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8.1
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8.4
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Excellent location
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Howards Mountain Lodge

43 Carroll Street, National Park Village, National Park, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, 3948 - See map

This property is in high demand!

Last booked 5 hours ago

"Front desk was extremely helpful with all our questions."
Susan S. - March 26, 2018
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 83% of guests
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Fishing

  • Skiing

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Tongariro National Park in the last 24 hours

Compared to 29 Tongariro National Park properties at Agoda for various dates

Value for money7.9
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Howards Mountain Lodge

Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room (4 Adults) - Attached Bathroom
Family Room (4 Adults) - Attached Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 3 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Double - En-Suite
Double - En-Suite
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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En Suite Double
En Suite Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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En Suite Twin
En Suite Twin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Twin
Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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What people love about Howards Mountain Lodge

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff are amazing and friendly Perfect location for tongariro crossing and mount ruapehu skiing!"

    Lauren

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    July 10, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Pro: clean room, very friendly owners, jacuzzi, Shuttle to Tongariro Track and free parking."

    Christof

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    December 24, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Ideal base for hikers, easy to get shuttle buses around the national park."

    Jennifer

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    November 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional

"Friendly and helpful staff, good value for money, clean faci..."

Dorian

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June 11, 2018

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
10 mentions
Internet
4 mentions
Swimming Pool
1 mention

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional
Staff 

"The couple at the reception were the friendliest people, alw..."

Richard

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July 25, 2018

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Reviews of Howards Mountain Lodge from real guests

Overall rating
8.1
Excellent
From 1873 reviews
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Agoda Reviews (136)Booking.com Reviews (1404)
Rating via Agoda8.1
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.6
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.3
Value for money7.9
High score for Tongariro National Park
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9+ Exceptional (19)
8-9 Excellent (17)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (9)
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Mar - May (20)
Jun - Aug (22)
Sep - Nov (7)
Dec - Feb (20)
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9.6
Exceptional
Dominic from Germany
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Welcome to Howards Lodge family”

I booked 2 nights at the Howards Lodge to do the famous Tongariro Crossing and was happy to see that the Lodge also offers a Shuttle to the start of the track in the morning and from the end of the track in the afternoon. The lodge has everything you need and I enjoyed sitting at one of the fire places in the evening to warm myself and relax from long hikes. I extended my stay two times because I felt so welcome at this place. Tracey is the heart of the Lodge and makes you smile everyday with her positive attitude. You feel that she enjoys everything she does for the place and her guests which she calls her family. Thanks Tracey for beeing the best host a guest can imagine!

Reviewed March 04, 2019
4.8
Stuart
Family with young children
Family Room (4 Adults) - Attached Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

It’s just about passable, but some issues. ”

Room was dusty. Couldn’t get into spa bath at night and no staff at reception. Kitchen was taken over by a loud group who had 15 family members in there at once and occupied it for over an hour. Suppose that’s not the staff’s fault but maybe they should set some ground rules. No restaurant or bar onsite. Fires weren’t lit. Games room was untidy. We moved to a different lodge in same town for same price the following evening, that ticked all the above boxes and was just more welcoming.

Reviewed July 18, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Li from Australia
Solo traveler
Family Room (4 Adults) - Attached Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Good location, friendly staff, hostel styled lodge”

Pros: staff are very friendly in giving out all advice on the local walks. Heater inside the room to prepare really bad weather. Public kitchen is very clean. Cons: I booked a family room for myself to have some privacy for 3 nights. The room is big but without a desk or a single chair. If I want to write a diary, I had to do it in the kitchen which is definitely not quiet enough to focus on writing. There is tea and coffee provided, but no milk. It can be noisy if your neighbour are talking a bit loud or someone is walking in the corridor as the building is not very sound proofing.

Reviewed February 28, 2019
8.8
Excellent
GOAY from Malaysia
Couple
1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Awkward Bathroom Door ”

most commendable is the very friendly and informative lady receptionist that gave us good advice on Tongariro hiking. Room is clean and with a heater. good wifi connection even inside the room. ample parking space. there are two kitchens and a hot tub. you can also book shuttle to and fro tongariro at reasonable rate from them except during winter. due to its location in national park village, there is lack of eateries nearby and only a small Foursquare supermarket. advisable to get your foodstuffs before arriving here. one minus point would be the bathrooms which are unisex yet the door of each cubicle is of awkward height.

Reviewed October 24, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Jennifer from New Zealand
Couple
En Suite Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Exceptional”

Our room was opposite the lounge and kitchen area so we were kept awake at night by all the noisy users and then again early in the morning. Would only accept an upstairs room next time.

Reviewed July 18, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Jack from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Very quick night”

We stopped over for a quick night before hiking the Tongariro trail. We arrived after the front desk had closed and our key was waiting for us. We departed the next morning, just as the front desk was opening. He had prepared lunches for us, as promised. What little experience we had with the staff was excellent -- he was friendly and helpful. I would go back again.

Reviewed January 04, 2017
8.0
Excellent
shamsunder from India
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Solo traveler ”

Clean,comfertable, friendly staff,has everything basic u need, moreover u will be away most days doing the activities, also has transportation facility for a cost to the base of mountain, all in all good

Reviewed March 15, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Michelle from Italy
Family with young children
Family Room (4 Adults) - Attached Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Great place for exploring Tongariro area”

Family room was great, 5 beds, plenty of room. Very good shower, great communal facilities & very friendly staff.

Reviewed March 14, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Richard from Philippines
Family with teens
Double - En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Friendly staff”

The couple at the reception were the friendliest people, always cheerful and very helpful to our needs. Good value for money and very decent room. Will stay here again on our next trip to the mountains!

Reviewed July 25, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Melissa from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Value for Money”

Room was clean, warm and the location is great. Beds are a bit soft but I was only there for one night so no biggie. Kitchen was stocked with all the utensils you needed and since there were 2 kitchens it wasn’t crowded at all (I only saw 2 but could be more)

Reviewed July 17, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Janice from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

2 night stay in Howard's Mountain Lodge”

Came for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Had a very comfortable stay here but didn't get to try out all the facilities - BBQ, game/TV room, lounge (with fireplace), hot tub (out of service). The kitchen however, has everything but a rice cooker. Of course, you need to bring your own food. The shared showers and toilets were all clean and hot water is available. Some leaky taps but other than that, no issue. We managed to check in okay even though we arrived at midnight. Limited parking space so we parked along the street outside. You get a heater in the room, extra blankets and bath towels. It can be noisy early morning when people get ready for their hikes so bring some ear plugs if you want to avoid that.

Reviewed April 28, 2018
7.6
Very good
Choi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Basic 8 Bed Mixed Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Will come to stay again”

The cheapest hostel I had stayed in nz. Upgraded to female dorm and bathroom is super big. Only thing to critique was the kitchen downstairs. It will be crowded when it's meal time. Not much space and poor ventilation. Body will be smelled with all kinds of food.

Reviewed March 13, 2018
4.8
Antwajan from United States
Couple
En Suite Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

No heat with rude staff but decent room”

The hotel is located close to the ski mountain however the rooms are cold and heat is not allowed during most of the day. Thermostats are locked. Kids are rampant and you will be unable to sleep. The rooms are standard and the staff is extremely rude. Good luck if you make the same mistake in booking this motel.

Reviewed August 07, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Sze from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Totally worth it”

I love this place. The whole lodge is neat and warm. You wont have to worry about the cold weather when u are using the communal shower and washroom as it located inside the lodge. This is definitely a plus point to us. The room is cozy and comfortable which worth the price I pay.

Reviewed July 28, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Tania from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Exceptional”

Staff were very friendly and the lodge was very nice and clean. Our room had it's own heater which has was nice and the bed was very comfortable with thick duvet. It was very cold in the larger lounge room and the showers took awhile for the hot water to come through but other than that our stay was excellent.

Reviewed May 23, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Cynthia from United States
Solo traveler
En Suite Double
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Excellent”

The staff here are amazing. The rooms clean, nice hot shower, just don't arrive by bus - not a place to be at without a car. Unless you are totally backpacking it. The Eivin Restaurant - excellent food, host/hostess. Really enjoyed my stay here

Reviewed May 06, 2017
6.3
Good
Goran from United States
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

very basic”

location

It's OK room. No TV or WiFi but I was there only for the next day Tongariro crossing so I didn't care. I bought breakfast which wasn't worth it. It was super basic with broiled eggs being the best part. There is a gas station near by which has all the food you'll need. They'll rent all necessary things for the crossing. Shoes, backpack, rain jacket etc for extra fee. The also provide a shuttle to take you to and from crossing for $20 (standard price) overall it's all right. You probably won't find anything fancy in this area anyway.

Reviewed February 29, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Zane from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

Favourite Stay in New Zealand”

Close to everything, cheapest ski gear, free spa.

Howards Mountain Lodge was by far our favourite palce to stay in New Zealand. The staff were really helpful, they live there, and work hard each day to keep the wood chopped, fire warm and everything clean. There was a free private spa, great kitchen area, and awesome community area with with a pool table, cable TV, free movies, games, and a fireplace. The prices to hire ski and snowboard gear was also the cheapest we could find anywhere. We would stay here again.

Reviewed August 30, 2015
6.4
Good
Parthiban from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Standard Family Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Ok for money”

Pretty basic old motel. Ok for money.

Reviewed May 02, 2019
7.6
Very good
Kelvin from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Good for hiking tarangiro”

Good wifi, showers but room walls are thin so can hear everything in the corridor and neighbours

Reviewed December 24, 2018
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