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YHA Taupo Reviews

56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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172 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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A few blocks away from the waterfront, perfect hostel if you want to have a good night sleep to do the tongariro crossing. Kitchen is good, nice staff. And no bunk beds in our room! :)


I enjoyed my stay, it was nice to catch up with lots of different people from different cultures

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


I can book it again, I had a lovely stay.


Staff were extremely rude and unfriendly. Had I not put a deposit down, I would have walked out after our first conversation with the front desk. It seemed she was in a horrible mood and took it out on us. Not the way you want to be welcomed. Big clean kitchen, coed bathrooms (not as much privacy as I would have liked), nice clean spacious room (wooden beds), not a very social atmosphere, 10 min walk from town. Overall loved the cleanliness, hated the rude front desk woman.

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