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A Plus Backpackers Lodge

41 Iwiheke Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed only a night here during my road trip to Wellington and proved to be a nice stop off. Rooms were a bit heavy with their character but it was cheap for the money I paid which was the main thing. Bathroom was a bit tatty, however, the showers were great. The owner was very helpful and seemed to enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great location for visiting the Tongariro National Park. The best part was the host Ian. The most kind and helpful owner who will bend over backwards to make you feel welcome. We will definitely stay here again if we come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This hostel is one of the best, if not the best I have stayed in whilst in NZ. It looks a little mad when you first arrive, but then you get chatting to Ian, the manager and you realise how special this place is. Ian is amazing, will help you out however he can, arranging trips and car shares among... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed here two nights and had a room all for ourselves. The location was pretty convenient for us since we were planning to go to the Tongariro National Park, which is not too far away. The place is not exactly new, nor in perfect condition, but it's quite homey and clean. The kitchen is tidy and well organized, and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We felt so much at home in Liz and Ian backpacker! The kids loved to share some time with the animals and Liz and Ian children. The big kitchen is such a great place to meet people and to start connexion and Ian is really great at making link. He also offered to park our car at the end of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Very relaxing trip. Slept very well in a comfy bed. Log burner in lounge really gave out some heat! Very friendly and helpful staff, Liz, Ian, Maria and Yuki. Everywhere very clean. Kitchen cleaned regularly during the day, and I found the bathrooms had been cleaned to a high standard. Price of rooms is excellent, showers hot, bedroom and linen... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I stayed here recently for just one night - fortunately - with my young family. On the positive side, the owner was very enthusiastic and helpful - but that's where the positives end! The room was so small it was hard to move between the beds, the bedding was stained in places and didn't feel clean, and the unisex bathrooms... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

After you get over the initial chaos of animals, children and the writing on every wall surface you can see this hostel is a little home away from home. The bed was the comfiest we had slept in on the whole trip and the living room with its log fire was toasty with a real homeliness. Its ideally located for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have stayed in a few hostels and this spot has a nice comfortable feel to it. Kind of like a bed and breakfast. Ian was nice enough to book me a room when I came in at 2am. He didn't want to wake up the other guests so he gave me a single room at a awesome rate. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Fantastic service, cheap, good people and very close to the national park! Ian is a super guy who will do whatever he can to help out anyone. Art and inspiration on every wall! It really feels like home to stay here if you have been traveling much for a longer period of time. Will definitly come back if im in... More

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Address: 41 Iwiheke Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Turangi
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