Egmont Eco Lodge
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Egmont Eco Lodge

12 Clawton Street, New Plymouth 4310 New Zealand

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#28 of 29 hotels in New Plymouth
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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2.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge is a centrally located hostel in a seven acre valley surrounded by three acres of New Zealand native forest and a bubbling stream. Wake to the chorus of birdsong in the modern backpacker hostel accommodation after a perfect night’s sleep. Relax on YHA New Plymouth’s sunny decks or laze in hammocks under trees. Dare to feed the monster Egmont eels by hand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch

Location

12 Clawton Street, New Plymouth 4310 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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New Plymouth Airport
11.4 km
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chrissyRichie wrote a review Jan 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand89 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked in for one night to see Festival of Lights had our three kids with us and had booked a family room/cabin which was just a hollow stone block rectangle with louvre windows (without curtains). We were only provided with one thin blanket each and room was drafty and cold. Luckily we packed sleeping bags for kids and had an extra blanket otherwise would've been a very long cold night,
Room was clean but furniture and bedding is dated. There is large lodge area that would suit large groups but the toilet facilities are small and the block closest to family rooms is some distance across grass and unisex, was not the greatest with young kids.
Have stayed at nicer places for the price but on an upside reception was friendly, they did let us check in at 4pm rather than 5pm which I did feel was rather late anyway.
I think this place would suit a young traveller on a strict budget but would not recommend it if your looking for comfort.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carley99_uk wrote a review Aug 2009
Portsmouth, United Kingdom139 contributions67 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the hostel to find you could only check in after 5pm which was a bit of a pain compared to most other hostels. There were cats roaming around in the kitchen, living room and where ever else they wanted to go. The kitchen was small and the one computer they had was broken. Our room was very basic and the curtains did not fully close. Although the receptionist was nice enough one word to describe the hostel is dingy. There wasn't anything drastically wrong but nothing was maintained well compared to other hostels we have stayed at in NZ especially other YHA's.
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Date of stay: August 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Freek wrote a review Jan 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom17 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are travelling around by car this is the best location you can get in New Plymouth. Its really nice and about a 20/25 minutes walk to the city centre by a beautiful walkway. Staff is super friendly, facilities are good and shared rooms feel very homy. Only thing I must be negative about is the quality of the beds. I know its a backpackers, but the matrass really needs replacement!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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RubySlippers77 wrote a review Dec 2021
Paraparaumu, New Zealand11 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The reviews are honest & true.

It's very very tired & the whole place smells a bit strange. The long term guests are less than friendly.
The shower rooms are shabby with seriously moudly ceilings.
The room was smelly with a grubby carpet which hadn't been vacuumed. Cobwebs all over the window and in the room.
Thankfully bedclothes did smell clean or I may have walked out and paid for somewhere else to sleep.
The kitchen was basic well kept.

Surely during the quiet times it wouldn't take much to spruce up the place ...

The receptionist was super helpful about the New Plymouth centre 😊
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kath Fraser wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very unsatisfactory. Booked OK, and told credit card would not be charged and we could pay on arrival. Then got text to advise there would be no one to check us in, so to call on arrival, and my credit card has been charged because there will be no one there when we arrive... Not ideal, but fair enough.
On arrival we found our room was on the other side of a locked gate, about 50 meters away. A long distance to carry gear off motorbikes. But the main thing that infuriated me was being told they would not supply towels - DUE TO COVID!!!! But there are sheets, pillow cases, duvet on the bed! (Surely a worse potential spreader of Covid if you have such lousy laundry standards). And cutlery in the communal kitchen. Super spreader potential more than any towel. Room very old and musty. Certain the duvet hasn't been laundered in years. Shared toilets, showers etc. very old and unkempt. Felt very grotty. Only "eco" thing about this place seems to be the avoidance of detergents. We stayed for 2 nights only because my card had been charged before we got there, and I was not at all co didn't I would have been refunded if we reduced our stay.
For the desperate only.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tui Bird wrote a review Feb 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for somewhere clean, safe, inexpensive and friendly to stay, book here. The late check-in time might seem different to other places but understandable considering the great work the staff does getting the property ready for all their guests. Friendly and relaxed from start to finish. If you expect to be catered to, book elsewhere. This accommodation is basic and gives the control back to you by letting you be in charge of yourself without the staff having babysit you.
Our family have stayed two years in a row and look forward to staying again!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Amar D wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at Egmont Eco Lodge some 5-6 times over the past 8 years and have watched it go steadily downhill. For me, it's always been a convenient place to stay before and after climbing the mountain but my most recent booking will be my last. It is disappointing to see that my feedback is consistent with many others. The lodge appears to be used as emergency accommodation, which is something I am not generally opposed to (the government pays the operators double the market rate) but it should not be also run as tourist and visitor accommodation, or at least, the visitors should be told about this at the time of making their booking. I had a two night reservation and had to leave after the first sleepless night. The few hours spent there I had to put up with people fighting, smoking, drinking and verbally abusing each other right outside my room. The room and facilities overall were dirty and the room was filled with cigarette odour. There wasn't anyone at the reception the following morning so I left the keys and departed. I believe the operator is misleading their guest as the accommodation is definitely not worth the $170 that I paid to stay there and most definitely not what it is being advertised as. I would encourage anyone considering staying at Egmont Eco Lodge to look at alternative options available to them, as there are plenty in New Plymouth and the surrounding townships.
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Date of stay: December 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Debbie wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Gary is quick to take your money but never refunded when we didn’t stay after room inspection! This place gave me the creeps, broken latch on window so unsecured, no wifi to room as promised, plaster under the bed and cat hair galore. I wouldn’t stay here or use the showers if you paid me. Gary has a bad name around town it seems and I can see why. He hangs up on me.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stevie wrote a review Mar 2024
NZ15 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Infuriating long time to book in. Majorly dirty, old, smelly establishment all through. I wasnt allowed to park in the tent site I had booked, by being told it was fully booked. IT WASNT. That really annoyed me. I'd never stay there again, it's pretty disgusting
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Date of stay: March 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Basically stay anywhere else than Egmont Eco Lodge
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Ajfox1 wrote a review Jul 2013
Peregian Springs, Australia1 contribution10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed there recently and was disgusted that I saw a large Rat run out of the kitchen. The toilets were cleaned once in a week. Not much considering there must have been over 30 people using 4 toilets. There are no smoke alarms in the rooms. The staff don't seem to care at all and probably because the owner is arrogant and passes this attitude down to his staff. Commit a crime and stay in prison instead!
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Date of stay: June 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from David
The place is awful, nothing like the photos you see three. You want be able to make any refund . The manager is never there to talk or to discuss. The two girls at the reception take all payment quickly. You want be able to get any refund after seeing the place. It is hard to believe a place like this here on New Zealand
Stevie wrote a tip Mar 2024
NZ15 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Basically stay anywhere else than Egmont Eco Lodge"
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Sleepless wrote a tip Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not choose to stay at this hostel"
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Bruce wrote a tip Mar 2017
Ashland, Oregon11 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room in the main building only. It was nice, and the kitchen was bright and clean."
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KoenW wrote a tip Jan 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the difference in mattress quality between a double room or a bed in a dorm are significant."
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Ritihia C wrote a tip Jan 2015
Kawakawa, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"chalets are quite pretty"
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PRICE RANGE
$61 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Egmont Eco Lodge YHA
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Egmont Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Egmont Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Brooklands Zoo (1.1 km), Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary (1.1 km), and The Gables (Colonial Hospital) (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Egmont Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Egmont Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Egmont Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Egmont Eco Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Fed, Elixir West Cafe & Catering, and Ate Forty One.
Does Egmont Eco Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Egmont Eco Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Egmont Eco Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Egmont Eco Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Egmont Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Egmont Eco Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurworth Cottage (6.6 km).
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