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This kind of place makes you happy. Art is always present and Karamea is peaceful and welcoming. This backpacker has something of very particular. That's easy to meet people there and staying in Rongo could be the ideal place to have a break.
Thank Remi W
Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago
Thanks a LOT for your kind words and for sharing information about Rongo with other travellers. It's a shame your radio show wasn't recorded...I heard some of it Live on 107.5, and it was awesome!
Thanks again for taking the time to write...More
As soon as we walked through the door Rongos had a great feel about it. There is a homely feeling, couches to relax on in front of the fire and a beautiful handmade wooden table that seats everyone for the home banquet. PLUS a live...More
Thank Kerstin B
Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 21 May 2017
Oh stop it Kerstin B...Hahahahaha....You're embarrassing us!
Really though, thanks a LOT for your lovely words and thanks for appreciating what we do. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, cheers for taking the time to tell other travellers about Rongo and come...More
Rongo is a destination in itself with a good 'vibe', and plenty of information and help for whatever you want to do. Usual backpacker facilities plus a few rooms - an interesting town and area that justifies spending a few days rather than just passing...More
Loved this place! It has a variety of sleeping options from dorms to twin share to private rooms, With many rooms looking out onto a lovely little courtyard with a pizza oven and BBQ. There is a spirit of welcome, friendship, artistic expression and sustainability...More
Thank Barbara C
Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 13 March 2017
Why thank you Barbara, it was a pleasure to host you and I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come on back anytime and bring all your friends! (I promise you we'll make a wonderful "Heaphy Feast" dinner for you on your next...More
After completing the Heaphy track I stayed at Rongos. Extremely welcoming and helpful staff made me wish I could stay longer, but I had to fly out of Westport 2 Wellington. Rongos has an artistic, interesting decor and a beautiful garden. Even has there own...More
Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 8 March 2017
From one old hippie to another, thanks for taking the time to give us a sterling review OldTrailBeast. I saw a bumper sticker once "The Hippies Were RIGHT!" So maybe the world is finally catching up...we live in hope!
The Karamea supermarket closes at 7:00...More