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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.


Off The Track Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description


Welcome to Off The Track Backpackers

Welcome to Off The Track Backpackers in Turangi, your perfect base for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We offer a comfortable and relaxing place to stay while visiting one of New Zealand’s most beautiful national parks. The hostel is located in Turangi, just a short walk from the bus stop, shops and restaurants where you will find all your essentials for your stay.
Come and relax in our peaceful, sunny garden that offers beautiful views of Mount Pihanga and the surrounding hills or enjoy a good book, board game or movie at the fireplace in our cosy lounge.

We want you to feel right at home while on your holiday and offer free unlimited wifi, free laundry, free off-street parking, a fully equipped kitchen with tea and coffee, BBQ facilities and free luggage storage. We also offer a return shuttle service to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Check in is from 2 PM and check out at 10 AM. If you are arriving after 7 PM, please contact us so we are here to meet you as we do not have a 24-hour reception. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2019
    Great spot for hiking Tongariro. WiFi excellent, facilities cozy and friendly staff. Was top bunk in small storage container. Tight, but comfortable temperature. Common area had couches and nice fire. Free coffee in the morning always a plus. Would recommend !
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2019
    This is a nice, small hostel with a great mountain view. So, "Location" for me means being close to nature and away from town, which this hostel offers. Now, you're still in town and only 1 km or so from the grocery store. And the one guy running the place, Archie, was just awesome. I needed to extend my stay twice, and he made the process easy peasy. Beds are comfy and the atmosphere allows for travellers to chat and share stories. BONUS: free laundry - no kidding! Great value all around.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    13 Feb 2019
    The hostel itself is nice and clean and a great base if you’re hiking Tongariro. The staff, however, is what makes this hostel exceptional. Priya and Jordan were such lovely, amazing people and did everything to make our stay at the hostel so great and we formed an awesome friendship with them while we were there. Archie was also so helpful and accommodating throughout our stay. It feels like they are a family and they are all such great people. Thank you guys! (Love Steph + Halley)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Mar 2019
    Only stayed a night to trek crossing but great hostel, staff were really helpful would go back if in area
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Feb 2019
    Great place and staff! Only thing is the distance from the bus stop.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Feb 2019
    Great place to stay before the alpine crossing walk as you can organise your shuttle and pay from here. They take card which is easy. We had a twin room with shared bathroom, room was clean and spacious and the toilets seemed t be regularly cleaned. The kitchen had everything we needed and again was clean. Overall rate it as a good place to stay. Couldn’t comment on the town or things to do nearby as we just stayed for 1 night before doing the crossing. Only comment is there wasn’t enough loos
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    10 Feb 2019
    Nice clean bedroom and relaxed atmosphere. Could do with more bathrooms as only had two and they were always busy.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Jan 2019
    Very relaxed atmosphere in this hostel, chilled and quiet. Lovely garden and outside space for relaxing. Nice staff and good kitchen facilities. Nothing fancy, the dorms and bathrooms are quite basic, but totally fine.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    20 Mar 2019
    This hostel was dirty and run down. Our double bed was slightly broken and had mud and hair on the sheets. When we let the staff know of this, he said it must have blown in from the window... Except that the sheet was under the comforter! When we asked for a replacement sheet, he said that the staff wouldn’t buy extra sheets for the double beds, so he couldn’t help us. When we insisted he said we could us 2 single fitted sheets instead. We took what we could get!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 5.1


    12 Feb 2019
    This place is located very close to the Tongariro Crossing- that is the only positive thing I have to say. It was so dirty and the staff didn’t care at all. I’ve stayed at a lot of hostels in the last month and this was by far the worst.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi