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“A fabulous lodge with very friendly and familiar hosts - I didn´t want to leave!”
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Station Lodge
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
“A fabulous lodge with very friendly and familiar hosts - I didn´t want to leave!”
Reviewed January 8, 2011

I stayed one week in the station lodge in Ohakune and I really enjoyed it. It´s a lodge with a splendid view on the Mount Ruapehu. I´m traveling as a backpacker and this lodge has been the best on the North Island. For Backpackers is interesting to note that this hostel is a BBH Hostel. There is a nice kitchen with all necessary items that you need. The lodge is set in a beautiful style and has great bathrooms. Everything is very clean, the hosts are very friendly and familiar and you feel like home. You can hire very new and great mountain bikes. There are so many activities in this area. I did the Tongariro Crossing Walk, which is highly recommended. Also in winter, the lodge is a perfect starting point for winter sportsman.
For travelers with more comfort, there are stylish and modern apartments and chalets with a kitchen or a kitchenette in the room.
I would definitely come again at any time. Thank you for the wonderful stay! Simone

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 28, 2010

We managed to book a couple of the chalets at what we thought was fairly late notice. The price was fantastic and the chalets are all brand new and quite modern looking. They are fully self contained so we were able to buy groceries to cook for ourselves as well as wash our own clothes and dry them in the drying room which saved us a lot of money. The rooms were all spacious, clean and comfortable. Each chalet had aircon/heating, TV, modern appliances, DVD's, books etc. As well as that, one had an outdoor spa and the other had a fire place. The staff were a very helpful young couple who went out of their way to assist where needed.
The chalet is in a perfect position as it is the closest accommodation to the mountain and it is close to a bunch of restaurants and pubs. However it is right on the train line and although the train comes past rarely, it could wake you up in the middle of the night. I never had any problems with this as the rooms are on the opposite side of the chalet, but if you're a light sleeper it may wake you.
In all, I would highly recommend these chalets to stay with friends or family.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Northland, NewZealand
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Had a really good time there. everything was easy and straight forward. good facilities. The staff did everything they could to accommodate you. definitely going out of there way to make sure you had the best time. would recommend to all.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Hamilton
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Station lodge is situated at the base of Mt. Ruapehu giving easy access to the Turoa Ski area. Station Lodge offers accommodation to suit any budget and after staying here I was impressed by their dorm style accommodation that offers a clean tidy room with heating and bunks that sleeps around 4 people and is perfect for those who want a good nights sleep before hitting the slopes the next day!!! Also station lodge has lounge and kitchen area with full cooking facilities and a lounge which is great for relaxing, socializing and meeting new friends.

Overall the best accommodation for your money in Ohakune!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

We stayed in the Chalets in August and had a great time. Chalet 1 with the fireplace is probably the most refined and has the most comfortable beds. The spa is Chalet 2 is excellent, especially after a long day skiing. The only negative I can think of is the noise from the trains (which are only 10 - 15 metres away). If you're a light sleeper these will wake you up! We only noticed 2 -3 a night so it wasn't a big deal. The Managers at the Station Lodge are fantastic and were willing to help at any time. Great central location - very close to ski hire shops (next door) and pubs. Also close to some great bushwalks.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

the cleanest backpacker style accomidation i have stayed in
also willing to help you with what ever you want to do
will be back there next year

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

This was a great week in Ohakune, Station lodge was at the best location (near the Powderkeg & Kings Hotel etc) with all the facilities you would want/need. The room was just what we needed - with a heater 24/7 and the gear rental shop a few steps from our room - which had the updated forecast for the mountain. During the entire week I never entered a bathroom that wasn't spotless, and the owners are really pleasant and friendly people to chat to. With facilities like a hot tub, plasma television, excellent drying room and real fire in the lounge, you cannot go wrong staying here!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Station Lodge
Address: 60 Thames Street | The Junction, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Station Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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