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Kiwi Paka Waitomo

School Road, PO BOX 26 | 3943, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Graeme C Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Granville, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I traveled with a friend. The hostel is conveniently placed in the center of the little town. But that is one of the only good things. If you are in desperate need of a bed, then just pay the extra money not to be in the lodge. The negatives... I barely slept. The pillow was probably not legally considered a... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for two nights in March. It's a convenient location for exploring Waitomo. I had booked a single chalet but was upgraded to a twin/double. They joined the two single beds together to make a double. The room had a small fridge, television and ensuite. The room was clean and in good condition. As well as the chalets... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Kiwi Paka in Waitomo during my first trip through NZ and I was very pleased with it. The hostel is clean, well-kept and the staff are very friendly. Water pressure in the showers was good, the kitchen was well-stocked and it was easy to get a good night's sleep. The Morepork Pizzeria is worth a visit as... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hostel because it was very close to the caves and it actually is very close (about 500 metres of the Glowworm cave). Other than that is an average hostel. It is not cheap but I guess you are paying for the location. Double room was standard and toilets were ok as well. I have to say that... More

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Cannock
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Our stay at Kiwi Paka was fine, the room was clean though basic, the resteraunt and bar were good. There was a fair amount of noise from the corridor and as the fire doors were closed they banged every few minutes. This is however due to untrained backpackers who dont understand backpacking etiquette. Maybe sighns should be put on doors... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

In the 7 months we have been travelling this is the worst place we have stayed. Booked a double room. Bed was tiny and was like sleeping on a trampoline. Anytime someone moved in the whole block you could hear it. Even with earplugs I was up half the night. People were smoking in hallway and at 3am two idiots... More

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Santa Monica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Kiwi Paka for one night and the hostel itself was ok.. Not super modern or clean. Internet is $4 a day but wasn't even working the whole time I was there- to the point where they stopped selling it. The staff wasn't overly friendly but I could have dealt with it if two things hadn't happened. I... More

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Darwin, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night in the most expensive room. Stunk like smoke, went into bathroom to find it had not been cleaned, faeces in toilet, hair in shower, used sushi containers next to bed and sheets not changed. Absolutely filthy, travelled all over New Zealand and this is thd most disgusting place I have stayed, DO NOT STAY HERE

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I cannot emphasise enough how good this hostel is! It was so clean and comfortable! The food was great, alcohol a bit pricey. The Internet was a bit slow but that's to be expected! Overall great stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My sister and I stayed her for a night before doing the waitomo caves. We had not booked and that was not a problem, the staff were really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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Additional Information about Kiwi Paka Waitomo

Also Known As:
Kiwi Paka Waitomo Hotel Waitomo Caves
Kiwi Paka Waitomo North Island
Address: School Road, PO BOX 26 | 3943, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waitomo Caves
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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