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Findlay Street, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

YHA National Park is memorable & cozy to me. I find the rooms spacious and warm. It is way affordable for backpacking and not really crowded when I was there. Kitchen, toilet and facilities are tolerable compared to other backpackers lodge meaning it's conducive to stay. It's also close to some shops & the national park railway station. There's a... More

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Kaeo, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have used many times over the years and have always found the staff very helpful, the rooms in excellent condition and always warm. The staff are full of knowledge on other activities if the mountain is closed. Awesome indoor climbing wall fully equipped. Extra gear on site if needed for your tramping activities. Two very clean and appointed kitchens. Simply... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went to stay here in July 2014 for 3 days and 2 nights. The National Park Backpackers (also written as YHA National Park) is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous backpackers I've went to, very classic and cabin like... From the outside. The extra points for this hostel would be the staffs. They are very VERY friendly, so the rate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have stayed here several times now and it is one of my favourite backpackers. Typical of YHA it is warn, tidy, great kitchen and shower facilities. close to Whakapapa ski field and Turoa. Has an awsome pub outside for drinks and a good feed after a day snowboarding. and a climbing wall. this place has it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

National park is the closest village if you want to do the tongariro crossing. This hostel is a really nice one, in the spirit of hostel, most of the travellers are alone but everybody is hanging out together. Hopefully there is a fire in the kitchen. Heat in the rooms. Beds comfortable. Staff nice and helpful, they will arrange the... More

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Everett, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife & I stayed here for 2 nights in April 2014. I can honestly say that I am disappointed the YHA and Hi-Hostel certified this place. We stayed at five other YHA hostels in New Zealand and this one definitely had the lowest quality. We have also stayed at Hi Hostels in Iceland, Canada, and the USA; all of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stayed at YHA National Park for two nights while doing to Tongariro Crossing. I let reception know that I was going to arrive late on Friday night (10:30) so they made sure someone was there to help check me in. I stayed in a 10 bed dorm which was just fine. The bunks are a bit weird though, as... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A place I would come back to, helpful staff a nice pub next door. Not far to the Chateau you can organize your Tongariro crossing from this YHA weather pending or the Ruaphue walk. There is a inside climbing room for the those of days. Petrol is expansive at National Park better to go to Ratahi or similar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The location is fine, there isn't really anything in the area though. The bed set up is odd (in the 10 bed dorm you have to climb over another persons bed to get to two of the higher bunks). Staff is ok. Wifi is $5 a day. Room gets hot at night, especially if your in a top bunk away... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

After booking rooms with this YHA they booked us a $30pp shuttle to/from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing through National Park Backpackers (looks to be the same company). As we were boarding the bus, the host 'Karen' told us we were not allowed on the bus without rain jackets. Looking at the weather forecast, and from previous hiking experience, we decided... More

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Address: Findlay Street, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
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