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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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2Thank gyongyver988
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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1Thank Richard P
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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1Thank neights
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here until the last day when we were told that we hadn't paid for one of our nights accommodation. We had paid in cash for one of our nights but the hostel didn't remember taking our money and hadn't given us a receipt. It wasn't nice being accused of not paying when we did. Anyway,...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nice and tidy, visited in September 2016. The room was basic but comfortable, the ensuite shower was great, the staff/owners were friendly and helpful, the kitchen was well set up and equipped and the lounge was tidy - what more could you want - would happily stay again.

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2Thank RichieRich928
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I've been back a few times and it's always a pleasure. The owners are lovely. Decent wifi and facilities. Lots of communal space; comfy lounge, spacious dining and courtyard. Good location for Tongariro crossing and they will organise shuttle if you need.

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1Thank vantusk
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I am not used to put review, but this backpacker deserve it!! You will have all you need, very clean, charming place and well located. And the top of the cake the manager Joey is such lovely person, you will speak to her one minute and you will feel like home. If all the backpacker was like that I will...

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1Thank charlesscarceriaux
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I booked this hostel very last minute, because I only had a very brief window to do the Tongaririo crossing. I must of called a handful of times to ask questions, all the where, what, how's. When I got to the hostel at 1:00 am, the key was left under the mat where they said it would be, there were...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

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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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