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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here as part of my Haka Tour. Kiwi Experience and another tour bus were also staying here. However, it was a pretty quiet and chilled location. Our rooms were upgraded so I was in a twin ensuite. Spacious room, TV, and towel were a welcome surprise. Bathroom was ok, but water pressure poor (whilst also getting the whole bathroom...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the points you made have been addressed and passed onto the appropriate people.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the cleanest hostel I've seen but not too bad that I didn't want to stay. Have to pay for wifi. Beds and sheets seems and feels really old.. Nices outdoor place to spend time chatting with friends and a 3 minutes walk to the only bar in waitomo.

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Melbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for only 1 night on a Contiki tour. The location was close to everything we needed to get to. We ate at the hotel for our dinner and breakfast which was pretty good but staff weren't the friendliest. We had a double story room that was very spacious. The exterior of the whole property was really nice,...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a chilled, spacious hostel, not for a bad price either. The kitchen was really clean and organised when I was there. Plenty of crockery. Also plenty of dining space including a terrace outside. There's a restaurant and bar onsite but I didn't use them. Bedrooms were perfectly clean, as were the bathrooms. Wifi was available at an...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my younger brother when we were on the Kiwi Experience tour. We were lucky in that we were given a room for 2, whereas most of the other people on our coach had to share in a dorm. The beds were comfy enough, but after having been to the Waitomo Caves for Black Water Rafting, the...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Waitomo Great location in the town. Only a 30 second walk away from 'Curly's' which is a bar serving food. The glowworm caves are only moments away by car so you're right in the heart of everything. We stayed in what could only be described as an apartment with two beds upstairs and two beds downstairs for a very reasonable...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review and points made about our hostel. We understand about our check in process and usually have our bus groups come in separately as to avoid confusion and so that everyone receives the information they need while staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you have an amazing trip...

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a double room in the lodge, which was actually very cheap. The room was super basis just had a bed and a desk really but not bad for the price. Toilet block was not too nice, floors always flooded and not enough facilities in peak season. All in all not bad for the price. The pillows are...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the review. In regards to the toilet block we have has that looked at recently and its all up and running as it should be. Again thanks for the review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in NZ. Regards Kiwipaka

Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This cost me $35 a night and it was most certainly not worth it. Check in was slow for people who were rushing to make their activities for Black River Rafting. There was ONE plug in the room to share amongst 4 people which was extremely inconvenient. The kitchen was a disgrace. It hadn't been cleaned by the cleaners for...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us, we will bring the power point situation to attention. Yes with check in it does take some time especially if you are travelling with a group because we can have 50 plus people all come in at the same time. If people are on earlier...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Quite tidy,we stay at the self contained cabins with ensuite, very small, but worth it at around a hundy a night. They have back packer accom and family rooms aswell. we have stayed twice here now and both times enjoyed it. They have a nice resturant and bar that serves great pizza. The location is fantastic within walking to shops...

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KiwiWaitomo1, Director of Sales at Kiwi Paka Waitomo, responded to this review

Hi there, awesome to hear you enjoyed your stay especially for the second time around. Hope you will come and visit us again and had a good rest of your Xmas trip.

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed here with Contiki in January 2017. Small little rooms which get the job done for an overnight stay. Reasonably close to the caves and a short walk to a nearby lookout over Waitomo. Try and opt for a room with a balcony.

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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: RM75 - RM375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwi Paka Waitomo 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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