3rd visit to Rongo and the current wwoofers all very friendly and helpful, as are the managers. Dust in some corners but cleanliness is perfectly adequate, not the health hazard you might believe from some reviews! Bed in the purple double is very comfortable and while bathroom design is a little unusual, people respect each other's privacy, and you can always lock the whole thing off for 10 minutes for a shower.
4th night free policy is designed to get you to stay longer, and worth it as Karamea is a twisty two hours from Westport, and you need at least a day for the Heaphy Walk and a day for the wonderful Oparara basin! Staying four nights makes it a bargain, staying less makes it expensive - 'go figure' as they say. Kitchen is also good and garden beautifully kept. Downsides are the tatty and musty furniture in the lounge and the heavy footsteps of most people along the wooden floors, which shake the entire place - it is possible to walk lightly but you wouldn't believe it!
we also hit a pot luck meal, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and love the mellow sounds of the radio station.
so a definite yes.
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