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Riverstone Backpackers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I stayed in Turangi for a couple of nights so that I could do the Tongariro Crossing. Rob was fantastic for helping book the bus and get all the info I needed in order to do the crossing, and the bus even picked me up directly in front of the hostel! Riverstone itself is a beautiful hostel. It's very homey... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Booked a double ensuite room for 2 nights in June. The place is tidy & has all the stuff you'd expect. It's close to the center of town (walkable) but a little further down a quiet street. The heaters in the rooms are tiny though - barely made a difference, which is kind of important when it's minus 4 degrees... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

My wife and I stayed here before and after our Tongariro Crossing. It was an excellent decision to stay here. The kitchen facilities are excellent, the common room is warm and appealing, and our en-suite room was fine. Over and above everything else, the staff and owner were very helpful and supportive when we missed our scheduled shuttle back from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

As an older married couple we prefer ensuite facilities and therefore don't stay at backpackers accommodation very often, but if they were all like this we'd stay at them more often. The premises were very clean and tidy - the general signage, reminders and kitchen labelling of everything being cases-in-point. Our room was small but functional with an ensuite that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We stayed here for two nights, before and after our Tongariro Crossing. The atmosphere was very comfortable and pleasant. The kitchen was very well equipped. The common areas were very nice. In addition the staff was very helpful, and when we got into a problem due to late completion of the Tongariro Crossing they went out of their way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is well-situated not far from the town center. It's a quiet spacious place with a great kitchen, patio, and living room. We also really enjoyed that our room had its own sink and shower! Free wifi, good backpacker information on the walls, and helpful information about the Tongariro Crossing, including weather updates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We loved staying at Riverstone and extended from two to three nights. Lorraine was very welcoming, calm, and found quick and easy solutions for all our needs. This hostel is clean, has many separate spaces within the communal areas. The beds were comfortable and the house quiet (= well insulated) despite many getting up early each morning for the Tongariro... More 

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Thank Matthias G
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting each winter for the last 6 years. Always a welcoming place to stay with everything we need for traveling fishermen. Indoor rod holders, drying room for our waders, fish cleaning area, smoker, what more do you need? We usually stay in the ensuite room with its own shower and toilet which is good to not disturb... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good kitchen, good wi-fi and every thing you need! Stayed for 2 nights already and feel really comfortable. They also have drying room so u can put ur wet clothes. Manager is nice. Recommend if u wanna go for tongariro crossing or trout fishing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there twice. Once 4 days in a row being stuck inside due to heavy rain and waiting for the crossing. You got everthing you need kitchen-wise, good wi-fi a great outside lounge area wich i unfortunatly couldnt appreciate cause of the weather. Prices might be a little higher but it was nice to be in a relaxing environment instead... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riverstone Backpackers Turangi is an independently owned and operated boutique lodge & hostel, offering quality Tongariro accommodation, up to date information, and transport for exploring the Tongariro Crossing and the Tongariro Region. We have modern facilities and a homely and relaxed atmosphere. There are native gardens, flash kitchen and a large deck and in winter often an open fire. Riverstone is frequently rated by BBH Backpackers and on TripAdvisor Specialty Lodging, as the very best Tongariro Crossing accommodation. Top Rated Accommodation BBH 94% 2016 Trip Advisor 94% 2016 Lonely Planet 'Top Choice' 2016 Free WIFI Tongariro Crossing Shuttle Modern Facilities Best Information ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverstone Backpackers

Address: 222 Te Rangitautahanga Road | Waikato, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $25 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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