We stayed here for 3 nights, and can highly recommend it. The 4-bed room was a tad on the small side, but with a super confortable bed. We slept extremely well. The bathroom is kept very clean, has great powershowers and warm water. The kitchen is large, and well equipped. There is a very nice, cozy living, good wifi, and a lovely garden and bbq. The couple running the place are friendly and very helpful in arranging your stay (tips, booking transport to the crossing, etc). Small details made all the difference to us, like the hostess bringing in my laudry when it started raining so it wouldn't get wet. It made us feel welcome. Only small point they could improve on is giving the kitchen a quick wipe at night so that it is clean at breakfast. Other than that, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riverstone Backpackers Turangi is an independently owned and operated boutique lodge & hostel, offering quality Tongariro accommodation, up to date information, and transport for exploring the Tongariro Crossing and the Tongariro Region. We have modern facilities and a homely and relaxed atmosphere. There are native gardens, flash kitchen and a large deck and in winter often an open fire. Riverstone is frequently rated by BBH Backpackers and on TripAdvisor Specialty Lodging, as the very best Tongariro Crossing accommodation. Top Rated Accommodation BBH 94% 2016 Trip Advisor 94% 2016 Lonely Planet 'Top Choice' 2016 Free WIFI Tongariro Crossing Shuttle Modern Facilities Best Information ... more less