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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Turangi

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Where to stay in Turangi on a budget?

Epic white water rafting rivers, world-class trout fishing and not to mention the Tongariro National Park being on its doorstep, no wonder you are looking for backpacker hostels in Turangi! Turangi is a great base with proximity the famous Tongariro Crossing, as well as the Tongariro River with walks, rafting and fishing.

The backpacker hostels in Turangi are extremely helpful in organising shuttles to the Tongariro Crossing, as well as giving advice on the hikes, mountain bike trails and, of course, fishing in Turangi. In winter, Turangi is only a 45-minute drive from the North Island ski fields of Mt Ruapehu.

So where should you stay in Turangi? Here are, what we consider, some of the best backpackers hostels in Turangi.

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1. Riverstone Backpackers

A purposely renovated budget accommodation in Turangi, Riverstone Backpackers is just a short walk from the centre of town. Relax on the outdoor covered deck and garden in a hammock after a hard day’s hiking. They have drying rooms, ideal for after your outdoor antics, and a modern kitchen so cooking won’t feel like such a chore.

Riverstone Backpackers

2. Extreme Backpackers

As one of the tallest buildings in Turangi, Extreme Backpackers is hard to miss in the centre of town. Extreme Backpackers is centrally located with easy access to all of Turangi’s services. You can’t go wrong with the super spacious kitchen and relaxing lounge and outdoor areas where you can kick back in a hammock. What’s more, there’s free unlimited Wi-Fi!

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Extreme Backpackers

3. Off the Track Backpackers

Located in a quiet corner of Turangi, Off the Track Backpackers is a cosy and homely backpackers with a lot of charm. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains from their outside area. Plus, the hostel offers a free pasta and sauce meal every evening! Note that the backpackers is only open for the shoulder and peak seasons.

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Off the Track Backpackers

4. A-Plus Samurai Lodge

The most colourful and quirkiest hostel in Turangi has to be the A-Plus Samurai Lodge Backpackers. The BBH hostel is nestled in the residential streets of Turangi, just a 15-minute walk from town. There’s plenty of off-street parking and multiple accommodation blocks for a quiet night’s sleep.

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A Plus Backpackers

5. Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park

Not a “backpacker hostel” per se but with several different types of budget accommodation, there’s something for everyone at the Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park. Stay in your campervan in a powered site, pitch a tent or stay in one of the basic cabins while making use of the communal kitchens and laundry facilities. There are self-contained cabins too. Learn more about holiday parks in New Zealand in Accommodation Guide to Holiday Parks in New Zealand.

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Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park

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