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Kiwi Paka Waitomo

School Road, PO BOX 26, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We just ate here. I cannot talk about the hotel experience, but their pizzas are AMAZING. Great size and even better flavour. There is little I can add to that. I am just writing this line to fulfill the character requirement.

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United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I stayed here this month for 1 night (July 2015). Cannot comment on price due to staying here as part of my Contiki tour however I can comment on the following: The rooms were of a great size but this is the only good thing I can comment regarding the rooms. Staying in winter, the rooms were freezing cold even... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stayed here for one night with kiwi experience. We got a twin room and enjoyed not sleeping on a bunk bed for once! The rooms are basic and the decor is slightly dates but it was fine for us. We didn't use the kitchen and there aren't that many showers which is a slight inconvenience when everyone gets back from... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were with Kiwi Experience bus but being old and not really short on cash we do not usually stay in hostels. We asked for a double and got one as well. It was $70 NZ per night plus $2NZ per towel plus $20 NZ deposit for plates, bowls, silver wares. The problem was the fact that it was hyped... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed here when visiting the caves. We had a double room which was fine. It was basic but had everything we needed. It would say its good for just the one night when visiting the caves, which most people we met were doing. Can't really fault it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Spent one night here with the Kiwi bus. It was okay. The rooms were clean and I enjoyed not sleeping in a bunk but the beds were so soft that when you lay down the mattress dipped in the middle. There wasn't really enough showers and when we were there one was out of order. Coming back from the caves... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We booked last minute and It was more expensive that I would expect for this type of accommodation. Its basic, the chalet was okay and the bathroom was clean but not so good for the price. Location is good for those partaking in some caving. Free parking and we got a place in front of our chalet which was convenient.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stayed here for a night while visiting the caves in Waitomo. Close to Curly's bar (which is a must-visit for a local beer), room was neat and clean and staff were friendly. Had trouble working the TV in the room. Location was stunning, and woke up early to go for a walk to watch the sunrise.

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