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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Bad standard hostel... The room we got was dirty and dusty, on the floor lay a 2 cm dead bug.... The kitchen was full of bugs when the sun went down and no effort to put up nets were made. If I could give this hostel -5 I would. Expensive stay for what they offered. But at least the Waitomo...

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for one night, rooms are twins, doubles or dorms. All priced the same for when I went; very good as we are travelling as a couple. Room was fine, whole place had dated décor could do with a bit of modernisation. Kitchen and dining area was big enough and managed to cook okay. Reception let us call future...

Thank TravellingTeacher22
Halifax, NS
Reviewed 23 December 2015

A key stop on the Kiwi Experience bus tour, Waitomo is a must-see. Kiwi Paka is their recommended hostel, and that's where most of the backpackers stay. It's fairly central and only a five minute drive to the caves. We had a private room. It was a little dated but clean enough and fairly quiet. The bathrooms, however, are GROSS....

Thank JB81ontheroad
Reviewed 18 December 2015

if you looking for a budget nights rest then this is your place. average rooms, no air-conditioning, no shampoo or soap you must buy or bring your own. TV didn't work. Staff were very friendly and accommodating, pizza cafe was good and had good food. close to caves and main street. it was clean, however i believe not value for...

Thank Ash A
Linz, Austria
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We got booked in here by kiwi experience and it is NOT ok to sell a bed in a 6 bedroom dorm for the same price as a bed in a 2 or 4 bedroom. (32$) When we asked why it was like that and if we could get a discount or maybe free wifi for our stay, they said...

Thank Iris M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Firstly, theres not a lot to do in Waitomo and you're probably just here for the caves and gloworms so you need a good place to stay for one or two nights, this is it. Right in the middle of the village, close to iSite, bar and places to get food, and a 5 minute walk from the actual caves...

Thank ChrisT1211
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Kiwi Paka is a quiet little hotel that is relatively cheap with great staff who are very friendly and happy to assist with all your needs. Despite this however the hotel is very dated especially in some rooms and shared bathroom areas which desperately need updating.

Thank jaymonies
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The rooms could do with a little updating but they're more than adequate. We got a free upgrade to a twin from a dorm which was great. Nice large communal areas but it's a dry hostel so people tend not to spend time there so it lacks any atmosphere.

Thank Ben R
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Quiet place behind the i-site and Curly's bar. Easy check in. Clean room, shared bathroom, and kitchen. Comfortable. I don't think there were many ppl staying there, but reception closes early. Very close to the Waitomo Glowworm caves and down the road from the adventure businesses. Only stayed one night. Dorms are nice.

Thank Sara V
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Visited back in October 2013 & have been back recently for lunch, this hostel is right in Waitomo village- they have a restaurant & bar on site and a convenience store just down the road along with the I-Site and another eatery! Waitomo in General is a must stop for all backpackers visiting NZ, and the Kiwipaka offers comfortable, warm...

Thank MarissaPNZ

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Waitomo Kiwipaka has backpackers accommodation as well as Chalet rooms. There is also a Pizzeria café/restaurant on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kiwi Paka Waitomo

Address: Kiwi Paka Waitomo School Road PO Box 26 Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: €16 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwi Paka Waitomo 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Also Known As:
Kiwi Paka Waitomo Hotel Waitomo Caves
Kiwi Paka Waitomo North Island
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“all rooms are budget backpackers style”
 of 5 bubbles 435asha, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Caveman pizza is so good!”
 of 5 bubbles Bioturok, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for extra blankets and pillows if you stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles d_daisy, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here or anywhere else in Waitomo.”
 of 5 bubbles Purobi, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you are seeking calm and tranquility, you can go for a private room instead of a bed in a shared dorm. Rooms on upper floors give you a better overview of the perfect natural landscape of Waitomo area.”
 of 5 bubbles LG-Aude-LG, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
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