Snowy Waters Lodge

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Outdoor spa tub
Living area
Living area
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Snowy Waters Lodge

Snowy Waters Lodge

3.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Babysitting

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
58 Ward Street, Raetihi, 4632

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRaetihi Show Ground8 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Dinosaur House12 min walk
  • Popular LocationRatana Church18 min walk

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About this area


Snowy Waters Lodge is located in Raetihi. Mountain Bike Station and Old Coach Road Bike Trail are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tongariro National Park and Raetihi Show Ground. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.

What's nearby

  • Raetihi Show Ground - 8 min walk
  • The Dinosaur House - 12 min walk
  • Ratana Church - 18 min walk
  • Ohakune i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 12 min drive
  • Ohakune Old Coach Road - 17 min drive


  • Angel Louise Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Couch Caffe - 10 min walk

About this property

Snowy Waters Lodge

Eco-friendly hostel in Raetihi with free parking
A spa tub, laundry facilities and a library are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. Bathrooms are shared.
Snowy Waters Lodge offers 14 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: NZD 10.00 per person

Things to do

  • Playground
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (7 AM - 10 AM) and Monday - Sunday (5 PM - 8 PM)
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 10.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Snowy Waters Lodge Raetihi
Snowy Waters Lodge
Snowy Waters Raetihi
Snowy Waters
Snowy Waters Lodge Raetihi
Snowy Waters Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Snowy Waters Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Raetihi

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 28 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet and quirky. Exceptionally clean
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were in the 'Doctors Residence'.It was lovely to have a fire going in the lounge, very cosy. The staff were marvellous and the continental breakfast was both generous and very nice.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was concerned on arrival as we are a young family that there was a travel bus outside reception. The staff upgraded us for free to keep us away from the noise, excellent!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely Lodge
When we arrived, we were upgraded to a room with en-suite rather than the shared bathroom that we were expecting, which was a lovely surprise. The room was a good size for 1/2 nights stay and had everything we needed. Lovely lounge area with good kitchen facilities. They also offered breakfast, but we weren’t told that we had to order the day before so unfortunately we couldn’t get breakfast there but easy to drive into town to get some. Overall, a pleasant stay and would definitely recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Characterful and comfortable place to stay
I had a lovely room in this characterful place, with access to a kitchen and lounge area. There's even a hot tub on the front lawn, perfect for soaking those tired limbs after the Tongariro Crossing walk! Great little place.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019