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Hobart
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to many of the cave attractions, and local pub, "general store" (very very basic) and cafes, as well as playground for younger kids. Does offer wifi for $5 for a GB for 24 hours. Room had a television (that only offered Christian TV but we watched a movie) and basic coffee making facilities. Clean and tidy, and perfect for... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We surprisingly got a kind of private room without asking (2 singles) so that was an added bonus. Kitchen was of good size and quality too! However, bathrooms needed a clean and the staff were clearly flustered by the Kiwi Experience hoard, which made them unapproachable

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Thank Tom W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty standard hostel. Not the cheapest but I'm waitomo there is little competition. The room I stayed in was pretty nice and spacious (a twin room). A bar is very near by and so are the caves. Have to pay for wifi which is always a downside.

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Belfast
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1 night in the lodge in a twin room. Nice room, good size, comfortable bed. Close by well equipped kitchen and lounge area. Bathrooms were fine and clean. Nice layout of the place. Great location right by the caves and walks surrounding. Nice staff. Is part of kiwi experience. Fair price. Would recommend.

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Thank Emma L
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend stayed here for 3 nights 28th - 31st October in a double room. The room was basic but clean and the bed was comfortable. The communal kitchen/dining area is large and clean, all appliances worked and there is a lovely balcony area to sit when the weather is nice. Bathrooms are also clean, however quite a... More 

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Kurrajong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Room was ok, very cold, hot water bad at times and heater did not work. Take blankets in cold weather! In a perfect spot with the bar and caves just down the road but you would only need to stay one night.

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Thank jb1394
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This place was okay. I shared this place with three other girls. This place is bare minimum. The card reader to get into the room had issues and the heater did not work. It was really cold and rainy when I visited. I was not very impressed with this place.

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Thank jungahhhh
Dublin, Ireland
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It's great not having to stay in bunks and it's a decent quality hostel for a visit to the caves. It is expensive at 32 dollars a night for what you get but your options are limited. Id suggest cooking as curlys bar is only average

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Thank DerekMcH
Dublin
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

staying in hostels it is quiet amazing when you don't have to stay in bunk beds! Rooms where nice and spacious, could use a big heater it got quiet cold at night! Facilities where really good, bathrooms where clean, kitchen nice big and clean! A few minutes walk from the Waitomo glow worm caves, pub at the end of the... More 

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Thank bananajen
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The staff were so friendly, the breakfast was great and the rooms were ok but a little cold! Bed was not bad for a hostel. Carly's bar down the road was lovely and good prices considering there is not much else around!

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Additional Information about Kiwi Paka Waitomo

Address: Kiwi Paka Waitomo School Road PO Box 26 Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $24 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwi Paka Waitomo 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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“all rooms are budget backpackers style”
 of 5 bubbles 435asha, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Caveman pizza is so good!”
 of 5 bubbles Bioturok, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for extra blankets and pillows if you stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles d_daisy, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here or anywhere else in Waitomo.”
 of 5 bubbles Purobi, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you are seeking calm and tranquility, you can go for a private room instead of a bed in a shared dorm. Rooms on upper floors give you a better overview of the perfect natural landscape of Waitomo area.”
 of 5 bubbles LG-Aude-LG, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
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