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 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}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Riverstone Backpackers

    222 Te Rangitautahanga Road | Waikato, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
    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
    View Deal
    Traveller (12)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    • Excellent67%
    • Very good20%
    • Average7%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “the kitchen” (17 reviews)
    “new zealand” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","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"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Write a ReviewReviews (98)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 79 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great backpackers. Well looked after by the management. Clean, friendly, easy going. Great facilities. I stayed in dorm room. Bed comfortable. Wi fi, tv, pc, recycling, inside/outside sitting areas. Lots of local information available for travellers.

    Thank Startravla
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My girlfriend and I stayed here before and after doing the Tongariro Northern Circuit. The owner (?) Logan was super friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was relaxed. Everything we needed at hand - kitchen to cook, place to hang the tent fly, laundry for the...More

    Thank George H
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The place is so quiet and perfect for couples, the kitchen had everything and was very clean, the onwer is super nice and helped us get a room on the same day even though we made a mistake on the date of our reservation... the...More

    Thank lital s
    Reviewed 5 October 2017

    Nice little back-packers for a short overnight stay in Taupo. Easy to access and conveniently located to reach main town, however, service can be imporved a bit, as it took some long time to check-in process and getting keys to our rooms. Otherwise, good and...More

    Thank krazikams
    Reviewed 27 March 2017

    What a great little hostel! The staff is fantastic, very flexible and helpful. This is a great location to stay at for hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It's clean, has a well equipped kitchen, fantastic patio, and a cozy common room.

    Thank Jennysnow
    Turangi Bridge Motel
    297 reviews
    #2 of 9 hotels in Turangi
    0.5 km
    The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
    537 reviews
    #2 of 68 hotels in Taupo
    39.3 km
    Creel Lodge Motel
    311 reviews
    #1 of 9 hotels in Turangi
    0.9 km
    Asure Parklands Motor Lodge
    201 reviews
    #3 of 9 hotels in Turangi
    0.8 km
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • US$46 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Riverstone Backpackers 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 >
    • Taupo District >
    • Turangi
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (12)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (55)
    Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Turangi
    Turangi Bridge Motel
    297 reviews
    .49 km away
    Asure Parklands Motor Lodge
    201 reviews
    .78 km away
    Creel Lodge Motel
    311 reviews
    .89 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Creel Tackle House & Cafe
    217 reviews
    .89 km away
    Turangi Tavern
    208 reviews
    .61 km away
    Monsoon Splash Of Spice
    66 reviews
    .45 km away
    Hydro Eatery
    87 reviews
    .52 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Rafting New Zealand
    874 reviews
    .37 km away
    Mount Ngauruhoe
    81 reviews
    1.21 km away
    Tongariro Guided Walks
    39 reviews
    .52 km away
    Tongariro River Trail
    65 reviews
    .56 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Riverstone Backpackers staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Room Tips
    "wear your puffer jacket to bed"
    Read review
    "Book and ensuite room"
    Read review
    "Tip: State Highway 1 traffic can be noisy at night, best to keep bedroom window closed."
    Read review
    "We didn't actually have much time to check out rooms. We arrived quite late and left straight after..."
    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