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Corner of Carroll and McKenzie Streets National Park, National Park Village 3948 New Zealand
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#6 of 8 Speciality lodging in National Park Village
Formerly The Ski Haus, Manowhenua Lodge boasts a variety of accommodation from dorm rooms to private twin/double and family rooms. Guests enjoy clean cozy rooms, a large kitchen, free internet, and an expansive lounge area, complete with a wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the unique combination of adventure and tranquillity and be inspired by the beauty of The World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
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Lauren C wrote a review Apr 2015
34 contributions6 helpful votes
Awesome and friendly staff, a wood fireplace free to use at any time, and a huge rec room with all you could ask for in a public space. Board games, pool table, books, tv, puzzles, and that fireplace! Super cosy spot and was glad to spend a couple of nights here when it was pouring rain outside. No free tea and coffee though, unfortunately. The kitchen is also a bit institutional, but it's way better to hang out in the lounge anyway!
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Date of stay: April 2015
itsme1990 wrote a review Apr 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom30 contributions10 helpful votes
I liked it. It had a bit of character and it did the trick. Very cheap and practical. The girl who works and the reception and basically you see working around the hostel all the time, is fab. Very friendly and happy to help. Free pool is an awesome bonus. Bad WiFi is the only con.
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Date of stay: April 2015
John K wrote a review Feb 2015
Brighton, United Kingdom2,500 contributions870 helpful votes
I choose here for our two nights while doing the Tongariro Crossing. It was perfect. It is a hostel. Clean, good kitchen and we had our own room. It cost NZ$68 per night. It is a lot cheaper if you share one of the bunk rooms. The hostel also organised transport to and from the crossing for a cost of NZ$30 each. The transport was on time and gave us 8Hrs to do the walk. The hostel was also not busy unlike the YH which was packed and where we picked up 20 people on the bus for the crossing. My only niggle was having to pay for wifi.
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Date of stay: February 2015
Sven S wrote a review Dec 2014
Aachen, Germany2 contributions
We enjoyed our stay at Ski Haus. It was the right place to stay for Tongariro Crossing! They really cared about us and gave us all information we needed for Tongariro Crossing and updated us regularly about the weather conditions and if the track was passable. Nice and clean facilities, big kitchen. Hot showers and warm rooms except for the living room. Bad Wifi signal. 4 Square supermarket and bus stops (Nakedbus, Intercity) nearby.
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Date of stay: November 2014
theAdhocracy wrote a review Dec 2014
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely fine little hostel with some great facilities. Slept in a six bed dorm and was very comfortable, though could use some shelving for the top bunks to store water/alarm as beds are slatted so fall through easily! Staff were very pleasant and helpful, although reception does open a little late so if you're wanting help before a long day walk, just remember to ask the night before! Facilities were very nice and clean, plenty of bathrooms/showers available, good communal area and lots of space. Internet reception was fine for me, though I imagine it doesn't stretch to all the rooms and cost was a bit expensive but not horrifically so! Kitchen was clean but looks like few people use it, not the best selection of implements etc. but perfectly adequate for most backpacker
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Date of stay: December 2014
Response from SkiHaus, Manager at Manowhenua Lodge
Responded 10 Dec 2014
Hi, Thanks for staying with us and your time to write review! We also appreciate your decisions for going the Tongariro apline crossing or not by the night before your hiking day. Or please let us know your time to decide, like the early morning before we can still confirm the bus for you. Then we will be with you by then. We can provide better service for you! Thanks for your support too.!
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US$46 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Ski Haus
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionNational Park Village
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