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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Listed in BBH my family and I were planning to stay there 2 nights to do the Tongariro crossing. We ended up staying 4 nights this hostel and owners were so nice, friendly and made you feel at home. Very easy going, clean, comfortable hostel. Take some time to chat to Jo and Craig, they are just so lovely. Perfect...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BBH once again delivered a beauty. The hostel was quite quirky and easy to navigate! Free wifi (didn't reach my bedroom but never mind) and the kitchen was very clean! Saw people of all ages and nationalities - families, solo travellers, mature travellers, friends in their 20s etc. My parents had a double room and I went in a dorm...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a reasonable price (50 NZ$) for me as single I had a double bed with colorful linen. Friendly and helpful staff. Spacy showers. Amazing huge kitchen and "living room". Internal garden for relaxing. Next to i-site, Turangi tavern, New World. Will be there again in a few days

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1Thank Stefan K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in the early evening to a very perfunctory greeting. Our host weirdly seemed to think we already knew our way round - we did not. I think we were interrupting his evening. Our ‘family ensuite' room was rudimentary and spartan: the beds had thin foam mattresses, nothing on the walls, and one small, high window in the room....

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Marathon, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights while in town fly fishing. Was a nice friendly and uncrowded atmosphere. I felt like I was out in the country and thats where I wanted to be! Was cleaner than other backpackers places I stayed on the same trip and cost was reasonable. Owners were very nice Mauri family who were kind and...

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1Thank CaptChris72
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent hostel with cozy common areas. Kitchen is spacious and always clean and you have everything you need in it. Dorms are tidy and comfortable. Lovely people running the hostel and the athmosphere is very relaxed! Easy access to Tongariro Crossing, daily shuttles leave nearby for $45 return.

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2Thank KaroParo
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were advised to stay at Extreme Backpackers by the local i-SITE and we did not regret it. The hostel and especially the inner courtyard is lovely, the rooms are clean and comfortable. The owner is a very friendly and welcoming guy. We could even hang out with fellow travellers, whom we met in the hostel.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

what an awesome experience, great facilities ,great kitchen, good cleanliness,nice outside chill out area ,nice spacious lounge and spacious dining area .good value for money highly recommended would stay there again.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

A simply fantastic hostel, really appreciated having facilities so clean- although one minor sticking point was having only one towel hanging up for hand drying in the gent's toilets. Otherwise, everything was far above the usual hostel standard. The puzzle in the common room was a bit hard, wasted like three hours trying to put it together but i guess...

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2Thank Jason Z
San Diego, California
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Extreme Backpackers stay was perfect for our time in Turangi, doing the crossing and white water rafting! Turangi is a small town and this little gem holds a lot of warm / inviting people. The rooms were clean and well kept, the facilities were clean and the kitchen is huge. We had a group dinner with about 10 people...

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Address: 26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Number of rooms: 18
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“Stay out of room number 8 or 9 if its raining, the roof gutter drain makes quite a racket as it runs out the pipe to the ground!”
 of 5 bubbles CaptChris72, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 is in the wifi zone.”
 of 5 bubbles Mirosson, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Bring a few friends to enjoy the group facility of the hostel”
 of 5 bubbles traveloress, 12 Jun 2015 | Read review
“they have shared rooms as well as private rooms, with a community living room, kitchen and bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MlcAK, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Quieter rooms are attached to the climbing facility.”
 of 5 bubbles Jmpow2, 13 Dec 2013 | Read review
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