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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The owner was welcoming, friendly, and armed with a cutting sense of humor that served to skewer a politically-miserable American such as myself. As I walked into my first ever hostel experience, alone and weary from a day of caving only a stone's throw distance (across the street really) in Aranui Caves, I have to admit I was a bit...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Juno Hostel is located within the boundary of Waitomo Village (5 mins by car to the centre of the village?) and feels more like a home stay than a hostel experience. It resembles a long wood cabin with a very homely and inviting communal area (kitchen, lounge, dining). We stayed for the night in a double ensuite room and found...

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Cosy hostel with very knowledgeable staff which is super important here as the number of tour operators is a bit overwhelming. Huge kitchen with lots of equipment and cosy dorm rooms. It loses a star as the mattresses are just foam blocks not proper mattresses (still quite comfy) and you have to pay for any wifi which is a bit...

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Thank Graham B
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Dave, guy who runs the hostel, is a trip (in a good way). Clean, very well kept (both dorms and kitchen). Laundry on-site. ANIMALS ON-SITE: Dave's dog, a baby goat, some pigs and sheep (although these guys are fenced in). Dave, while quirky, is incredibly accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend.

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great YHA - has many warm cosy rooms plus unpowered and powered sites for vans and tents (I stayed on 1 of the 2 powered sites with my camper-van). Location: Excellent - about 1 mile outside Waitomo Caves village and next to Waitomo Adventures. Facilities: Excellent - big warm lounging area, lovely well equipped kitchen, several showers with plentiful hot...

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful location, kitchen facilities, lounge, en suite room all overseen by a fantastic host. Nothing was too much trouble and we really appreciated Dave taking us on a magical glow worm walk. It's not every day you can help feed an orphaned goat, rescued by Dave after it's poor mother died of "lead poisoning ". Would recommend juno hall to...

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Thank Paul D
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a lovely warm and friendly lodge. We got lots of useful local information from the manager including directions to a bush walk with glow worms. The local restaurant picked up from Juno and did hearty $10 meals and even showed the rugby before driving us back to the hall. Really friendly and well worth a return...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The hostel is situated right across the road from The Black Water Rafting Co., so the location is perfect if you're going on their tours. They also have a fireplace which is very nice if you're going on a wet tour. The kitchen is big and very well equipped, and was kept clean and tidy. There's no supermarked in Waitomo,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We used this hostel for its location. It is directly across the road from the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. where we went caving. This hostel is fine, you only get 30 min of wifi but there is a TV and DVDs to watch. The beds are fine with lots of blankets but hard pillows. I had a private room...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Perfect stay in dorms with friends, people are very welcoming, rooms and bathrooms clean! Large kitchen and living room very warm. Very close to the Waitomo caves tour so very convenient I recommend it !

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waitomo has been entertaining guests for decades with its deep caverns, luminescent glowworms and dark waterways for generations. YHA Waitomo offers the perfect base to experience all this spectacular place has to offer. The hostel is situated on a farm and has stunning views and native forest as your backdrop. Relax in a hammock by our large swimming pool and unwind from the adrenalin activities on your doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Waitomo Juno Hall Backpackers

Address: 600 Waitomo Caves Rd, Te Kuiti 3977, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Kuiti
Price Range: $58 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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“It's a hostel, not a motel, so adjust expectations.”
 of 5 bubbles Sawhira, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Co-ed dorm was safe and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All looked good - I was in campervan and recommend staying in green area by the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles BirdLover1959, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles fitmom1010, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Don't be shy to ask any advice to Stephanie, she is so helpful and she can propose you a free lift to the village.”
 of 5 bubbles BastienCrb, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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