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1 room, 2 adults

Golden Fern Backpackers

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26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, 3334, New Zealand

Adults-only hostel in Turangi
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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  • Never saw a receptionist but self check in and out not a problem. Very efficient.Jan 29, 2020
  • Had a lovely 4-night stay at Golden Fern. Was there for the Tongariro Crossing. Room,…Jan 13, 2020

Golden Fern Backpackers

from €56
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Basic Double Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Bed in 4 - Bed Female Only Dorm Room 10
  • Bed in 8 - Bed mix dorm Room 4
  • Bed in 4 - Bed Mix dorm Room 5
  • Bed in 4 - Bed Mix dorm Room 6
  • Bed in 4 - Bed Mix dorm Room 7
  • Bed in 4 - Bed Mix dorm Room 8
  • Bed in 4 - Bed Mix dorm Room 9

What’s around Golden Fern Backpackers


  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 4 min walk
  • Lake Taupo - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Tongariro National Park (and vicinity) - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Lake Rotopounamu - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • Kuratau Jetty - 12.3 mi / 19.7 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 32 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Golden Fern Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Extreme Backpackers Hostel Turangi
  • Golden Fern Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Golden Fern Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Turangi
  • Extreme Backpackers Hostel
  • Extreme Backpackers Turangi
  • Extreme Backpackers
  • Golden Fern Backpackers Turangi


This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Golden Fern Backpackers

  • Are pets allowed at Golden Fern Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Golden Fern Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Golden Fern Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 69 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Comfy stay
Great backpackers to stay and rest after a long day of hiking near the area.
nz1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay
Matt, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay
Matt, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay
I stayed here 2 nights to do the Tongariro Crossing. Very comfortable room and bed. Quite location. Bathrooms and showers very clean. The dining area and lounge were also clean and comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need. Plus there is an outdoor area to sit and relax. Court the manager is very hospitable and friendly. He gave me a few tips about the Crossing and made my shuttle reservation to the track. We also had some great chats. Not to mention the great house cats. One of the best hostels I've stayed at.
Joseph, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Definitely would stay again.
I stayed in a private room with ensuite and for the price it was unbeatable. Clean, comfortable, and great staff. Good shower.
Mark, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would definitely stay again
Great location and staff. Rooms are very nice for the price, and alSo clean and comfortable.
Mark, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Very friendly place!!
Great location, super friendly staff, and great communal amenities. Staff supplied great advice on activities.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
good place
very good location and good design of accommodation . not many people and quiet . there is a pretty cat .
Ichiro, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Well-maintained, clean, well-equiped, centrally located, well-designed & structured, friendly staff, pizzeria next door. Great value for money! Will visit again!
Dimitrios, nz1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
As a solo traveler a really enjoyed my time there. The receptionist is so friendly, and the place is too quite
federico, us3 night trip

Golden Fern Backpackers

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