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The Crossing Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Erua Road East, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars

Awesome hostel with a real family feel. Bryan really went out of his say to make my stay amazing and I'm really glad I chose this place. He helped me rent a bike one day and drove me to the top of Ruapheu. He even lent me swimmers so I could use the hot tub after four days of hard... More 

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Oakura, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are exploring the National Park area or walking the Tongariro crossing, this is where you should stay. Huge, great facilities, clean, lovely staff and cheap! Make sure you get a tour of the hostel when you arrive. There are hidden treasures :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tongariro Crossing is iconic and well known enough but this hostel is the only place to stay while doing it. The staff are incredibly friendly and super nice, full of local knowledge to help you on your trip. The hostel itself is relatively simple but full of little touches that make it one of a kind. A movie room,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Even though we only stayed for a single night the Crossing Backpackers gave us an amazing experience unlike most usual hostels, offering a comforting atmosphere full of character, loads of things to enjoy and a very friendly staff that makes you want to extend your stay. It's also the best place to be in if your car breaks down. Definite... More 

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was one of my favorite hostels in New Zealand. If you're looking for a full-featured hostel with the latest amenities... then you'll be disappointed. It's on a farm in the middle of nowhere in the national park, you're warned in the confirmation email to bring in your own groceries, laundry is exorbitantly expensive ($5 wash + $5 dry due... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I pretty much consider The Crossing my second home...I only stayed for six nights...that's all it took. Bryan and Miriam could not have been more hospitable, down-to-earth, and genuinely friendly. They were incredibly accommodating to any needs we had throughout our stay, despite the fact that they were quite busy with much more important issues. This place has more character... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I stayed at the Crossing for about a week and have never felt so at home at an accommodation. From the interiors to the management, this place oozes with character and loving care. You'll find secret playrooms through closet doors, a table and chairs sized for giants, and endearing farm animals each with a unique personality. My first reaction was... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very chilled-out and relaxed atmosphere at The Crossing, best of all, the place has CHARACTER, from the hobbit table and chairs, to the back up 'staff', to the massive stairs, the secret wardrobe room, I'll definitely stay again!! Big thanks to Bryan for making us feel welcome and your witty personality!! Thanks again!!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Bryan & Miriam certainly looked after us as drivers and the group of school children we had with us. The accommodation was wonderful, as drivers it was great to have a self-contained room and warm comfortable beds. The meals provided were great and the hot meals waiting for us on our daily return from the mountains were greatly appreciated. If... More 

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Bryan and Miriam, the owners, have really gotten what the backpackers are looking for! What a wonderful stay we had at their place! Little planning from us, go with the flow was our thought and it turned out just wonderful. Both of them were really helpful with advice and trying to help us planning the rest of our trip. Shared... More 

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Address: Erua Road East, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Crossing Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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