We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
24/12/2017 25/12/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Kiwi Paka

    Hotel Access Road, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    24/12/2017 25/12/2017
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    US$50
    View Deal
    Traveller (21)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Dining (1)
    Overview
    • Excellent13%
    • Very good31%
    • Average28%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible16%
    Travellers talk about
    “dorm room” (3 reviews)
    Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Restaurant
    Wheelchair Access
    Conference Facilities
    Self-Serve Laundry
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    24 Dec25 Dec
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 5 partner sites to see rooms from US$50.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Waitomo Caves hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "dab7a88fdd034f358318d75b91d60e66", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":579843,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[120537481],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":24,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":25,"month":12,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":50,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"dab7a88fdd034f358318d75b91d60e66","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":50,"lowestMetaPrice":50,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":50,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":50,"lowestMetaPrice":50,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":50,"hotelName":"Kiwi Paka","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImRhYjdhODhmZGQwMzRmMzU4MzE4ZDc1YjkxZDYwZTY2IiwiQUlLIjoiYzBiZDZjNWUzMGEzNGNhOTlkMWE1MmVkYTc1ZGI1NTUifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "24/12/2017", "checkOut": "25/12/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$50", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"119491067":"HotelsCom2IB","120537481":"TravelocityEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message"},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (189)
    There are newer reviews for Kiwi Paka
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    11 - 15 of 181 reviews

    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    Stayed here one night with Kiwi Experience. Rooms were spacious and clean with heaters. No bunk beds which was nice and beds were comfy and I had a good sleep. The only negative thing was reception was not opened when I and a few others...More

    Thank Robert019u
    Response from KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi PakaResponded 19 July 2017

    Hi there, Thank you for the great feed back. Yes we do close earlier this time of year but glad to hear the night manager helped with everything you needed. With our cutlery we no longer charge deposits and rely on the honesty of those...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

    The hostel doesn't have bunk beds which is nice and every room is equipped with a heater. The kitchen is big and clean and well kitted out with everything. There is free wifi in the reception area. You also get cheaper drinks in the bar...More

    Thank nattyemily4
    Response from KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi PakaResponded 19 July 2017

    Hi there, Thank you for the feed back. Regards Kiwipaka Waitomo

    Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

    Nice little lodges, warm and practical. Mattresses seemed to be a bit old, like both mine and my girlfriends both sank in the middle with a few springs in your back here and there. Kitchen was well equipped, with great large fridges and large spaces...More

    Thank callumtyson1
    Response from KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi PakaResponded 19 July 2017

    Hi there, Thank you for the awesome feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in New Zealand. Thank you Kiwipaka

    Reviewed 12 April 2017

    The Kiwi Paka was a very basic, clean place to stay for a night, but don't expect anything special, like hangers in the closets or chairs on the decks. And I regret to say that, in a country where we found nothing but friendly people...More

    Thank Ira M
    Response from KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi PakaResponded 19 July 2017

    Hi there, I apologise for the lack of communication in regards to the café. Usually if we have a private function or 2 we close our café and make sure it is sign posted. We hope you enjoyed your pizza. Regards Kiwipaka Backpackers

    Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

    The most disgusting place I've ever stayed in. We found a mouse in our bed, the room smelt disastrous and was dirty and damp. When we complained about the mouse in the bed we got moved to a different room which had blood on the...More

    Thank Apryl C
    Response from KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi PakaResponded 20 April 2017

    Hi there, We apologize for the inconvenience of your stay. Our staff did do everything they could to accommodate you as we did upgrade your room when informed of the situation. Unfortunately due to the recent flooding the entire area saw an increase in mice...More

    Woodlyn Park
    262 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
    1.2 km
     
    Waitomo Caves Hotel
    551 reviews
    #3 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
    0.2 km
     
    Novotel Hamilton Tainui
    1,194 reviews
    #5 of 63 hotels in Hamilton
    55.1 km
     
    Glow Worm Motel
    86 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
    6.3 km
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$50 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Number of rooms
    • 47
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Kiwi Paka reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Waikato Region >
    • Waitomo Caves
    • Also Known As
    • Kiwi Paka Waitomo Hotel Waitomo Caves ,
    • Kiwi Paka Waitomo North Island
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (21)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (16)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
    Woodlyn Park
    262 reviews
    1.23 km away
     
    Glow Worm Motel
    86 reviews
    6.28 km away
     
    Waitomo Caves Hotel
    551 reviews
    .24 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Huhu
    1,357 reviews
    .24 km away
    Curly's Bar
    197 reviews
    .08 km away
    Waitomo General Store
    307 reviews
    .14 km away
    The Ice Cream Truck
    9 reviews
    .16 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Caveworld
    364 reviews
    .12 km away
    Ruakuri Cave
    603 reviews
    1.48 km away
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    3,864 reviews
    .50 km away
    Waitomo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    57 reviews
    .25 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Kiwi Paka staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "Check the mattress before accepting the room!"
    Read review
    "Quad lodges look to be the best."
    Read review
    "all rooms are budget backpackers style"
    Read review
    "Caveman pizza is so good!"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing