Come and meet Hazel (the lazy dog) at the Lazy Dog Backpackers hostel in Turangi!

We are a good old-fashioned backpackers hostel with an easy-going, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and some awesome perks like free unlimited Wifi, gas BBQ, cheap laundry facilities and awesome showers! We have a sunny outdoor garden with plenty of seating and a wood-fire for the winter months. The Tongariro River is also just a 3 minute walk from our doorstep.

We book the cheapest Tongariro Crossing Shuttles you will find anywhere, just ask us when you arrive and we'll have all the information you need, plus weather updates.

We will always do our best to make sure your trip through Turangi is as fun or relaxing as possible. If you're keen for a quiet night or day in we have hundreds of movies & TV shows on our hard drive.

Feel free to browse our links for photos and directions and don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.

Please Note: Hazel the dog is not always at the hostel. She does love to meet new people so if you want to meet her and she's not there, please ask staff and we will do our best to bring her over to say hi!


Hostel Facilities:

  • * Free Unlimited WiFi
  • * Free Evening Pasta Meal
  • * Sunny Outdoor Area & Garden
  • * Cheap Laundry Facilities
  • * Cheapest Tongariro Crossing Shuttles
  • * Fully Equipped Guest Kitchen
  • * TV & Hard Drive with 100's of Movies
  • * Power Showers
  • * Free Games (Chess, Checkers, Poker & More)
  • * Free Tea & Coffee
Mon - Sun: 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Late check-in can be arranged, just contact us to organise.