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    Rongo Backpackers

    130 Waverley Street | P.O. Box 54, Karamea, New Zealand
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveller (21)
          Room & Suite (5)
          Dining (3)
          • Excellent74%
          • Very good15%
          • Average3%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible7%
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          “pot luck” (6 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
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          Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

          As soon as we walked through the door Rongos had a great feel about it. There is a homely feeling, couches to relax on in front of the fire and a beautiful handmade wooden table that seats everyone for the home banquet. PLUS a live...More

          Thank Kerstin B
          Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 21 May 2017

          Oh stop it Kerstin B...Hahahahaha....You're embarrassing us! Really though, thanks a LOT for your lovely words and thanks for appreciating what we do. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, cheers for taking the time to tell other travellers about Rongo and come...More

          Reviewed 3 April 2017

          Rongo is a destination in itself with a good 'vibe', and plenty of information and help for whatever you want to do. Usual backpacker facilities plus a few rooms - an interesting town and area that justifies spending a few days rather than just passing...More

          Thank triptraveller8
          Reviewed 12 March 2017

          Loved this place! It has a variety of sleeping options from dorms to twin share to private rooms, With many rooms looking out onto a lovely little courtyard with a pizza oven and BBQ. There is a spirit of welcome, friendship, artistic expression and sustainability...More

          Thank Barbara C
          Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 13 March 2017

          Why thank you​ Barbara, it was a pleasure to host you and I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come on back anytime and bring all your friends! (I promise you we'll make a wonderful "Heaphy Feast" dinner for you on your next...More

          Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

          After completing the Heaphy track I stayed at Rongos. Extremely welcoming and helpful staff made me wish I could stay longer, but I had to fly out of Westport 2 Wellington. Rongos has an artistic, interesting decor and a beautiful garden. Even has there own...More

          Thank oldtrailbeast
          Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 8 March 2017

          From one old hippie to another, thanks for taking the time to give us a sterling review OldTrailBeast. I saw a bumper sticker once "The Hippies Were RIGHT!" So maybe the world is finally catching up...we live in hope! The Karamea supermarket closes at 7:00...More

          Reviewed 11 February 2017

          Paul offered us such great hospitality at Rongo's - after finishing the Heaphy Track a real bed was much appreciated! For a very reasonable added cost we sat down with other guests for an evening meal with Paul which he had prepared in person -...More

          Thank Lana Y
          Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 5 April 2017

          Hi Lana Y, Thank you so much for your lovely review of your time with us at Rongo Backpackers in Karamea. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and the "Rongo Feast" and the artworks that adorn the hostel. I really appreciate you taking the...More

          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Price range
          • US$29 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Number of rooms
          • 10
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          • Location
          • New Zealand >
          • South Island >
          • West Coast Region >
          • Karamea
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          Traveller (21)
          Room & Suite (5)
          Dining (3)
          Hotel & Grounds (26)
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          "Twin and double rooms overlook the courtyard. There is a twin-share option as well as dorms for the budget..."
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          "Purple room was great, dorms looked clean and comfy"
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          "They're all great rooms with a difference"
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          "Lovely rooms throughout, you can't go wrong. I stayed at the Green Room and had a wonderful massive..."
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