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    The Crossing Backpackers

    Erua Road East, Tongariro National Park 3948, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent70%
    • Very good22%
    • Average1%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible5%
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    “movie room” (11 reviews)
    “spa pool” (10 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (11 reviews)
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    Hot Tub
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    3.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 125 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    On our way to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing we didn't have anywhere to stay..but thanks to the i-site in Waiouru we managed to get a spot for our motorhome on this site (unpowered but that's OK for at leat one night). The hosting couple...More

    Thank jinthewoods
    Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for taking the time to place a review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Where do I start with the Crossing Backpackers. This place was amazing, me and my partner opted for a private double room, which not only included an ensuite, but tv, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities too. The hostel is set on a large plot of...More

    Thank Dan P
    Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for your review. The private ensuite room has recently been upgraded with the addition of a TV, fridge, jug, tea and coffee. We are always happy to offer free bus and train station shuttles to our guests. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay with...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I had a great stay at the Crossing Backpackers. All staff were very friendly, approachable and helpful. One of the staff members (can’t remember his name) happily offered sandwich bags when I realised I hadn’t packed anything to store my sandwiches for the hike. He...More

    Thank Prerana P
    Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for your comments. We do try to be helpful, and it is nice to know it is appreciated.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Very nice place to stay, close by to the point to do a Tongariro crossing day hike. Its clean and staffs are friendly. Kitchen is well maintained and show and spa facilities are great. If anything to be improved, WIFI signals for the rooms.

    Thank Ashish L
    Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Due to our location and large premises it is difficult to get WIFI to all areas of the lodge. We do make sure that it is efficient in the communal areas so that everyone has access to the WIFI.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Everything is great. Really enjoyed our stay. They have a well equipped kitchen, spa pool, common room with table tennis, pool table, books, tv etc. Everything is very clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. We had a great deal for 99NZD for two nights and...More

    1  Thank Thilini J
    Response from crossingbp, Owner at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    It was great to meet you all, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back one day.

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    Amenities
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    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$41 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
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    • North Island >
    • Manawatu-Wanganui Region >
    • Tongariro National Park
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    "Family rooms are nice and spacious"
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    "good clean cheap accommodation!"
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    "Bring ear plugs, and take advantage of the shuttle to and from the backpackers. Amazing service!"
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    "Check inside the wardrobe in the TV room."
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