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26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, Taupo, New Zealand
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Extreme Backpackers
Ranked #15 of 36 Specialty lodging in Taupo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They just switched management and the new manager is funny and helpful. Situated right next to a huge rockwall, my girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay very much. Our room was clean with a heater provided. Kitchen well stocked with kitchenware and some stuff people left over (oil, salt, pepper). Good idea to bring your own oil anyway. Walking distance... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hostel receives very good reviews. I share certainly many positive opinions on it, however there are some issues I found very disappointing Cons - The 6 bed dorm was stuffy - On check out day, we had a bus in the evening, so we planned to keep our luggage and wait 5 hours in the lobby. We were told... More

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John L, Owner at Extreme Backpackers, responded to this review

Bizarre indeed this review and it needs correcting! These are the facts: I am the new owner of this hostel business and I live here about 6 months - my name is John. The reception closes between 10 - 11pm (22 - 2300hrs) every night. The internet system we use here is the same as the i - sites around... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes 30 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Address: 26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo

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