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We have accommodation options at great rates from shared bunk rooms to self contained family units to suit family, friends and individuals alike. We offer free bus or train pick up from National Park Village and a daily shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine crossing in the summer season, direct to and from our doorstep(charges apply). We also have a spacious TV lounge, pool table, a DVD room, dining & outdoor areas, fully equipped kitchen facilities with free tea and coffee, Wi-Fi guest internet, laundry facilities and a spa pool.
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Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Public Wifi
Paid Wifi
Hot Tub
Self-Serve Laundry
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Paid Internet
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Taupo Airport80 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crossing was fantastic! The kitchen was spacious and had plenty of hobs, dishes, etc. the rooms were comfortable... I could see them being tight on a fully booked day, but there were very few people there when I stayed, so it was a nice...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank edden98
Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our lodge and your stay! We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful farmland hostel near the national park. Great community accommodations, huge kitchen area, nice clean rooms. Very nice Spa pool (hot tub) and friendly staff. They even have an 11 year old pig named Daisy that eats all the food scraps.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Nick C
Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Daisy is great and loves getting all the attention from our guests!

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed here as a family group of about 30 with 15 kids. We pretty much had the run of the place and it was great. The northerners found it cold and it is starting to look tired but it was good value for money....More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Daydream822208
Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 19 October 2018

Thanks for your feed back! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Loved our stay at the crossing , owners were very friendly and accommodating, our daughter loved the games room and animals .. the spa was awsome after a day up the mountain and we would def stay here again :)

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jessicalmontier
Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you, we are pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Clean, well equipped and great staff. Had booked in for 2 nights but my friend injured himself on the mountain and was flown to hospital. I had to check out a day early. I didn't expect a refund but the staff were lovely and said...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank ianwL1982NT
Response from crossingbp, Manager at The Crossing BackpackersResponded 28 September 2018

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope your friend managed to recover quickly!

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Alberto I
5 February 2018|
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Response from jobst56 | Reviewed this property |
Well, we were picked up around 6.30 a.m. and driven to the starting point. After completing the trek, we were offered two pick-up times for the way back, one for the faster guys (which in fact we were) around 3.30 p.m... More
Room Tips
"Family rooms are nice and spacious"
10 Sep 2017
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"good clean cheap accommodation!"
27 Aug 2017
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"Bring ear plugs, and take advantage of the shuttle to and from the backpackers. Amazing service!"
20 Apr 2017
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"Check inside the wardrobe in the TV room."
7 Dec 2016
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US$39 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionTongariro National Park
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