The hostel was expensive for what you got. It was really cold everywhere and the owner was not very helpful. And also you had to pay for the linen. The wifi was bad and the tea towels were wet all the time. No space in the fridge because all the space is for the crew. Very BAD!
The Hostel is excellent. The place is very clean, organized and well structure. The kitchen is 24h and when you need something from the reception when it is closed, the employees arrange the help. The rooms are big and have heaters. The common area, the living room, is really big. The employees are really regardful. I really recommend there!
Average hostel, seemed cheapest in the area stayed here three nights to go snowboarding up the mountain. The communal area was nice with the large fire to keep you warm. The eight bed dorm I stayed in was next to the communal room so was a little noisy at night. The room was small with no window and one or two plug sockets. The bathrooms are ok small and clean. Kitchen is small but ok and staff are very nice and helpful. Overall ok for the price.
National park is a nondescript town and absolutely soulless in summer. We came there after the TAC trek and found ski haus to be good place to sleep. It is just that and nothing more in summer. good wooden rooms at around the standard NZ backpacker rates (65-80 NZD). No frills place.
It seems to be the cheapest Option in the village. There is a reason for, because it could need a makeover. Nevertheless it is all clean and whatever you expect you will find, just not State of the art. We were there with friends and had the whole Place to ourselves, which was Great and possibly addes a plus to our experience. The Managers were very friendly and helpful. The Intercity Bus Stops right in Front of it.