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Reviews of Ski Haus Tongariro National Park Hostel

Carroll St, PO Box 79 National Park, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 84%

Location 83%

Safety 79%

Staff 94%

Value 78%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 0.76USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Tongariro National Park?

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Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 84%

Location 83%

Safety 79%

Staff 94%

Value 78%

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66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Liked: Overall a pretty average place, but the staff were very helpful, especially in organising shuttles for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and to Whakapapa Village. It's very much a 'no frills' place, and lacks a bit in atmosphere over the summer. It's fine for one or two nights though. The beds were a little hard, but when you've been hiking all day, you tend to sleep like a log anyway.

Disliked: The security here is very lax. Anyone can walk in, and if the rooms are left unlocked, anyone can go in there as well. I stayed in the all girls 6 bed dorm and on the second night, a German girl snuck a boy into her bed. I informed the staff when I heard them in the morning, and while they showed concern for the situation, they failed to do anything about it. The boy was still in the room when I went to collect my bag for check out and finally when they did go to check whether he was there, he'd already snuck out. When they questioned the girl about it, she lied and said that he'd only been helping her move her things into the room, as she'd arrived late the night before. Obviously her lying isn't the fault of the hostel, but their security could've been a lot better, as it was so easy for someone to sneak in and out, even when they were noticed. I was disappointed by the lack of action that was taken in response.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Quiet, relax and there is a beautiful big wood fire in the living room.

Disliked: 15 minutes walk from the drop off of Naked bus.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff who served me was so friendly and helpful that it was one of the most unforgettable backpackers experience a in my trip.

Disliked: A bit of walking from my bus stop, no free wifi provided.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Quiet, lots of space, clean kitchen, lounge with fireplace

Disliked: Very bad paid internet

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Private rooms are a good size with share showers and toilets close by. The kitchen/dining area is adequate and there are extra dining tables in the spacious common room when the hostel is busy. Eating places & pub are a short walk away. Shuttle buses are easily arranged for travel to Tongariro NP.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Space, log fire, privacy of family room with ensuite.

Disliked: Crowded on weekend, pay for wifi access.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Cozy living room

Disliked: Naked bus stop is not close

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very nice little hostel which is more like a ski lodge. Great location as Intercity buses stop right in front of it. Very friendly staff. Rooms and beds were ok, not great but not too bad. As it was quiet there in December I was in a 6 bed dorm by myself. Enough showers and toilets at least during the low season. Big kitchen. Very comfortable and spacious common room to hang out and meet other travellers.

Disliked: No lockers in rooms which is a minus.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: location

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location within the National Park village. Love the ski lodge atmosphere of the place, big log fire, large lounge area. Kitchen is good. Beds are comfy and rooms are well sized and quiet.

Disliked: Very very quiet out of season but not much to complain about!

Customer would recommend this property

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