The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins
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The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins

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4.5
#4 of 6 hostels in Ohakune
2.7 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Skiing
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Electric blanket
Room types
Family rooms

Location

2 Moore Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Wanganui Airport
Auckland Intl Airport
272.9 km
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JoVJo wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand53 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night here in the motel at the end of the July school holidays - we had not ever stayed here before. I was very impressed.
The room was large with a lovely vaulted ceiling, very comfortable, scrupulously clean and with all the usual amenities including a generous wifi allowance. The manager was super friendly and helpful, and gave us a voucher for 10% off the best restaurant in town.
It’s a good location - easy walking distance to Clyde St, but just far enough from the main road to be very quiet; the trade-off for that was no views from the room. We were able to park right outside the room which is always helpful.
I thought it was good value for money and would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GenevieveVanEden wrote a review Feb 2020
Taupo, New Zealand35 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and tidy and comfortable it had everything i needed and i was happy to use the common room for cooking on the stove. Its located so close to the shops which means you can simply park and walk in if you want to go to cafes, information centre etc. I would happily return as well as recommend Ohakune Central backpackers.the managers were very friendly and a pleasure to deal with.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andy Ross wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, awesome value, excellent hosts and wonderful facilities/rooms. What more can I say. Thanks for looking after us.

Hosts went out of their way to look after us in the lead up to the trip (with changing details and numbers in our group) but nothing was too much trouble.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jaroslav Nečas wrote a review Jan 2020
Brno, Czech Republic1,448 contribution152 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cheap accommodation with large rooms equipped with basic electric appliance like cooking plates, toaster and teapot. Breakfast is not included but you can make any from your own supplies. Room was clean, wifi connection was fast. Receptionist was very willing and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lee-Anne M wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having booked a cabin for the weekend, I was more than pleasantly surprised that it was more like a motel room. Serviced daily, I was certainly not expecting that. The owners went above and beyond and made us feel so welcome. Even Dexter, the resident cat, made a fuss of everyone. Will certainly recommend to everyone and look forward to staying again
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Pradeep M wrote a review May 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great stay at this place. Was surprised it was so clean and welcoming for the price. Just perfect for a solo traveller. Located in central Ohakune. Would definitely come back. Owner was welcoming and friendly.Walking distance to all the restaurants.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Olivia B wrote a review Aug 2016
8 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After our accommodation fell through (we were booked into the MUAC hut on the mountain but the road was snowed in), we booked this hostel online whilst still driving down from Auckland. I called to confirm and let them know we'd be checking in late (it's a 5 hour drive and we left after work on a Friday), and was extremely rudely told that they don't take late check-ins - the guy I spoke to was just AWFUL. Essentially he refused to accept our booking, leaving us stuck in Ohakune without accommodation. Thank goodness I gave them a courtesy call so we were able to make other arrangements. I must say, this is embarrassing; Ohakune is a ski town where you would expect regular late check ins for the exact reasons I've mentioned above. If you want to go to bed at 9pm on a Friday (which is what this guy said he was doing), perhaps hospitality isn't the industry for you. Did I mention how rude the man was? He was really rude. 0/10 DO NOT RECOMMEND.
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Date of stay: August 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andrew Q wrote a review Apr 2019
Bulls, New Zealand26 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked last minute to break our journey further north. Booked into the double room with own bathroom. Arrived about 830pm fairly late to check in but regardless was met with a smile from the owner. Was shown to our room where we were pleasantly surprised with. The room was more like a motel room than a backpackers. The heat was on which was welcome on a cold night. The room had coffee and tea making facilities, a fridge and Sky tv. Very unexpected. We unpacked and then took advantage of their free spa pool just what we needed before bed. Unfortunately the bed let this place down it was probably too small for two people and a little too well used. My wife who has back problems woke up pretty sore. Overall awesome service and price.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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beach073 wrote a review Feb 2019
San Francisco, California18 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very recently remodeled. Everything was new and very clean. Exceeded our expectations. Well stocked kitchen. Location walking distance to town. Not a great neighborhood.
We would definitely return in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Acineto wrote a review Aug 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,152 contributions825 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really nice place to stay which isn't like other backpackers. We had a 4-bed mixed dorm and it was essentially a motel room with bunks. Plenty of room for everyone and the best part was that the room was already warmed up when we checked in.
The owner (?) was very friendly and helpful, showing us the room after checking in.
It is really close to the town center so it was easier to walk into town to find some food.
I would happily come back here to stay since it has nice facilities (shared spa, drying room, common room) and really fantastic location.
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$190 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOhakune
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins?
Nearby attractions include SLR - Vertigo Adventure Centre (0.3 km) and Ethical Waste (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins?
Conveniently located restaurants include Osteria Ohakune, The Cyprus Tree, and Utopia Cafe.
Is The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ohakune.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ohakune Central Backpackers & Cabins?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tangiwai Rail Disaster Memorial (1.5 km).
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