With a stay at Howard's Lodge - Hostel in National Park Village (Ruapehu - Tongariro), you'll be within the region of Whakapapa Ski Area and Iwikau Village. This hostel is within the region of Mangatepopo Trail Head and Turoa Ski Area.
Make yourself at home in one of the 27 guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Additional amenities include ski storage, tour/ticket assistance, and a picnic area. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
The hotel staff was friendly and helped me get to the right starting point for my Tramp Around The Mountain.
I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and especially the warm fire and big TV to watch the rubgy. Drying facilities for wet ski gear were much appreciated.
Fortunately I brought my own towel. From the web site booking I didn't really understand that the rome was quite so basic. No complaints though. All very clean, comfortable and adequate. Maybe I just didn't read the web site carefully enough.
The family style kitchen was nice. I also liked the communal family room with fireplace.
The staff was not friendly upon check in.
Nice and close to the ski fields
The beds really need some new mattresses, I found them a little too thin. Staff were not the most friendly
After i had booked i read some reviews of this lodge and they werent good so i thought we would not be happy about the accomodation. As it turned out the host was very friendly and the accomodation very clean and comfortable.