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The Crossing Backpackers

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Erua Road East, Tongariro National Park 3948, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights here for our ski trip to Mt Ruapehu. The place is clean and tidy. The room heating was adequate and we were warm and cosy at night at this time of the year. Thanks for everything Bryan!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay with good people, service is excellent, location is good for skiers/ boarders and layed back atmosphere.. I will continue to use and highly recommend. Comfy beds, place is clean and awsum spa for after a hard day up the mountain. Cheers guys see you again soon!

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bryan38, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks guys. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great hostel!! Unfortunately weather didn't allow us to do much snowboarding but that just gave us more time to relax at the hostel and meet some people!!! Spa was great, pool was great and the surprise little movie room behind the Narnia cupboard is perfect for a night in. Will be back for sure!

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Hey thanks for this! it is appreciated More 

National Park Village, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Thank you very much! I really enjoyed my stay at the Crossing backpackers in Erua. Nice atmosphere, animals on the paddocks, cool tree in the games room and a sweet spa pool. =D I'll be back.to do the Tongariro Crossing =D.

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It's guest that make the place, thank you More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I loved this hostel! We only stayed one night with the plan of doing the crossing in the morning (unfortunately the weather didn't permit). I was glad just to have experienced the hostel! There is loads of communal space with a kitchen, tv room & cinema room (which you enter through a wardrobe!!) and a Jacuzzi and pool tables. It... More 

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bryan38, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers, responded to this review

This is appreciated and I love the bit on the end about the service, thank you for following after hours instructions and figuring it out and for making yourselves at home. More 

Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Crossing Backpackers had very friendly serving staff who wandered around and were very approachable. The building was well equipped with facilities, a good sized kitchen and dining room, lots of showers and toilets. My only grumble was that they were having problems with the hot water and many of us had cold showers, but because of the excellent service... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Hey, i never expected a hostel like this, is in the middle of nowhere but is awesome, is really nice the location and the place has definitely character, wood everywhere, plenty of space in the rooms, i loved the hidden tv room, pool table, hot tub (perfect after the Tongariro Alpine Crossing) and the really good summer deal 78$ 2... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

First of all, thank you to Bryan, Miriam and Robyn for your warm and welcoming hospitality. From the moment I made my group booking the day of arrival, everything was a breeze. Turning up at 10pm to a personalised note and directions to our room we settled in before we took on the mighty Tongariro. This is the best place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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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