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65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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578 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Great place; had to stay an extra night!


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.


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.


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


Great atmosphere, and great staff offering advice!


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


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


Great hostel, Great location, Great Facilities


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)


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)


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)

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