Tongariro River Retreat
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Tongariro River Retreat

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Health Protected
26 Ngawaka Place, Tūrangi, Turangi, Waikato 3334, New Zealand
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With a stay at Tongariro River Retreat - Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Turangi, within a 10-minute drive of Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo. This upscale hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre and 2 mi (3.1 km) from River Vineyard.Show More
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4/5Very Good·Cleanliness: 4.0
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Amenities
Golf CourseSkiingHorse RidingHikingPrivate ParkingFree24-Hour Front DeskWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
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Surroundings
Airport: Taupo Airport
(44.0 km)
Landmarks: Turangi Holiday Park
(900m)
Landmarks: Tongariro River Rafting
(1.4 km)
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom

2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Private Bath
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Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
4

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

1 Double bed
Non-smoking
Towel
Private Toilet
Cleaning Tools
Video Streaming Services
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Premium Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Ensuite
4

Premium Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Ensuite

1 Queen bed
Non-smoking
Private Bath
TV
Towel
Microwave Oven
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Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
5

Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

1 Double bed
Non-smoking
Refrigerator
TV
Towel
Microwave Oven
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Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking, Ensuite
9

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking, Ensuite

2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Private Bath
TV
Towel
Microwave Oven
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Bed in 8-Bed Mix Dorm Room 4
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Bed in 8-Bed Mix Dorm Room 4

1 Single bed
Non-smoking
TV
Towel
Microwave Oven
Cleaning Tools
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Bed in 4-Bed Mix Dorm Room 5
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Bed in 4-Bed Mix Dorm Room 5

Non-smoking
TV
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Microwave Oven
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Bed in 4 - Bed Female Only Dorm Room 10
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Bed in 4 - Bed Female Only Dorm Room 10

Non-smoking
TV
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Microwave Oven
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Guest Reviews(21)

4/5
Very Good
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  • Cleanliness4
  • Amenities4
  • Location4
  • Service4
Jonathan
November 10, 2023
Great Hostel experience. Lots of food and shopping options available very close. Friendly staff and guests.
Kelly
November 8, 2023
It was adequate but everything was old and tired. The doors to the bathroom and my dorm room would not stay closed unless it was locked.
windy
January 4, 2024
Was here few years ago and it's not what i remembered. Run down and cluttery.
Nganeko
November 17, 2023
The owner mananger person was friendly and keeping an eye on things daily
Nina Gia
July 31, 2023
The attendant is so good, I think his the owner,sorry I did not get his name,he is very accomodating and granted us with our request.
Aylin
June 4, 2023
Hostel Manager was very friendly, would have picked us up if we would have been stuck at the Tongariro crossing (we were without a car) close to the intercity bus stop
Priten
February 21, 2023
Highly disturbing, unclean, uncomfortable and somewhat strange. The entrance is locked/not easily findable after dark. There was a man sitting in the shadows that saw us lost and advised us to use a back entrance to ‘get in’. The owner suggested he called us as we were late (******* check in says until 10pm, we arrived at 9pm and didnt receive a call either). The kitchen was nothing like the pictures - it was cluttered and filthy with empty food cans all over the place when we arrived. Our room was even worse - it was cluttered with a folding bed, the sheets had body hairs all over them, we saw spider webs along the ceiling and the window looked like it hadn't been washed in its life - it was disgusting. The room had a stuffy undesirable stench to it too. There are no sockets near the beds to charge your devices either, just one on the opposite side (for our private room was the case anyway). The creepiest thing was, on our 2nd morning, the owner let himself into our private room whilst my female partner was in bed, without seeking permission or with any reason. She could have been changing or asleep, it was 8:30am and checkout wasn't until 10am. We decided to leave straight after this final straw, and having read other reviews by females, its happened to others to. Wish we’d spent whatever it cost to stay elsewhere as this was an eye opening disturbing few nights. No working heater in the cold room either.
paul
October 16, 2023
bit untidy and messy but staff were nice
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December 1, 2022
It was OK, but not the best experience I have had with this type of backpackers-style accommodation. Manager is quite nice and helpful. But I agree with the review below pointing out that the photos are very misleading. They seem to have all been taken on a day when the place was empty and all tidied up. In reality, the common areas are very cluttered and cramped, and not terrifically clean. Kitchen is very well equipped, but kind of a mess most of the time, because quests are not all considerate about cleaning up after themselves. I saw people come in and just leave dirty dishes on the counter. One morning I found a stove burner on, apparently overnight. WiFi is OK. Parking lot is usually full, but the street parking is no problem. Great location close to shops, restuarants and some nice walks. My room was dark and somewhat bleak, but this is not a place to stay if you are going to hang out in your room.

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 14:00–19:00
Check-out: 05:00–10:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

Self check-in: Contact the property for the access code

If you will arrive outside of check-in hours, contact the property in advance

Child Policies
Children can stay in some rooms of this hotel.
Children between 0 and 3 years old can stay for free if no extra bed is needed.

Cots and Extra Beds
Extra bed and crib policies may vary according to room type. Please refer to the room type details for more information.

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Health Protected

Clean
  • 4/5
Health & safety measures
  • Thermometers available
Cleaning & disinfecting
  • Rooms are disinfected between stays

Property Description

  • Number of Rooms: 26
With a stay at Tongariro River Retreat - Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Turangi, within a 10-minute drive of Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo. This upscale hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre and 2 mi (3.1 km) from River Vineyard.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a garden. This hostel also features complimentary wireless internet access, ski storage, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Turangi? This hostel has 25 square feet (2 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and 35 meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 17 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and Smart televisions. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Digital programming along with DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include complimentary weekday newspapers and separate sitting areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Tongariro River Retreat?

Prices at Tongariro River Retreat are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to Tongariro River Retreat?

The closest airport is Taupo Airport. It is 44.0 km from the hotel and approximately a 40minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Tongariro River Retreat?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 10:00.

Does Tongariro River Retreat provide airport transfer services?

No, the Tongariro River Retreat doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Tongariro River Retreat have?

Tongariro River Retreat has the following amenities and services: Golf Course, Skiing, Horse Riding.

Does Tongariro River Retreat have a swimming pool?

No, Tongariro River Retreat doesn't have a pool.

Does Tongariro River Retreat have fitness amenities?

No, Tongariro River Retreat doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Tongariro River Retreat provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Tongariro River Retreat have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, Tongariro River Retreat has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Tongariro River Retreat have a restaurant?

No, Tongariro River Retreat doesn't have a restaurant.

About This Property

Nearest AirportTaupo Airport
Distance to Airport43.96KM
Average Price FromNZD69
Hotel Star Rating4