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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I was given the wrong key 2 times before they told me that i was supposed to be in another room. I had to walk back and fourth with my luggage several times because of their incompetence. It is expensive and they rip you off with wi-fi. At this price, wifi should be included. I did not feel welcome here....

Thank Gustav O
KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We appreciate the feed back and will be working to improve the check in process. Thanks

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Writing this review on the very reasonably priced and speedy Wifi. Comfortable new beds in a central but quiet location. The quad chalets (lodges) are great and well laid out. No TV for us but good Wifi and laptop movies kept u entertained after the enormous pizzas at the hostel cafe (Morepork after the owl but spelled MorePak for some...

Thank 879VICH
KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

It is awesome to hear you had a wonderful stay and meal. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 December 2016 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...

Thank zoef92
KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here at Kiwipaka and hope you will visit us again.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016 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

Thank Tom W
KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are taking your comment into consideration about the bus group and will make sure we come across as more approachable in the future. We hope you will come back to visit again. Thanks

Reviewed 6 November 2016 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.

Thank Claire b
KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your room stay and we hope to see you again. Thanks

Reviewed 4 November 2016 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.

Thank Emma L
KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Awesome thank you for the great review and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will come and visit again. Thanks

Reviewed 1 November 2016 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...

Thank Rhianna F
KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

Kurrajong, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016 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.

Thank jb1394
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.

Thank jungahhhh
Dublin, Ireland
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

Thank DerekMcH

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Waitomo Kiwipaka has backpackers accommodation as well as Chalet rooms. There is also a Pizzeria café/restaurant on site. ... more   less 

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 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwi Paka Waitomo 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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 of 5 bubbles Bioturok, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles d_daisy, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
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