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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Haka Lodge Taupō is an up-market backpacker's hostel in central Taupō. Our ethos places the guest experience at the heart of everything we do. Come and stay in backpacker luxury with free unlimited WiFi and stunning views of Lake Taupō!

Haka Lodges are a modern New Zealand hostel network with fresh ideas, smart design and an eco outlook.

At Haka Lodge Taupō we offer a variety of up-market dormitory rooms for those travelling on a budget, and a wide range of private rooms for those who like their own space on the road.

We welcome international travellers from all over the world, which means you never know who you might get chatting to in our large comfortable lounge, sunny outdoor patio, and fully-equipped, modern kitchen!

The hostel has been set up by world travellers with all your backpacker needs in mind. We have fluffy pillows, plenty of power sockets, a volleyball / badminton court, barbecues, and super central location! We also know that your trip is about experiencing the beauty of New Zealand and our communal balcony with uninterrupted views across Lake Taupō to Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro is a perfect place to relax after an adrenaline-filled day in Taupō.

We also have an in-house travel desk where our friendly staff can assist you with booking unmissable local activities such as the famous Tongariro crossing, legendary skydiving and the best Cultural Tours on offer. Please let us know when you book accommodation with us if you would like us to also pre-book your activities – this can avoid disappointment during busy seasons. Our staff are here to make your stay in Taupō a special time to remember

**The minimum age of guests is 18 years old**

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1. Check in time is 14:00. If you arrive early, we offer free luggage storage until your room is ready.
2. Check out time is 10:00. If you fail to check out on time, you will be charged a $50 late check out fee to the credit card you checked in with.
3. Valid ID will be required at check in. Passports, driving licenses or government issues ID will be accepted.

The minimum age of guests is 18 years old

1. If the number of people in one room exceeds the number of beds paid for, Haka Lodge reserve the right to request payment for the extra guests and a trespass notice may be issued for everyone involved. In this case, no refund will be given.
2. Any damages to the room or Haka Lodge property will be charged to the credit card given on check in.
3.We accept moderate, social alcohol consumption on Haka Lodge premises, but management reserve the right to ask overtly intoxicated guests to leave the premises and refuse them future accommodation where deemed appropriate.
4. Alcohol may only be consumed in communal living areas, such the lounge, kitchen or outdoor deck area and we ask that most drinking be done by 10:30pm.
5. Drugs are not permitted on Haka Lodge premises.
6. Guests who set the fire alarm off with excess use of aerosol, use of matches or smoking cigarettes, will be charged the full fire service call out fee of $1500.
7. Smoking is not permitted indoors at Haka Lodge. Any customer found smoking indoors will be evicted and no refund will be given. Designated smoking areas may be available – please ask staff. We also do not allow ‘smoke-less cigarettes’ or e-cigarettes to be used indoors - please use these outdoors in our smoking area.
8. Violations of any of the above policies will result in immediate eviction with no ref.

Please note for all cancellations must be made directly at least 48 hours prior to your arrival date. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Sep 2019
    Fantastic place. Parking on site. Friendly staff. Clean facilities. Comfortable beds. Can’t praise it enough. Charging point next to every bed.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Oct 2019
    Excellent hostel. Great value. Very warm welcoming staff.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Oct 2019
    The staff I dealt with were all so helpful and friendly, particular Nick (one of the day managers). Easy to book the Tongariro Alpine Crossing activity if you're interested (highly recommended if still snowy/icy conditions. You may be unlucky enough to get a room beside the kitchen or common room however, which can get noisy through the walls, but can be managed with ear plugs.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Sep 2019
    Excelente
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Lots of parking and great location—a short walk down to the lakefront and a very quick drive to local attractions like Huka Falls!! The hostel was very quiet during our visit, presumably due to the off-season timing, so we didn't have much of a chance to chat with fellow travelers. Our room was very cozy—we found it a bit cold on arrival, but it warmed very quickly with the heater and thick curtains (both on the windows and privacy curtains on each bunk). Would love to visit in the summer!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 Oct 2019
    Lovely hostel. Friendly, helpful staff, especially Nick at reception. Comfortable rooms and a fully stocked kitchen with plenty of pots, pans, cutlery etc. Laundry room was average price. Not a dry hostel, which is good for saving some money. Overall a good stay
    Wales, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    18 Sep 2019
    I had a great time meeting new people!
    Japan, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    19 Oct 2019
    Everything about this hostel is great but depending on where your room is located, you can either have a relaxing or extremely noisy stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Sep 2019
    Good hostel in general. Would stay again. Private parking
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2019
    The property looked promising and we were looking forward to our stay in the Superior Double private room. The booking was easy and the correspondence prior to our arrival plus the customer service we received were outstanding. The lodge is in a good location close to shops and food. The room however was unfortunately a disappointment. The room was extremely cold and had a slight odour. The roller blind over the door was broken and required lots of care to ensure that it didn’t break further.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2017

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

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