Lazy Dog: Free Wifi, near river and national park

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #31122

9.6/10 (13 ratings)
  • 15 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • 2 Minutes walk to Tongariro River, 10 mins walk to town centre & shops
  • Short drive to Tongariro Crossing, National Park and ski fields
  • Free unlimited Wifi access

Welcome to the Lazy Dog in Turangi!

The Lazy Dog is a small backpackers hostel in a quiet, safe area of central Turangi that we also rent out privately as a holiday home for schools, fishermen, skiiers or any groups. We sit just 300 metres away from the Tongariro River for fishing and a short drive from the Tongariro National Park and Crossing. Also within driving distance from the Whakapapa ski fields.

We are ready for anything you need with a fully equipped kitchen, all bed linen and towels provided, unlimited gas hot water & power-showers, TV, PS3 & hard drive with 200 movies, gas BBQ, woodburner for the colder nights, heaters in all rooms and free internet.

The property boasts a large, fenced garden area plus a patio at the back with seating and a BBQ. The gardens offer grapes, lemons and rhubarb (all seasonal) which you can use at your leisure. Camping is possible in the garden so tents can be used to fit more people in if you wish. There is off-street parking for 3 vehicles and unlimited free on-street parking too.

Bedrooms consists of a private room with a double/single bunk, an 8 bed dormitory style room and a 7 bed dormitory style room.

Your booking is for the whole property, not sharing with other guests. If you are a very large group, please also check out Off The Track which can also sleep up to 20 people.

Special conditions: * A bond of $100 is payable when booking. This is refunded within 5 days of you leaving if there is no damage or cleaning for us to attend to * Pets ok with prior approval, not allowed in bedrooms * We wash bathmats, hand towels and kitchen towels. All other cleaning to be done by renter * Any losses, damages or cleaning we have to take care of will incur a deduction from your bond. The cleaning rate is $20 per hour and the minimum deduction is 1 hour ($20)


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Dorm Room

    Dormitory style room with bunks. Sleeps 6 people.

    2 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Dorm Room 2

    Dormitory style room with bunks. Sleeps 6 people.

    3 x Bunk bed

  • Private Room 1

    Private room with bunk. Sleeps 2 people.

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Private Room 2

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
26-Oct-16 to 30-Apr-17
$350/night $350/night
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$295/night $295/night
01-Oct-17 to 26-Jan-18
$350/night $350/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (13)

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  • Loved the property great for a large number of people with kids

    Loved the property great for a large number of people with kids. Loved the fire and all the facilities you need. Basic but tidy

    rebeen989 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Perfect Property for our 4 families, clean, spacious for the 20 of...

    Perfect Property for our 4 families, clean, spacious for the 20 of us, kids & adults, great that we could take our puppy who loved the fireplace as did all of us. Like the idea you could retreat to one of the 4 rooms for time out if the families were a bit much! Outside seating was refreshing too. Visited Whakapapa & Turoa Ski fields both days of our stay, 45-60min drive. Shops very close by & having free WIFI was a bonus! Would definitely stay here again. Thank you Tim :)

    100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Our group had a great stay at Lazy dog Backpacker, property is...

    Our group had a great stay at Lazy dog Backpacker, property is kept clean and had everything we need. Great value for group booking. Location is also great, approx. 45 min drive to Ski Mountain & Tongariro Crossing. Turangi town center is also within walking distance. Will come back again to stay for sure~!

    bretin903 100%|3x Aug 2016

  • The property was really nice and spacious, specially the lounge with a...

    The property was really nice and spacious, specially the lounge with a nice fire place on it., all the room can accommodate a big family or a group of friends, very happy with the stay overnight quite and peaceful., will surely book with them again and will recommend to our friends.,

    VonEric 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Great location

    Great location. Was a quick drive to the snow. Close to the shops. Quite a small place but great for a group of family and friends. There were 15 of us and we fit quite comfortably. Excellent hot water pressure. Showers were awesome and the wood burner was brilliant for keeping us warm. Not the tidiest of places but that suited us fine since we were travelling with plenty of kids.

    Tanithe 100%|1x Aug 2016

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