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3.8 out of 5

"Great stay, cool digs. Loved the entrance into the movie room! " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 02 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

At The Crossing Backpackers, you'll be 0.2 km (0.1 mi) from Tongariro National Park and 20.9 km (13 mi) from Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre. Highlights at this hostel include free self parking and a spa tub.

All 20 rooms feature free WiFi.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free train pick-up service.

In proximity to this 3.5-star Tongariro National Park hostel you'll find Mount Ruapehu.

Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$60* Per night/room 23 Apr. - 24 Apr.

Basic Family Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Basic Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bed in Mixed Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Crossing Backpackers ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Crossing Backpackers

Everyone (4) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Great stay, cool digs. Loved the entrance into the movie room!

Posted by , from Lynfield on 2 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Aug. 2019 by The Crossing Backpackers Team

Thanks, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay!

4 out of 5
Good location, midway between Tūroa and Whakapapa Friendly staff

Posted by on 2 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Aug. 2018 by Leanne

Thanks for your review we appreciate your comments.

2 out of 5
Very nice hostel and staff but I would not recommend anyone stay during the school holidays! Kids were running around (wooden floors throughout so very noisey) continuously and well into the night

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jul. 2018 by Leanne

Sorry to hear that it was noisy during your stay. The school holidays are a busy time and we encourage families to come and stay.

4 out of 5
Nice place, close til the Tongarian crossing. Very hospital hosts. Rooms are OK to the price.

Posted by , from Denmark on 12 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Dec. 2017 by Leanne

Thanks for your comments

4 out of 5

An interesting surprise

Location: Good stepping stone to Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro and even Waitomo.
When I first arrived I was a bit unsure about this one, but when I took myself on a tour of the place I soon discovered it was a tardis. MUCH bigger in the inside than it looks from outside. Good design. Also really quiet and peaceful due to its location. I also HIGHLY recommend that if you go you HAVE to look inside the wardrobe in the TV room! Go past the lion in the wardrobe.

Posted by , from Sydney on 5 Oct. 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of The Crossing Backpackers, you'll find a spa tub, a library, and a terrace. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A train station pick-up service and a train station drop-off service are free. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at The Crossing Backpackers. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Tongariro National Park hostel.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Crossing Backpackers offers 20 accommodations. This Tongariro National Park hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Heating

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include a spa tub.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Bedding is not included in the dormitories. Bedding is available for a surcharge (limited availability).

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available

Hotel Names

  • Crossing Backpackers Hostel Tongariro
  • Crossing Backpackers Hostel
  • Crossing Backpackers Tongariro
  • Crossing Backpackers
  • Crossing Backpackers Hostel Tongariro National Park
  • Crossing Backpackers Tongariro National Park
  • The Crossing Backpackers Tongariro National Park
  • The Crossing Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 3 star plus and is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.