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Woman working there was lovely and so helpful. shower was so hot and powerful. nice location too. very comfortable beds
This hostel has a fabulous location with terrific views of the lake and the building seems to be well maintained. As new travelers in NZ, we learned a difficult lesson here. We arrived in Taupo on the late bus (1 am) and even though that was indicated on my hostelworld.com reservation, we didn't call ahead to make arrangements for getting the key. Since the hostel is family operated, the reception desk closes at 8 pm and we were stuck without housing in the middle of the night.
Nice hostel with a good kitchen, and nice rooms. There were only 2 plug sockets in my room for 7, which isn't really enough, but it wasn't much of a problem when I was staying there surprisingly. The security door downstairs means that you can't hang around after you check out at 10am, which is a bit weird, but not a big deal. There is free luggage storage.
Very good hostel, I've only marked it down as we were unable to even sit in the hostel after checkout at 10AM... this is not normally the case and you can still have access to the toilets etc... I probably would stay here again, I would just make sure I can leave at 10AM next time...
Good hostel overall. My bed was thin and lumpy and I could feel the slats on the bed digging into me. There were no lockers so the security of your stuff depends on the people in your room. The managers were really friendly and helpful and the place had a good vibe.