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Taupo Urban Retreat Reviews

65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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85%

Rating
668 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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83%

Always a pleasure to stay at Urban Retreat, just a shame I had to share a rickety bunk with a fidgety sleeper.


60%

Party hostel. Twin rooms don't have windows to the outside and are super hot and stuffy.


80%

very good knowlegeable staff

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

Good location but dorms were cramped, there needs to be more showers and you have to pay for WiFi. Seems a hostel with a very young crowd. Chilli meal deal was good though!


77%

Best Parts: Location (10 minute walk to bus station, less than a 5 minute walk to everything else), staff is extraordinary and helped me plan so much of my trip... Worst Parts: The bathroom wasn't clean at all, and was so small for the amount of people in the hostel, also the bar closed by midnight on the Friday I was there


91%

Enjoyed our stay. Room a little snug so could have used a few hooks and coat hangers.


66%

Our greeting from staff..brilliant Room 2..toilet, shower, etc, filthy Extremely hot, no window Air conditioning not working well

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

I stayed in a 6 bedroom dorm. It was very small and very hot as there was no airconditioning and only a tiny window. I had a very hard time sleeping!


80%

Big hostel that is close to the water, supermarkets and shops. Small bathroom for a lot of people and it was pretty dirty. Rooms at the back were LOUD as people kept slamming the doors and bottles were being emptied at 630 on Tuesday morning... Maybe try somewhere quieter if you value sleep.


74%

Stayed in 16 bed dorm, really good room but hostel needs more toilets and showers!


91%

A great hostel with friendly staff and a good location to town. Only thing is there aren't many showers. But that's alright, never had to wait for one.


86%

I liked this place! Nice common area. Air conditioning was a plus! Staff was helpful. I liked that they had a bar. Goo deals on drinks. Would stay again!


89%

A great place to stay and meet other travelers. Could use some more toilets and showers, though, especially with everybody doing the Tongariro Crossing


83%

The bar staff could have had a bit more of an upbeat attitude we realise that the stag do's are hard work but if you cant handle the heat get out of the fire.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Good place, generally quite chilled. Rooms get a bit smelly with those who don't wash enough crammed in. Bikes for hire need work as they are a risk.


100%

Perfect hostel for staying in taupo, best one I've stayed In since travelling for 2 and half months!

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great stay here! The ladies on reception were lovely and very helpful! Although wifi isn't free, 4 dollars for 24hours was good value for money! Bathrooms and kitchen very clean. Bedrooms were fine too. Cheapest bar in town, you can't go wrong!


100%

Very helpful staff!


83%

A party hostel if that's what you are after.


80%

Generally good hostel. The 16 bed dorm was actually surprisingly spacious. Bar with cheap drinks is good but common areas are closed early at 10pm. Would stay again.


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