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YHA National Park Backpackers and Climbing Wall

Hostel | Finlay Street, P.O.Box 89, National Park Village, New Zealand 3948

83.1% Overall Rating

35 out of 41 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/09/2015)

Ying-yue Zhao thinks…

"This hostel was ideal for ski trips to Whakapapa. The staff kept everyone up to date with weather conditions. The room was comfortable and clean. I'll probably come back here for when I do the…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.65

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to National Park Village?

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IMPORTANT: we offer transportation to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing $30 return (per person) to book on arrival!

National Park Backpackers, YHA and Climbing Hall is a purpose built backpackers located right on the doorstep of Tongariro National Park.
With magnificent views of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe; National Park is an outdoor junkies paradise.
This YHA is built around an indoor climbing hall and has all the facilities expected, including transport to and from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Northern Circuit, 42 Traverse and Whakapapa ski fields. Read more

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About YHA National Park Backpackers and Climbing Wall

National Park Backpackers and YHA welcomes a wide variety of travellers from all over the world. With our wide range of budget friendly accommodation options, we are able to cater for singles, couples, families and groups.
For those wishing to self-cater we have a well stocked communal kitchen and dining area, whilst our location is handy enough to eat in nearby cafes and pubs. In Summer months our BBQ is available and guests can eat with some of the best views the area has to offer.
We have a TV lounge for guests with a book exchange and videos available. WIFI, computers and a payphone are located within the reception and communal areas. Our shop sells basic grocery items including phone cards, icecreams, sunblock and drinks. Gear hireage (crampons/axes, boots, jackets etc), back country hut passes and intercity coach tickets are all available.
The guest laundry is open in the afternoon hours as well as a drying room for your wet ski and hiking gear.
If adventure is your style, our knowledgeable, friendly front office staff can help you book transport. Our buses leave daily (weather permitting) for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Northern Circuit, Whakapapa ski fields, Ruapehu Crater Climb, 42 Traverse and Fishers Track. For water lovers, how about a jetboat ride? Or a canoe trip down the Whanganui River? We can arrange pickup and dropoff from our front door.
And, if you still have energy, why not try our 8m high Indoor Climbing Wall? 55 top climbs graded 10-26 (beginners to advanced). Open daily, either bring your own gear or hire ours. As a guest you receive a discounted rate and if you haven't climbed before, let our staff know and they can 'show you the ropes!'
Campers and Campervans are welcome. We have a dedicated tent site area to the rear of the building. Parking is onsite and off the street.
If you are arriving by train or bus, please let us know if you would like a courtesy pickup.

Accommodation Information

National Park YHA Backpackers has a wide variety of budget accommodation available:
Dorm Rooms have a maximum of 10 beds in bunk configurations - these are our most budget conscious option. Bunk rooms are spacious and airy. Bathrooms are communal and single sex. Bed linen is provided but bring your own towel.
Private Rooms cater for 1-3 people in single, double (1xdouble bed), twin (2xsingle beds) or triple (1xdouble bed and 1xsingle bed) configurations. The beds have linen and you can choose to have your own ensuite or share a bathroom.
Queen triple ensuite rooms are larger than our other private rooms, have ensuites and contain 1xqueen size bed and 1xsingle bed.
For larger groups or families please contact us directly.
Camping/camper sites are available.

Location Information

National Park YHA Backpackers and Climbing Wall
Findlay St (10m from SH4)
National Park Village

National Park YHA Backpackers and Climbing wall is located in National Park Village. We are on the outskirts of the Tongariro National Park on the western side of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe.
Whakapapa Ski Field is a 20 minute drive away. Tongariro Alpine Crossing entrance is approximately a 30 minute drive away. 42 Traverse entrance is 15 minutes drive away.
The nearest thermal hotpools are in Tokaanu, 45 minutes away.
Our nearest larger town is Taupo which is a 1-2 hour drive away.

We are south of Taumarunui, north of Ohakune and west of Turangi.