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Extreme Backpackers

26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private room so we were nearby for the Tongariro Crossing and enjoyed our stay. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and went through so many options of what else we could do in the surrounding area and showed us maps etc. We were also lucky enough to be able... More

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Cooper Landing, Alaska
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Extreme Backpackers was by far one of the best backpackers that we stayed in while we were in NZ. My biggest issue with hostels/backpackers is the cleanliness; the bathrooms at this place were SO clean, it made me so much more comfortable than some of the other hostels we stayed in. In addition to the cleanliness, the staff were so... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Stayed here the night before embarking on part of the Tongariro circuit (the part we missed last year thanks to the eruption - Desert hwy past Waihohonu hut, which is brilliant, staying at Oturere hut then past Ketetahi hut - that took some hits in the eruption - to the road. Terrible weather but great to finish the walk at... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This place came recommended by NZ Rough Guides book we were using as reference. My wife and I stayed here for 3 days with the intention to do the Tangariro Alpine Crossing. Being aptly named 'Extreme Backpackers', this place is nothing like the dingy and dodgy backpacker places everyone is familiar with. Instead, you get an extremely warm welcome from... More

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71 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Extreme Backpacker - Really? I was slightly concerned as we pulled up as I cant really say I would live up to that title, but I soon relaxed once inside. Myself and my partner stayed here for 2 nights in a double room with shared bathroom. The room was a tad on the small side but it was fine for... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for 4 days recently whilst exploring the Tongariro National Park and had a great time. The hosts were so fun and welcoming and went out of their way to help me. I was there for a few days whilst waiting to do the Tongariro Crossing and there was loads to do - bike rides, hot... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The name 'Extreme Backpackers' may give you the impression of rowdy, thrill-seeking types, dingy bunkbeds and crowded common rooms... but really it was quite the opposite. Our experience was really pleasant and the perfect place to lay our heads after a day at Whakapapa. Our double room was tidy and warm, the shared kitchen was immaculate extremely well equipped. The... More

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melbourne, victoria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed here for a night before doing the Tongariro alpine crossing. Turned up early evening without a booking, was no trouble to get a twin room and book two of us onto the shuttle bus to the start of the crossing. Very informative, helpful owner/manager. Very clean rooms, great kitchen, clean bathrooms.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

When the I-Site directed me to Extreme Backpackers, I was a little skeptical. I'm 66. It didn't seem like my kind of place but it was great. Comfortable, clean, relatively quiet, well maintained, friendly, good service , across the street from the I-Site and Inter-city bus stop. Outdoor as well as indoor tables, hammocks, a good kitchen, a restaurant, a... More

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Bolzano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Nice kitchen,spacious indoor lounge area,comfy outdoors,good beds,everything was clean and staff very friendly,helpfull and well informed on trecks! located between lakes and tongarigo national park,nice cafe next door with resonable prices and big climbing wall!

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Address: 26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
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Ranked #13 of 36 Specialty lodging in Taupo

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