Riverstone is run by Rob, a very cool guy who has a great knowledge of the area and the various activities and amenities available come rain or shine. He can book you onto the Tongariro crossing and his ability to accurately gauge the weather is uncanny!
The rooms are all very well kept, bedding is provided and you can hire towels if you wish. There's a laundry and internet, book exchange and DVDs to keep you amused should the weather turn. The outside decking and patio area is plush with beanbags and hammocks making it the perfect place to chill out with a few mates after your activities.
I would definitely stay there again!
- 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