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    Rongo Backpackers

    130 Waverley Street | P.O. Box 54, Karamea, New Zealand
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    • Excellent74%
    • Very good15%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible7%
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    11 - 15 of 48 reviews

    Reviewed 25 June 2016

    In between tramps in the middle of winter 10 ATC members made a great choice to stay at Rongos for a night and to use their efficient track end shuttle services (under the name of Karamea Connections). Another great choice was the Heaphy Conquerors Feast...More

    Thank 8Hazel8
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 16 September 2016

    Hi 8Hazel8, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write about your stay at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery, the "Heaphy Feast" and our transport service Karamea Connections. It was a pleasure to host the Auckland Tramping Club and...More

    Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

    Thoroughly recommend Rongo Backpackers, lovely old building with heaps of character. Right in the centre of Karamea easy walk to the pub. We had a very relaxing evening sitting beside the fire pit listening to the DJ running the local radio station from the shed...More

    Thank Highlander65
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 28 March 2016

    Thanks a LOT for your kind words guys. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us...come on back again any time!

    Reviewed 19 August 2015

    I had an incredible time in Karamea, thanks to Rongo’s hospitality: these guys really do appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds them and certainly know how to share it! Down to earth – out of this world! LOVE IT!More

    Thank PixieinNZ
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 9 January 2016

    Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words Pixie. Thanks also for coming to stay with us and for taking the time to tell others about who we are and what we do. Please come and stay with us again soon! Regards from Sunny Karamea,...More

    Reviewed 6 July 2015

    I stayed at Rongo Backpackers with the intention of being there for a couple of days, however, I caught the bug and wanted to stay forever. I ended up staying a month. The atmosphere is exceptional and is hard to put into words - however...More

    7  Thank Jamie T
    Reviewed 12 June 2015

    This place is truly inspirational! The whole property is a piece of art, I enjoyed the living room with all the paintings and decorations that artists left here and the cosy atmosphere next to the fire. It is great to see how they grow so...More

    1  Thank themoonandthetrees
    Response from Paul M, Owner at Rongo BackpackersResponded 16 September 2016

    Hi TheMoonAndTheTrees, WOW, thanks a LOT for your kind words, I've very glad to hear you loved staying with us at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery. Come on back and stay with us anytime, Regards from​ Sunny Karamea, Paul.

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Price range
    • US$30 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    • South Island >
    • West Coast Region >
    • Karamea
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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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