Built in 1912 and offering budget, backpacker-style accommodation in a charming historic building, National Park Alpine Lodge features free WiFi in communal areas and both Netflix and satellite channels in the shared lounge area. It is located in National Park Village, 25 km from Mount Ruapehu. Free private parking is available on site. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Also included is a communal dining area and shared bathrooms for guests. "Please be advised", we alse have a R18+ public bar onsite, serving food and alcohol. This also includes music & laughs, we are licenced to 2am, usually we shut alot earlier, but we can not guarantee this! Guests can enjoy a game of billiards at National Park Alpine Lodge or relax by the fireplace. Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 25 minute drive from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Poppy
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The shared bathroom had enough space for clothes. The kitchen had all the necessary amenities. The lounge was nice and cozy.
  • Dominik
    Slovakia Slovakia
    Easy to find, right in the middle of the National Park. Very friendly and helpful receptionist. Kitchen available 24/7 to make yourself food/coffee etc. Definitely great place to stay for backpackers!
  • Georgina
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovey shared area, well stocked kitchen, cosy room, super helpful front desk

Property surroundings

Facilities of National Park Alpine Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Shared toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Linen
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Ski school
    Additional charge
  • Ski storage
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Darts
  • Billiards
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Minimarket on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese

House rules

National Park Alpine Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 20:30


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please inform National Park Alpine Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about National Park Alpine Lodge

  • Room options at National Park Alpine Lodge include:

    • Single
    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family

  • Yes, National Park Alpine Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at National Park Alpine Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • National Park Alpine Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Darts

  • Check-in at National Park Alpine Lodge is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • National Park Alpine Lodge is 1,000 yards from the centre of National Park. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.