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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

All group booking are non refundable

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

LKNZ Lodge is in the township of Ohakune and situated right on the doorstep of the Tongariro National Park. LKNZ provides quality accommodation to suit all budgets, from En-suite Studios and Flashpacker Rooms to Budget Cabin Dorm Beds spread over three lodges. All Bedding is provided and Towels are available to hire.

We also have Storm Shelter; a Café onsite, which is a great place to catch up with people about the day with a coffee and treat yourself to a great breakfast, toasties or snack.

Shuttle service provides daily transport to the Tongariro Crossing, Ruapehu ski fields, and other walks.
Ride the Ohakune Old Coach Road and check out AJ Hacketts first NZ bungy jump off the Hapuawhenua viaduct in 1987.
Do a guided or freedom hire canoe adventure along the idyllic Whanganui River and check out the Bridge To Nowhere.

With action-packed activities in the area, all year round the LKNZ crew has loads of local knowledge to share with all of our guests and can organize and book you in for what you choose to experience during your stay.

LKNZ Lodge has magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu. Supermarket, restaurants and bars, rentals and shops all within a 2 minute walk. Just a 20 minute drive up the mountain to Turoa ski field and only a further 20 minutes to Whakapapa on the other side of the mountain.

LKNZ Lodge facilities include: four fully equipped kitchens, laundry and drying room, central heating, dining and lounge areas with pool table, high-speed wireless internet, three TV rooms with movie library, free off street parking with CCTV.

Our Lodges have modern kitchens, comfy lounges with TVs and an extensive D.V.D library for those quiet relaxing days.

Our Back Lodge is older and has a slightly rustic feel to it. The bathrooms require a short covered walk outside to get to them.

Come let the LKNZ Crew make your time in Ruapehu awesome!

Please inform us if you arrival will be after office hours (Tues-Thurs 7pm, Fri-Mon 9pm)

Unlimited WIFI when you check-in! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2021
    A great place to stay in Ohakune. A really comfortable and clean place to stay. We would stay here again, it’s great value for money!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2020
    Spent Covid here
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2020
    This hostel kind of feels like a cabin, really cozy and great amenities. Lots of people around cooking in the common areas but quiet at night. Good location if you are driving through the area.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2019
    Came to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & stayed for 2 nights @ LKNZ. We had a wonderful stay (very quiet mid-week)—our basic private with double bed was very comfortable and the on-site café was a lovely perk! Ohakune was the perfect home base for access to the National Park. Tongariro Crossing shuttles were available directly from the hostel, but National Park Village (with more flexible shuttle options) was just a short drive (
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 May 2020
    Staff were really and helpful, but I didn't sleep well as the walls are paper thin, I had people crashing down the stairs on one side and screaming babies on the other. Nothing the hostel can help though. It's great value for what it is!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Jan 2020
    Nice Place to stay for the night, worth every cent could do with more showers that are seperate from toilet.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Dec 2019
    Was a great place to chill out and see the sights. People around was great to get talking to and the staff was helpful. Area was clean and tidy and cooking equipment was at hand. I was stay here again
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Jan 2020
    An ok hostel well located, secure inexpensive, and clean, but let down by having only one bathroom with shower and toilet for use by 8 people.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    19 Apr 2019
    I've stayed in LKNZ a few times over the Summer and Winter seasons. They are consistently good. Always friendly and accomodating. Pretty clean. The kitchens have all the equipment you'll need.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    24 Jan 2020
    My stay was mediocre. I primarily booked this location because of the hot tubs pictured and when I got there it was not I closed with the stay. At first impression, the staff member seemed put out to have to check me in. He put me in a different room than what I booked and didn't even let me know. When I returned to the office, he told me I was upgraded and blew me off. I explained I had requested the room where I would not have to be in a bunk and he said the beds were better in the one I got.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi