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YHA Waitomo

600 Waitomo Caves Road, RD 5 Te Kuiti, Waitomo, New Zealand

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Waitomo YHA is situated on a farm, this property gives you stunning views and native forest as your backdrop.

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Waitomo Hostel

Hostel Waitomo

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Juno Hall in New Zealand is a warm and friendly hostel. With all the comforts of home; big kitchen, welcoming lounge, and washroom facilities with showers that are always nice and hot! We also have fun extras, such as our trampoline, pool and tennis court that are free of charge for guests. Situated on a farm, we have a lovely view,and relaxing surroundings. Our friendly staff, would love to accommodate to you. Solo travellers, groups and families are all welcome.

* A $3 discount applies to all room prices for YHA and BBH members


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 19:00
From 14:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 07 878 7649

Fax. 07 878 7649

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Waitomo Caves (5 to 10km)
  • Waitomo Caves Glow worm experience (5 to 10km)
  • Black water rafting (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



I had a fantastic stay here, Dave was extremely helpful and welcoming! The log fire was fantastic it was a gr8 friendly, clean, place to stay and relax after caving activities. :)


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Sat 27 Jun 2015

the room was cold. the sofas in the main area are falling to bits and uncomfortable.


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Tue 28 May 2013

Keine Handtücher, sanirungsbedürftiges Bad


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Sun 14 Apr 2013

The staff seemed to be too young to run a hostel efficiently. Tea towels needed changing regularly, fridges needed sorting etc etc. the place needed someone to take control.


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Sat 16 Feb 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

We offer free pick ups and drop offs to Waitomo I-Site.
Alternate Transport
We are located 1km from Waitomo Caves village. We're just accross the street from the Legendary Black Water Rafting Company and Waitomo Adventures are right next door. All other caving companies are within 1 and 1/2kms. Free off street parking available to all guests.
Free off street parking available to all guests.
We are 15 minutes away from Otorohanga rail station. A shuttle is available for hire.

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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