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Ski Haus

Cnr of Carroll and McKenzie Sts, National Park Village, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is perfect if you are doing the tongariro alpine crossing (the pick up location is just around the corner). They have free parking spots and the haus is cozy, warm and nice with confortable beds and extra hot showers. There is a big common area where you can watch tv, read a book getting wormed in front of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Awesome and friendly staff, a wood fireplace free to use at any time, and a huge rec room with all you could ask for in a public space. Board games, pool table, books, tv, puzzles, and that fireplace! Super cosy spot and was glad to spend a couple of nights here when it was pouring rain outside. No free tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I liked it. It had a bit of character and it did the trick. Very cheap and practical. The girl who works and the reception and basically you see working around the hostel all the time, is fab. Very friendly and happy to help. Free pool is an awesome bonus. Bad WiFi is the only con.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I choose here for our two nights while doing the Tongariro Crossing. It was perfect. It is a hostel. Clean, good kitchen and we had our own room. It cost NZ$68 per night. It is a lot cheaper if you share one of the bunk rooms. The hostel also organised transport to and from the crossing for a cost of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Ski Haus. It was the right place to stay for Tongariro Crossing! They really cared about us and gave us all information we needed for Tongariro Crossing and updated us regularly about the weather conditions and if the track was passable. Nice and clean facilities, big kitchen. Hot showers and warm rooms except for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Absolutely fine little hostel with some great facilities. Slept in a six bed dorm and was very comfortable, though could use some shelving for the top bunks to store water/alarm as beds are slatted so fall through easily! Staff were very pleasant and helpful, although reception does open a little late so if you're wanting help before a long day... More 

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SkiHaus, Manager at Ski Haus, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for staying with us and your time to write review! We also appreciate your decisions for going the Tongariro apline crossing or not by the night before your hiking day. Or please let us know your time to decide, like the early morning before we can still confirm the bus for you. Then we will be with you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The hostel was expensive for what you got. It was really cold everywhere and the owner was not very helpful. And also you had to pay for the linen. The wifi was bad and the tea towels were wet all the time. No space in the fridge because all the space is for the crew. Very BAD!

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SkiHaus, Manager at Ski Haus, responded to this review

Hi Suzan, Ski Haus is one of the most affordable accommodations in the National Park Village, with beds starting from $21. All beds have fitted sheets, and have linen and duvet included in the price. Only customers wishing to save further $2 are not provided with linen and duvet, which I believe was your choice during your stay. Wifi is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Hostel is excellent. The place is very clean, organized and well structure. The kitchen is 24h and when you need something from the reception when it is closed, the employees arrange the help. The rooms are big and have heaters. The common area, the living room, is really big. The employees are really regardful. I really recommend there!

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SkiHaus, Manager at Ski Haus, responded to this review

Hi Camila, We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Ski Haus and found our staff helpful. We really like the lounge too! It's a big space for everyone to just sit back and relax, especially after a day at the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. You can chat with new friends, watch TV, play a game of pool, or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Average hostel, seemed cheapest in the area stayed here three nights to go snowboarding up the mountain. The communal area was nice with the large fire to keep you warm. The eight bed dorm I stayed in was next to the communal room so was a little noisy at night. The room was small with no window and one or... More 

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SkiHaus, Manager at Ski Haus, responded to this review

Hi BackpackingJames, Thanks for your feedback on Ski Haus. We're glad you like the fireplace in the lounge, many guests spend their evenings there as it's really nice and cosy. The 8-bed dorm is the lowest price room we offer for budget travellers and many guests have told us how they appreciate the clean, friendly, and cosy place after a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

National park is a nondescript town and absolutely soulless in summer. We came there after the TAC trek and found ski haus to be good place to sleep. It is just that and nothing more in summer. good wooden rooms at around the standard NZ backpacker rates (65-80 NZD). No frills place.

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SkiHaus, Manager at Ski Haus, responded to this review

Hi humphreyappleby, Thanks for your review of Ski Haus. Summer in National Park is actually very lovely, as visitors from all over the world do the TAC as you did. The weather tends to be great to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in summer. There are also many walks around the Whakapapa Visitor Centre -- Tama Lake, Silica Rapids, and... More 

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