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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm always happy to see, that it IS possible to run a great hostel. We stayed in the new building and it was fantastic. The beds were a bit noisy, though, but the facility, kitchen, etc. was amazing! Staff was friendly and helpful! Highly recommended place!

Thank Benjamin F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Booked a private room for two and it was really nice - great bed, good pressured shower and great views. Was perfect for two of us for a couple of nights, would definitely recommend. Although on the edge of the town, nearer to the supermarket and some restaurants compared to others - ideal spot

Thank frances2615
Takanini, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place. Affordable. Comfortable. Spacious room for backpacker stay. Nice clean bathrooms and kitchen. Continental breakfast was good. Booking said free WiFi but had to pay for it when got there so didn't use it.

Thank Jason S
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We felt so much at home here in the small town of ohakune. The hostel is beautiful and there are plenty of outdoor activities as well as indoor entertainment! Make sure to do the tongoriro crossing whilst your here and don't miss out on the old coah road mountain bike trail! Martin and Amanda are great!! Thanks for having us!!

Thank Lisette H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Unless you are a hardcore skier / snowboarder having to conquer every winter season and mountain, I would advise to give Ohakune a miss and base out in Taupo for Whakapapa for more competitive rates and service. This town has 2k people serving up to 20k visitors (according to LKNZ innkeeper) so you won't get far looking for great deals.... More 

Thank Cheah E
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

$90 for a tiny room with a small lumpy roll together double bed that was pushed up against the wall. Not good. I live in Taupo and it is half of that price for a much larger room and more comfortable bed.

Thank Jared T
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Ohakune for 4 nights at LKNZ lodge in the Private Ensuite Rooms upstairs. We had a fantastic stay whilst there. The facilities were great, the rooms were small but cosy. The amenities including the $10 Spa bath and a drink deal couldn't be overlooked. By far, the greatest thing about LKNZ was the staff. Each of them... More 

Thank Michael S
LKNZLodge2014, Manager at LKNZ Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you guys had a great stay, might see ya for some spring skiing More 

West Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I booked this place, the next day they rang me up and told me the room was unavailable but they had another room we could have. At first I agreed not knowing exactly what we were in for. My wife unhappy with this rang to cancel the accommodation so we could get something better suited to us... More 

Thank Joshua D
LKNZLodge2014, Manager at LKNZ Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Joshua, LKNZ called you first thing the day after you made your booking to let you know the BED TYPE request was not able to be met, instead of a double and bunk, only a 2 bunk room was available. The manager was told this was fine by Joshua. Please understand the room you booked through Booking.com 'Quadruple Room... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I loved my stay at the LKNZ lodge. the rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. stuff is amazing, couldn't do enough to help. modern hostel with new kitchen and good mountain bikes for trips near the lodge. Also a good base for the tongariro crossing (lodge can sort out bus shuttle, lunch and packed breakfast,if you need).... More 

Thank DaWutz
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Well I have just checked out of LKNZ and what an amazing stay, I couldn't have possibly enjoyed my time as much as I did by staying their. The staff are the greatest I have ever witnessed in lodge staying and the place is so clean and warm, what incredible staff they must hire to do the cleaning because it... More 

Thank Benjamin J

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  • Kitchenette
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, Privet Doubles, Dorms and Cabins spread over 4 building each with there own kitchens and lounges. Van and Tent site available too.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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about LKNZ Lodge

Address: 1 Rata Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: €35 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — LKNZ Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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