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.
Nearby Hotels
Adventure Lodge & Motel(Tongariro National Park)(Great Value!)
US$55
US$53
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$141
US$137
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
US$52
US$50
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
The Crossing Backpackers(Tongariro National Park)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
Tongariro Adventures(Tongariro National Park)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Tongariro Holiday Park(Tongariro National Park)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Parking
Alpine Chalets(Tongariro National Park)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Parking
Reviews (118)
Filter reviews
118 results
Traveller rating
60
43
11
4
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
60
43
11
4
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstongariro crossingthe kitchendrying roomlarge loungewalk upthe ping pong tablelinen providedcommon areas aregames roomfree tearooms are basiccommon roomawesome place to staynational park villageno frillstwo nightsmt ruapehu
Filter
Updating list...
19 - 24 of 118 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We loved the facilities, the hot tubs were amazing after a days skiing and the lounge with fire was nice and cosy too. Ski hire was reasonable and the lodge is in a good location to ski either Whakapapa or Turoa. The kitchen and toilets were both clean. The room was basic but for the price it did the job. However our room was in a separate building to the lodge, which was quite impractical in the cold winter nights. Also just a suggestion to make the free tea and coffee also available in the kitchen..

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank katieorr7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend staying here - cheap and basic accomodation, great and warm atmosphere, friendly and helpful owners! Clean and tidy, common room with a bar and comfy lounges. Games room with pool table, table tennis etc etc. Can hire ski gear etc from here also which is great! Cant fault anything!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Langley94
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

If you need an inexpensive place to stay in the Tongariro/Lake Taupo area, Pipers is it. We needed inexpensive sleeping space for three adults and found it here. The lodge is a trifle dated, but comfy and warm surrounded by spectacular scenery. The employees are friendly and helpful. The large common areas are great for informal gatherings.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank rebogamy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We loved our stay here! Dianne is such a wonderful host, and we would have stayed longer if it we didn't have to go back to work. The room and bathrooms are clean and the staff is very friendly. We stayed for two nights and got with the package which includes breakfast, packed lunch for the crossing, and return transportation to the crossing. The package is worth it, I highly recommend it! Dianne even gave us complimentary access to wifi, on top of the free 400mb. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank Elvenna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here and just as great as last time. Warm comfortable rooms, great communal kitchen, but best if all, great hosts. If you are going to walk Tongariro or ski Mt Ruapehu, stay here!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Matthew D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews