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Taupo Urban Retreat Reviews

65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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84%

Rating
556 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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100%

Great rooms. Met some friendly people in the dooms. Loved the kitchen and eating area and atmosphere. Staff were amazingly friendly!


91%

Been travelling two years and this is definetly one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Great super friendly and helpful staff, really cheap bar, decent chilli con carne every night for 5 bucks, easy to meet and chat to people warm decent sized rooms cheap internet great location. Also they booked me a room in a hostel in rotorua for really cheap. Thanks guys!


97%

More power points would've been optimal.


97%

Great place; had to stay an extra night!


69%

Its a real backpackers, really social and beers are cheap:-) Didn't like that i could hear the toilet when i was in my bed.


83%

Good hostel, staff really nice helped us out with tips for skydiving and tongarrio crossing. Rooms are warm and drink is cheap, good selection of dvds to watch too. The only downside is the kitchen which has no oven and could do with new plates, cups and cutlery. I think the reason though is because other guests take them as there are signs up asking people to not do this. Would stay here again.


97%

Great place and great staff, especially the girl from Berkshire!


91%

Great atmosphere, and great staff offering advice!


91%

Clean quiet and comfortable. Only major complaint was that hot water was barely a trickle.


83%

BYOB was slightly annoying, but the bar was still pretty nice and happy hour helps. Staff incredibly friendly and helpful.


100%

Great hostel, Great location, Great Facilities


83%

My wife and I spent a wonderful night in Taupo Urban Retreat. The staff provided us with the necessary information and suggested some outdoor activities and great destinations. Thank you.

  • 12th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Liked the lockers in the rooms for the bags. Also friendly social atmosphere.

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Rode up on the motorbike for a break from Wellington. Great staff and a good mix of people staying there. Will be staying here again when I next go through Taupo

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Great place to meet other travellers

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments, we enjoy seeing our guests mingle and make new friends. Happy travels :-)

100%

Amazing hostel with outstanding staff!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed your stay with us :-) happy travels.

74%

Great staff and good location. The rooms and facilities were rather small and minimal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels.

86%

One of our favourite hostels of the trip. Such a good atmosphere in afternoons, with cheapest alcohol in town if you want. We stayed in a double with ensuite and that was great! Good value. Location right in CBD but town pretty small. Overall, would definitely recommend the hostel. Had free wifi but computers were super slow that we ended up buying wifi. Only negative thing I would say about it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI Vanessa, thank you for such a lovely review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and find many more great hostels to stay in.

94%

Great hostel, staff really nice and helpful, rooms pretty clean although quite a lot of web and some spiders on the windows and in the bathrooms. Cheap(ish) bar. Clean kitchen. Bit noisy at night as Kiwi Experience use this hostel. Phone available for use for freephone numbers. Overall really enjoyed my stay here and would stay again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments, enjoy the rest of your travels :-) Housekeeping are trying to keep ahead of those diligent spiders!

74%

Very helpful staff. Bunk beds are so cheap that a single move from your neighbor wakes you up...


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