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A friendly, comfortable and inexpensive hostel at the base of Mt Ruapehu. LKNZ Backpackers is a great base for the Ruapehu Ski Resorts, Tongariro Crossing, Old Coach Road Track, Whanganui River and many other amazing walks and tracks in the Ruapehu area. Convenient shuttle services available for all activities. There is a wide range of accommodation options to suit your budget from New Kitchenette En-suites, Private Doubles, Family rooms, Dorms and Cabins spread over 4 building each with their own kitchens and lounges. Van and Tent site available too during summer. With action packed activities in the area all year round LKNZ have loads of Local Knowledge to share with all of our guest. As far as affordable North Island ski field on Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro accommodation goes, look no further than LKNZ Lodge. We have our own onsite Cafe, a Sauna and two hot tubs!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Internet
Wheelchair Access
Paid Wifi
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our ensuite bedroom had a great view, with all the necessary amenities for a 2 night stay. Bed was a little uncomfortable but besides that we enjoyed the rest of our stay! Front staff was VERY helpful and friendly. They were able to give us...More

Thank Ally C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a one night stay with my daughter in a twin ensuite room - caught out with car trouble. It was a pleasant surprise as for the very reasonable price we got a very nicely appointed, spotlessly clean room with comfortable twin beds and best...More

Thank mish15
Response from LKNZLodge2017, Guest Relations Manager at LKNZ LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear mish15, Thanks for taking your time to give us a perfect score review. We hope to see you around soon, Regards LKNZ Team

Reviewed 11 October 2018

I usually try to get a room here during winter for snowboarding. Booking online is easy and gives you an idea of which rooms are available for when you want it. I usually book the Mountain View Lodge which is the building in the back...More

Thank Acineto
Response from LKNZLodge2017, Guest Relations Manager at LKNZ LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Acineto, Thank you very much for your detailed review. We hope to see you around very soon. Kind regards, LKNZ Team

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here for 2 nights and we have a double ensuite room. It was very clean, tidy and warm in our room. The bed was reasonably comfortable and it was right in town and a perfect place for a snowboarding getaway.

Thank amberwistrand
Response from LKNZLodge2017, Front Office Manager at LKNZ LodgeResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks for your review amberwistrand! Regards, LKNZ Team

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We just stayed here with the family for the weekend in a family bunk room with shared bathroom. Really impressed with the facilities and would stay again. Kitchens well set up, with various dinning areas and lounge. Large selection DVD in comfy area to watch...More

Thank Ruth W
Response from LKNZLodge2017, Manager at LKNZ LodgeResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Ruth W, Thank you very much for taking your time to give us this amazing review. We appreciate your feedback. If you are planning another trip to Ohakune, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist. Best regards

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"It is on the main road. If you think noise might affect you, ask for a room at the back."
4 weeks ago
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"End unit, quiet from the road"
17 Jan 2018
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"room 45 mountain view or the one on the opposite side to room 45 as that also has mountain view & on..."
5 Sep 2017
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"Go one up from the budget option- in the more modern buildings. Much better facilities!"
13 Aug 2017
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US$43 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOhakune
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