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A Plus Backpackers Lodge

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41 Iwiheke Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ian helped us out so much by connecting us with other travellers so we could get to the Tongariro! He's hilarious and makes everyone feel welcome. Fellow Canadians should be warned he will assume we are all maple syrup addicts (which I am). We stayed in a small and cozy private for $48 and it was perfect! Thanks Ian!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at "A plus Samourai lodge" for 2 nights. I have been amazingly suprised by the warm welcoming of the owner(Ian) and have much appreciated it. During those 2 days, Ian has been very helpful by trying to manage lift for people and giving us advices. Ian and his children like learning languages and always make fun of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have been in this Hostel almost a week, and it was a perfect place to stay ! The family who take care of the Hostel are amazing and friendly, they will do everything to make you save money !! (For the tongariro crossing, dont book a shuttle before to talk with Ian, the host) the Hostel is very clean,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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179 reviews 179 reviews
29 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ian, the owner, is super helpful at arranging activities and travel. Great place to relax, hangout, meet people, BBQ, watch movies, play games or just chill out. Has an indoor den, two covered outdoor areas and a huge grass yard. At $29 for a basic private room, awesome price. Kitchen gets busy, but it is totally functional and well equipped.... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Loved the hostel, comfortable room and bed, Ian was a fantastic host and very welcoming with his witty nicknames and drove me and a couple of others to local mud pools which was fun. Will be going back while in New Zealand.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I stayed here with some friends for a couple of days. Very good price, clean rooms, we met a lot of nice backpackers. We had a lot of fun and stayed longer than we actually wanted to. It's just a great place.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I recently traveled New Zealand for three months with my boyfriend. This backpacker turned into a home base for us, with us staying on four separate occasions. It is a cozy, lived in, colorful place, that at the same time feels clean and relaxing. The owner Ian is delightful and goes above and beyond to make sure that his guests... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is definitely classified as a typical backpacker hostel. Do not expect luxuries. We (couple) paid $60 for a double bed for one night on NYE and were reasonably satisfied. We really enjoyed the atmosphere :) the place is very welcoming and covered w paintings from previous backpackers. The owner Ian was very friendly and eager to help when we... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

You enter their home almost with this hostel, it is very cozy, very friendly and in a good location. The owner Ian is very helpful and will do his best to please you. We stayed here for 3 nights and it was good fun and you can get a lot of good tips of things to do nearby from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The hostel is pretty big and super chill. The owner Ian is very friendly and will provide the same services that the busses will to get around the national park. Don't expect a tight schedule around Turangi. Come and enjoy Nature and good company!

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