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Golden Fern Backpackers

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Terrace/patio
75-inch Smart TV with digital channels, TV, fireplace
Down duvets, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Down duvets, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Golden Fern Backpackers

Golden Fern Backpackers

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, 3334

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTurangi i-SITE Visitor Centre4 min walk
  • Popular LocationTongariro National Trout Centre3 min drive
  • Popular LocationTokaanu Thermal Pools5 min drive
  • AirportTaupo (TUO)32 min drive

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About this area

Turangi

Located in Turangi, Golden Fern Backpackers is in the city centre and near the boardwalk. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Tongariro National Trout Centre, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Taupo and Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Kayaking and waterskiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and hunting nearby.

What's nearby

  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 4 min walk
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 3 min drive
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 5 min drive
  • Lake Rotopounamu - 8 min drive
  • Kuratau Jetty - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 32 min drive

Restaurants

  • Hong Kong Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Caddilac Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Cadillac Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Tongairio RSA - 3 min walk
  • Valentinos Restaurant - 3 min walk

About this property

Golden Fern Backpackers

Eco-friendly hostel in Turangi with free parking
A microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and conference space are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site. All 17 rooms boast fireplaces, and offer 2 bathrooms and dining areas. Sitting areas and private gardens are standard, as are Smart TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms are shared.
Golden Fern Backpackers offers 17 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and DVD players. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Beds feature down comforters. Full-sized fridge/freezers, microwaves and rice cookers are provided.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. 75-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels and Netflix. Additionally, rooms include complimentary newspapers and shared/communal kitchens.

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

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bike tour information
  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage
  • Rock climbing

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Children's games
  • DVD player
  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Separate dining area

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf cart
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space (25 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms 35

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden

Spa

  • Hot springs open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Down duvet
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 75-inch smart TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Garden

More

  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Fireplace
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Separate sitting area

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Late check-in fee: NZD 5.00 for check-in between 5:00 PM and 4:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals 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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: NZD 5.00 for check-in between 5:00 PM and 4:00 AM
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.7 per cent

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Hot springs access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 4 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 63 out of 81 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 81 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 81 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 81 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 81 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
OK, I did not see any staff.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
had a good stay, price was reasonable. Thanks!
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was a great place to stay on my way to Wellington from Auckland. The owner was great and the on-site cat was a welcomed friend.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and convenient to find everything
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021