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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Station Lodge for 3 nights and found the hostel to have everything that we needed. Arriving by train, we easily moved our baggage to the Lodge, which was located directly next to the station.The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, helping to plan our activities around bad weather and offering transport during our stay. In terms... More 

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stationlodge, Owner at Station Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tiger H, Thank you so much for your five star review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we would love to have you here again. Thank you for your comments around the kitchen and dining area and of course our lovely staff. You certainly made the most of your visit... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Station lodge is an excellent hostel. It has some of the best common spaces I have seen of any NZ hostel. The kitchen and dining areas were massive and really well kept. The rooms were clean and tidy with plenty of space to keep bags. They also offer free bikes if you are looking to go into town. The only... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We booked in here at very short notice after a disastrous experience with accommodation elsewhere. They welcomed us warmly, reassured us and set our minds at ease. The chalet accommodation was great for four of us - all the space and kitchen things you might need and a private spa pool. Great for helping to recover from the Tongariro Crossing... More 

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We only stayed one night before we went on the Tongariro Crossing, but it was much nicer than we expected. The staff were very friendly and even arranged our transport to the Crossing for us, which was really helpful. The room we stayed in was small, but clean and perfect for the one night. We has a shared bathroom that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Took the 1 bed apartment. Modern looking with all the amenities. Rooms are cosy with amazing views of Mt. Ruapehu. We wish we could have stayed more. Plan to stay here & do the mountain biking and other adventure activities. It's a 45 minute drive to whakapapa village, which was perfect for us.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We stayed in a 2-bedroom self-contained cabin, which was clean and came well stocked with amenities and facilities. The outlook was beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we were just making a staging-stop overnight. One small disadvantage - because this is only an affiliate of the YHA, the wifi is not free so we had to pay $7.50... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

6 of us came and stayed at Station Lodge in one of the self contained units for the weekend of the Ruapehu Express MTB race. We had the most amazing time. Darren answered all our questions prior to our arrival and was a patient host. We used his shuttle/trailer to the start and then had such fun on the race... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I stayed here for two nights at first cause I wanted to do the Alpine Crossing. The Lodge is fascinatingly clean and the management is just terrific. I extended my stay, because it was just perfect. Bathrooms, kitchen, communal areas, everything clean and in a good condition. The showers are proper and the staff very friendly and heartwarming. I'll come... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Friendly check in, then a great clean tidy room. Kitchenette was well equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots etc. Room had good heating which will be required come winter. Internet performance was great. View from the room of Mt Ruapehu was the icing on the cake

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Stayed at The Station Lodge for 3 days (19/2-22/2). Wow, what a great place to relax and explore Ohakune and Tongariro National Park. The nice hosts, the clean room and facilities and well kept grounds made my stay a thoroughly enjoyable one. I could have easily stayed there a week. Certainly the best YHA associate hostel I've stayed at in... More 

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stationlodge, Manager at Station Lodge, responded to this review

Hi QLDTrekker, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Station Lodge. We are glad to hear that you found your stay relaxing and enjoyable. It was nice be acknowledged for the hard work we put into maintaining our property, for guests to enjoy. We feel honoured that you felt we where the Best YHA Associate hostel that... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Station Lodge, a 1906 historical villa is located in the beautiful alpine town of Ohakune adjacent to the world renowned Tongariro National Park. A place for all seasons; the lodge is warm and inviting and its close proximity to spectacular walks including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Best Day Walk in New Zealand) ski fields, (Turoa 20 minutes and Whakapapa 40 minutes) and the mighty Whanganui River. The Station Lodge has been lovingly restored yet retains its unique and historical character. With the addition of modern facilities it is the perfect location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Station Lodge

Address: 60 Thames Street | The Junction, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: $46 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Station Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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