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Erua Road East, Tongariro National Park 3948 New Zealand
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#1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Tongariro National Park
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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
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Hot bath
Snack bar
Game room
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Skiing
Billiards
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
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BBQ facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Cruiser813851 wrote a review Sep 2020
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Good - The room was simple but practical, we were upgraded to 8 beds for 6 of us so we could have more space which was very nice. Facilities were good with the option of own cubical showers. Fun movie room in what looks like a cupboard with table tennis and couches. Kitchens were well equipped. Bad - WiFi was given with vouchers (200 MB each person) which was very limiting and no signal in the room to use personal data or calls.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 12 Sep 2020
Thanks for your comments, there is the option of purchasing more WIFI if required. Due to our location WIFI and phone signal can be disrupted at times, we are constantly looking at how we can improve this with providers.
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ntts12 wrote a review Sep 2020
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One of many stays here, always a hit with the kids with the rustic games room, secret narnia cinema room and daisy the pig. Highly recommended for value for money and easy access to both ski fields (car park booking allowing).
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 12 Sep 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay, see you next time.
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Ariane B wrote a review Aug 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand253 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed here for four nights during winter season. The Whakapapa skiing region is just a 20-minute drive away and easy to reach. To rooms are clean and tidy, all communal areas (kitchen, bathrooms, games room) were nice and clean, way better than other hostels we've stayed in! The owners gave us an upgrade from a double room to a family room, with own kitchenette and bathroom as well as a terrasse, due to no other visitors. that just added to the overall positive impression of this place. So if you're looking for an affordable place to stay and relax, away from busy city life and within close proximity to Mt Ruhapehu and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - I can highly recommend The Crossing Backpackers!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Nick Panoutsos wrote a review Aug 2020
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This is a great place to get away from the city. Awesome, friendly budget accommodation. Rooms are spacious. The shared kitchen is well equipped and sparkling clean. All areas are clean and warm. We regularly come down as a family. The movie room and social area is great for the kids to unwind after an active day. This trip was just me. This is an ideal base for adventures.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Glad you enjoyed your break away from the city, thank you for your comments.
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Chris Kaeting wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had 2 rooms of 6 bunks for 2 nights. Did a snowcraft exercise and climb of Mt Ruapehu on the Saturday, and a walk of the Marton Sash & Door trail on the Sunday. The bunk rooms were very hot with the overnight heating so we kept the windows open the second night. Kitchen was well equipped although there was only one teaspoon. The dining area was roomy and warm and the lounge was cosy with the fire on. The bathrooms could do with more ventilation - the floors in particular were wet and slippery a lot of the time. More rubber matting would also be good.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Thanks for your comments. Great that you enjoyed your activities around our beautiful region.We have sorted out the extractor fans in the bathrooms which has improved the issue. Unfortunately no matter how many teaspoons we supply they disapear and Regulating central heating to suit everyone can be difficult.
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Juliette C wrote a review Jul 2020
New Lynn, New Zealand1 contribution
We've been staying at the Crossing for a number of years and the new-ish owners have made a great job of keeping the kitchen and dining areas clean and today, as well as stocked with plenty of cutlery, utensils and tea towels. There's also a lot of great signage and information about. The bunks are very comfortable and we love staying here because it's central in-between Whakapapa and Turoa so we have a choice of the two.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Thank you for your comments. We love seeing our regular guests returning each year.
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Kieran wrote a review Jul 2020
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Clean, friendly, great facilities: kitchen, showers etc. Friendly owners. Awesome. Stayed in shared dorm and the other guests were also friendly. Take your own groceries due to location. But I'd recommend this place to anyone
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Thank you for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
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Jack M wrote a review Jun 2020
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Lovely host who looked after us and made sure we had a comfortable visit. Great location and amenities - clean kitchen for cooking breakfast. Very clean and warm room for those winter months. Great value for backpackers
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Your comments are appreciated, thank you.
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Rish wrote a review Jun 2020
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Good value for money, we stayed in a family room with a private toilet. The room was clean, spacious & great heating. large common kitchen area, nice outdoor space with animals.A big thumbs up for Daisy,the pig. Friendly staff.Great location
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from The Crossing Backpackers Leanne Nielsen, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your comments.
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bensch1208 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mainz, Germany41 contributions5 helpful votes
We booked the summer special and staid for two nights in order to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Transfer was perfectly organized. Hotel room was clean and staff was very helpful and friendly. Only the shower in the family room is not the best for bigger persons (not adjustable). The Whirlpool to relax after the Crossing was also very nice!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Crossing Backpackers, Owner at The Crossing Backpackers
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Thank you for your comments. The spa pool is a great way to relax after a day hiking, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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PRICE RANGE
US$37 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionTongariro National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crossing Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to The Crossing Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Mt Ruapehu (5.9 km) and Schnapps Mini Golf (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crossing Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a spa, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at The Crossing Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crossing Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crossing Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Station Cafe and Restaurant, Schnapps Bar, and Macrocarpa Cafe.
Does The Crossing Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Crossing Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Crossing Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Porere Redoubt (13.6 km).