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Rusty Nail Backpackers

9 Dixon Way, Taihape 4720 New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Taihape
The Rusty Nail secluded spot overlooks Taihape with a breathtaking view of Mount Ruapehu, 10 minutes walk from the township. Providing a great central location as well as peace and quiet. In the heart of NZ's best scenery with adventure at your doorstep - bungy, white water rafting, tramping, trout fishing, hunting, jet boating, horse treks and snow skiing in winter. Taihape offers great shopping, night entertainment with that country atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Joanne Parry wrote a review Nov 2020
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I booked in very last minute and the host was so lovely and very welcoming. The facilities were nice and comfortable, and a stunning location! Would absolutely stay again and recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Taihape!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
faytomlin wrote a review Aug 2020
Masterton, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had room 3 for our family of four, it was clean and warm & our youngest was happy on the extra mattress that Leanne had arranged for us. The kitchen was well equipped and the log fire meant we were toasty all evening whilst chatting with other guests. Leanne and her family have recently taken over this business and they seem committed to making it a lovely place to stay. We picked up rental ski equipment in Taihape so saved time and money and made the most of the next day up at Whakapapa (1.5 hr drive away). We will be back to do the same again 🎿 🏔
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Luis Palmieri wrote a review Feb 2020
Guatemala City, Guatemala4 contributions
100 points! I drove from Queenstown to Auckland. I stayed in holiday parks, hostels and in the car sometines. This was the best place of my whole trip. The owner is a really nice guy. He oponed the doors even though I arrived without notice at 10.30pm. I was lucky though that he was still awake. Super clean beds and bathrooms and good place to rest. Good coffee available since 7am. Great view. Met some good people there. This is THE place to stay in Taihape, especially if you drove from Wellington and are driving up the Island.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
the_Sadie wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed in the Family Room with our two kids, and had the whole place to ourselves. Stan was very welcoming and great to talk to. He also gets up and puts a pot of coffee on for guests in the morning, which is a lovely touch! The common areas and amenities are great, with three different areas to sit in, a woodburner, great table for boardgames, and a well stocked kitchen. The wooden house has a lot of character and the garden is also gorgeous. We felt very at home.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed in the family room, but all the rooms looked nice. Our room was nice and dark in the...
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Emilie N wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Such a nice place to stay for the night. Me and my friends felt very welcome here from the first minute. The place was clean and cozy , the beds super comfortable and the shower warm and nice. Couldn’t have been better!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$34 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionRangitikei DistrictTaihape
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rusty Nail Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Rusty Nail Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Ad-Deen Mosque (1.0 km) and Taihape police musuem (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rusty Nail Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rusty Nail Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rusty Nail Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rusty Nail Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Cafe Telephonique, Brown Sugar Cafe, and Soul Cafe.
Is Rusty Nail Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Taihape.
Is Rusty Nail Backpackers accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.