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Ski Haus

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

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

Preston, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

It seems to be the cheapest Option in the village. There is a reason for, because it could need a makeover. Nevertheless it is all clean and whatever you expect you will find, just not State of the art. We were there with friends and had the whole Place to ourselves, which was Great and possibly addes a plus to... More

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SkiHaus, Manager at Ski Haus, responded to this review

Hi miicooineurope, Thanks for your review of Ski Haus. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found Ski Haus to be very clean and our Managers helpful. We pride ourselves in keeping the place clean everyday, and our live-in Managers love hosting guests personally. Yes, the InterCity bus stop is right in front of Ski Haus, providing travelers a... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This place must have been very popular 30 years ago. However, alot of other choices for a bed must now be available in the area. I've had the 6 bed dorm to myself for 2 nights now, and the night I'm writing this review, there are only 3 guests. Excellent value for $20 something. The young lady who works here... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is the perfect place if you want a few days to chill out, especially if you have been skiing or tramping. There is a huge lounge area with a fire, free pool table and music system. The kitchen area was very spacious. The staff were very welcoming and relaxed.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Ski Haus during our trip to Tongariro Crossing Alpine and did love it! The room was spacious enough for us. The staff was so friendly. The lounge was huge and such a great place to chill out with other backpackers who took the same trip with us. Last but not least, its location cannot be... More

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed here while doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The bedroom was spacious (we had a double and there was also an unoccupied bunk), comfy and clean; the kitchen was well equipped, spacious and clean; bathrooms were clean; lounge area was great with lots of puzzles and heaps of places to chill (my highlight of the place); there was also... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Everyone visiting New-Zealand, want to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We chose Ski Haus as our base before the tramp. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, they can arrange you everything you need to do the crossing, transfer is just the minimum. We got a spacious twin room with supercomfy beds. The shower was spotless, with unlimited hot water.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

We only stayed overnight and it seemed like a well-run hostel. Lots of local information and the kitchen was big and well-equipped. There was a huge lounge and socialising area with pool table, table tennis and darts. The showers were hot and powerful. Only criticism was nearly all the ladies toilets running out of paper overnight and no sign of... More

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Address: Cnr of Carroll and McKenzie Sts, National Park Village, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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