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Kiwi Paka Waitomo

School Road, PO BOX 26, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for one night, rooms are twins, doubles or dorms. All priced the same for when I went; very good as we are travelling as a couple. Room was fine, whole place had dated décor could do with a bit of modernisation. Kitchen and dining area was big enough and managed to cook okay. Reception let us call future... More 

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Halifax, NS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A key stop on the Kiwi Experience bus tour, Waitomo is a must-see. Kiwi Paka is their recommended hostel, and that's where most of the backpackers stay. It's fairly central and only a five minute drive to the caves. We had a private room. It was a little dated but clean enough and fairly quiet. The bathrooms, however, are GROSS.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

if you looking for a budget nights rest then this is your place. average rooms, no air-conditioning, no shampoo or soap you must buy or bring your own. TV didn't work. Staff were very friendly and accommodating, pizza cafe was good and had good food. close to caves and main street. it was clean, however i believe not value for... More 

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Linz, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We got booked in here by kiwi experience and it is NOT ok to sell a bed in a 6 bedroom dorm for the same price as a bed in a 2 or 4 bedroom. (32$) When we asked why it was like that and if we could get a discount or maybe free wifi for our stay, they said... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Firstly, theres not a lot to do in Waitomo and you're probably just here for the caves and gloworms so you need a good place to stay for one or two nights, this is it. Right in the middle of the village, close to iSite, bar and places to get food, and a 5 minute walk from the actual caves... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Kiwi Paka is a quiet little hotel that is relatively cheap with great staff who are very friendly and happy to assist with all your needs. Despite this however the hotel is very dated especially in some rooms and shared bathroom areas which desperately need updating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The rooms could do with a little updating but they're more than adequate. We got a free upgrade to a twin from a dorm which was great. Nice large communal areas but it's a dry hostel so people tend not to spend time there so it lacks any atmosphere.

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Quiet place behind the i-site and Curly's bar. Easy check in. Clean room, shared bathroom, and kitchen. Comfortable. I don't think there were many ppl staying there, but reception closes early. Very close to the Waitomo Glowworm caves and down the road from the adventure businesses. Only stayed one night. Dorms are nice.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited back in October 2013 & have been back recently for lunch, this hostel is right in Waitomo village- they have a restaurant & bar on site and a convenience store just down the road along with the I-Site and another eatery! Waitomo in General is a must stop for all backpackers visiting NZ, and the Kiwipaka offers comfortable, warm... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Loved staying at Kiwi Paka as it was very convenient has a Cafe so u can stay in for food for dinner or breakfast or it is only a short walk down the hill to Curlys Bar!! Great bar!! Hope to visit again soon!!

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