Lazy Dog: Free WiFi, near river and national park

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #31122

9.1/10 (21 ratings)
  • 15 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • 5 Minutes walk to Tongariro River, 10 mins walk to town centre & shops
  • 35 minute 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 area of central Turangi that we also rent out privately as a holiday home for schools, fishermen, skiers 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 the Whakapapa ski fields.

We are ready for anything you need with a fully equipped kitchen, unlimited gas hot water & power-showers, TV & hundreds of movies, gas BBQ, woodburner for the colder nights, heaters in all rooms and free Wifi.

The property boasts a fully 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. There is off-street parking for 3 to 4 vehicles and unlimited free on-street parking too.

Bedrooms consists of two private rooms and two dormitory style shared rooms.

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 cater to larger groups.

*Please Note: Bed linen is NOT provided. You will need to bring your own pillows, sheets, duvet covers, blankets or sleeping bags. We do provide pillows, duvet inners, bathmats and tea-towels.

Special conditions: * A bond of $100 is payable when booking. This is refunded within 7 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)


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • 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 1

    Sleeps 5 people.

    1 x Bunk bed
    3 x Single bed

  • Dorm Room 2

    Sleeps 6 people.

    2 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Private Room 1

    Sleeps 2 people.

    1 x Double bed

  • Private Room 2

    Sleeps 2 people

    1 x Double 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
Off Peak
22-Aug-17 to 22-Nov-18
$295/night $295/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (21)

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  • Spacious, close to all amenities

    Spacious, close to all amenities

    kiranc83 new member Aug 2017

  • enjoyed our stay! we will surely comeback

    enjoyed our stay! we will surely comeback.. thanks Tim

    Skpadrigan new member Aug 2017

  • Living area is nice

    Living area is nice... fire place makes really dry and warm... rooms are bit colder... small heater not sufficient, no BBQ facility... good location.... altogether OK.

    Ranjanpant 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • The Lazy Dog was a good for a group, lots of hot...

    The Lazy Dog was a good for a group, lots of hot water, dry wood, and a fire that blasted out heat. The movie selection was great, plenty of seating in the lounge, and the beds were reasonably good. The outdoor area is great for a group to share a meal in summer, but not really usable in winter, and there was no way more than 6 could sit around the indoor table to eat. A few more cups/glasses would have been great, and the pillows were terrible. But we will definitely be back. Thanks Tim

    nigebe750 100%|5x Jun 2017

  • The prop manager is very well professional

    The prop manager is very well professional. Approachable and nice to deal with! ??

    joane 100%|1x Jun 2017

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