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...
06/08/2017 07/08/2017
    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}

    Extreme Backpackers

    26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
    Best prices for your stay
    Check In Check Out
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    View Deal
    Traveller (33)
    Room & Suite (4)
    Dining (2)
    • Excellent68%
    • Very good24%
    • Average7%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","template":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (93)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 73 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We spent a night here and found the double room very comfortable and the heater was finally a powerful one which isn't common in hostels it seems! Friendly staff and a big well equipped kitchen. Excellent location - went rafting at the company opposite and...More

    1  Thank NatashaRachael
    Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

    Nice hostel, close from Tongariro park, easy to go for the crossing. Helpfull staff, cheerfull and funny. They gave also good tips for the roads and activities around. Clean kitchen. Good bed and heater. Very nice for a day or 2.

    1  Thank So0ophie
    Reviewed 23 March 2017

    I stayed at Extreme Backpackers 2 times. The first time before I did the crossing. Craig offers a shuttle and when picked up after the crossing, you'll get a wonderful cold beer :-) The hostel has a big kitchen with all necessary equipment, a huge...More

    1  Thank Bettina O
    Reviewed 5 March 2017

    When we arrived we were offered a second room with private shower without asking for. Very friendly owners/staff. Nice atrium. Good kitchen. An excellent hostel for trips in the Turangi area. We would come again.

    2  Thank TedNubi
    Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

    This is by far the best hostel we have stayed at in NZ! Really nice staff, clean kitchen and bathrooms and everywhere else. Nice backyard with hammocks, nice eating area and living room with tv and good couches. Really comfy beds, perfect for bodies who...More

    1  Thank Stacy P
    A Plus Backpackers Lodge
    125 reviews
    #3 of 17 Speciality lodging in Turangi
    Turangi Bridge Motel
    287 reviews
    #2 of 9 hotels in Turangi
    Asure Parklands Motor Lodge
    191 reviews
    #3 of 9 hotels in Turangi
    Settlers Motel
    210 reviews
    #5 of 9 hotels in Turangi
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Laundry Service
    • Price range
    • US$24 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 18
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Extreme 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 (33)
    Room & Suite (4)
    Dining (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (23)
    Bathroom (2)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
    Anglers Paradise Motel
    104 reviews
    .62 miles away
    Turangi Bridge Motel
    287 reviews
    .38 miles away
    Asure Parklands Motor Lodge
    191 reviews
    .24 miles away
    Tongariro River Motel
    65 reviews
    .20 miles away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Creel Tackle House & Cafe
    194 reviews
    .32 miles away
    Turangi Tavern
    185 reviews
    .15 miles away
    Monsoon Splash Of Spice
    53 reviews
    .09 miles away
    Hydro Eatery
    69 reviews
    .11 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Rafting New Zealand
    844 reviews
    .02 miles away
    Tongariro River Rafting
    590 reviews
    .85 miles away
    Mount Ngauruhoe
    75 reviews
    .66 miles away
    Whiskery Mike's Turangi Trout Connection
    67 reviews
    .50 miles away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Extreme Backpackers staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Room Tips
    "Stay out of room number 8 or 9 if its raining, the roof gutter drain makes quite a racket as it runs out the..."
    Read review
    "Room 15 is in the wifi zone."
    Read review
    "Bring a few friends to enjoy the group facility of the hostel"
    Read review
    "they have shared rooms as well as private rooms, with a community living room, kitchen and bathrooms."
    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