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Kiwi Paka Waitomo

School Road, PO BOX 26, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Kiwi Paka Waitomo
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Waitomo Caves
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed here with the Kiwi Experience and was beyond disappointed. When we arrived we got a patronising lecture by the staff about what was expected of us which was very unprofessional and set a bad taste in our mouths for the rest of the stay. We chose the 6 bed dorm (there was only one allocated to the Kiwi)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Perfect place to stay to visit the Waitomo Caves, small rooms with no bunks, an open kitchen area that is clean, and reception next door with a bar and meals served. Not much else to do around except the caves

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Campbell River, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was on the Kiwi Experience Bus and processing 50+ people took about 45-minutes. I requested a room to myself instead of the dorm rooms. I got Room 47 on the second floor of the 'chalets' behind the dorms and paid $104 for it. It was quite a large room with a walk-out balcony, a desk and chair, mini-fridge, TV... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend in April 2015, in a private room, as part of the Kiwi Experience. Our room was a good size, although it got very hot during the day and had no fan. Reception were really helpful and let us pre-order our pizza so that it was ready for when we got back... More 

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