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A Plus Backpackers Lodge

41 Iwiheke Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Definitely not anything like I had experienced before. Very cool murals and paintings, and nice owners. Not many people staying there the night we were. Good kitchen and common area, definitely just make yourself at home! Room was a big disappointment though... the pictures online were completely false, and the room was musty, dusty, and lacked comfort. Dripping tap didn't... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The A Plus Lodge is cheap (22$ per night), so the facilities are not luxurious (beds are cheap maid, etc), but everything is really alright. What makes the hostel an EXCELLENT PLACE to stay is the owner Ian and how he runs the place! He's so helpful, lends you whatever you need, picks you up for free at the bus... More

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Gent, België
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Ian's place is so great, it's coming home! Ian is great too! He always helps where he can. The hostel is a quiet, peaceful place to stay. Had a great time here and if we ever come back tot New Zealand it will be our first stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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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