent the best but still really good for that price. WiFi wasnt great but not an issue for a short stay.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    04 Apr 2019
    Great location if you want to do any hiking in Tongariro. Rooms are clean and the kitchen has all the necessities. Private rooms have space heaters which are nice when the temperatures drop at night.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel. Double private room was good. Showers and toilets clean and nice hot water. Kitchen was small and hard to find all equipment as it wasn’t all put away in the same place. Nice chill out lounge and pool table. Overall good hostel.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    01 Mar 2019
    Bad beds, instable bunk bed, very noisy rooms, dirty kitchen. 3p room was way too small. No lockers. Only suitable for a one night stay.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
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