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1 Rata Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
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#6 of 27 in Ohakune
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
Free internet
Hot bath
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Street parking
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Catalan


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Grade: 57 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Darryl wrote a review Oct 2021
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If you need a place to stay while exploring the beautiful surrounds of ohakune whether it be tamping, hiking, skiing, bilking this place makes for a wonderful base camp with great food, brilliant staff and a great place to relax after a hard day adventuring. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from LKNZ Ohakune, General Manager at LKNZ Ohakune
Responded 6 Nov 2021
Thank you for your great review! And we totally agree with you; Ohakune is the perfect place for outdoor adventure for one and all any time of year. We are super happy you enjoyed your stay here with our friendly team at LKNZ Ohakune and hope you can return again sometime.
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E_Nicky wrote a review May 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand20 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed on a two night package which included a private room with ensuite, cooked breakfasts, Old Coach Road Trail transfers to Horopito and use of the spa pools. Due to urgent surgery and an eight week recovery recovery, we had to postpone our break away for two months and Steve was understanding and helpful when I contacted him and was happy to extend the deal until my husband had recovered. Our room was cosy, clean and comfortable and there was a clear view of Mount Ruapehu from the deck - we sat and watched the sunset and the colours reflected on the snowy mountain - it was magic. The breakfasts were made while we waited and delivered to our table hot and fresh. The staff were helpful and happy to go the extra mile. The lock up storage facility for our bikes was an added bonus and everything was in walking or biking distance so we didn't need to use the car. All in all this is a great place to stay with friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: April 2021
dellitot wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions14 helpful votes
Even though the weather wasn’t playing ball with the Tongariro crossing so we weren’t able to complete it, the service, food and kindness displayed was superb. They pulled out the stops to ensure our stay was great. Breakfasts in particular were amazing value and selection. Will stay again! Thank you Steve and team!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
mrsbeenz wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed on Waitangi weekend, was fairly quiet due to Covid. We booked direct and had a family room. Very clean, the hostel has everything you need. Steve was very welcoming. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled
Anthony G wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand1141 contributions268 helpful votes
Perfectly positioned for easy walking into town, or a speedy car ride up the road to the mountain, this is a great hostel to stay in. I was in one of the upgrade type rooms in the main building and found it to be very clean and comfortable. Staff were very helpful also. Didn’t get to try it but I noticed that there is hot tub spa which would be super handy after a day on the slopes or walk my trails.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
US$37 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LKNZ Lodge
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOhakune
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Frequently Asked Questions about LKNZ Ohakune
Which popular attractions are close to LKNZ Ohakune?
Nearby attractions include SLR - Vertigo Adventure Centre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at LKNZ Ohakune?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at LKNZ Ohakune?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at LKNZ Ohakune?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to LKNZ Ohakune?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria and Bakehouse, Osteria Ohakune, and Eat Takeaway Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at LKNZ Ohakune?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is LKNZ Ohakune located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Ohakune.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at LKNZ Ohakune?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to LKNZ Ohakune?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tangiwai Rail Disaster Memorial (1.4 km).
Is LKNZ Ohakune accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.