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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**

CHECK IN
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 9.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Mar 2020
    Great staff, super helpful and the location was always being cleaned. Definitely coming back!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Mar 2020
    I had an amazing stay at Haka Lodge, the shared spaces were clean and cosy, the 8 beds room was awesome (we had curtains to our beds with our own plugs and light, BIG big plus) and if you're lucky enough, you'll have an ensuite bathroom! If you plan to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, you can book a shuttle directly at the reception for 70$, that picks you up at 5:10 in front of the hostel, that came in handy :)
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Feb 2020
    Haka Lodge was very chilled out. Was a bit less social than other hostels, but still plenty of opportunities to meet people. Very convenient if you're doing the Tongariro Crossing.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Jan 2020
    Great place to stay
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Feb 2020
    Very clean place and great facilities ! Supermarket is super close ! The garden is the best !
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Feb 2020
    We stayed in a private room, cosy but very little natural light. However, this didn’t darken the trip! Haka Lodge was great, with good car parking, a large kitchen and very friendly staff. Showers etc were decent with good water temperature and pressure! All the pans in the kitchen seemed to have holes in though? Short walk to the lake/town which was great! Overall all pleasant stay.
    Wales, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    20 Feb 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at Haka Lodge. The staff was helpful with adding more nights to my stay and planning some trips. I was excited about the cleanliness of this hostel ! They offer salt/pepper/ tea in the kitchen. The garden is nice to chill. To the city center it's a 10-15 minutes walk. It's nice to have curtains at the bed, to get some privacy.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    13 Feb 2020
    Brilliant. It’s a short walk up to it from town, close-ish to Pak n save. Quiet, super chilled, plenty of outdoor area and car parking. Definitely stay again next time I’m in Taupō
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Jan 2020
    Very good spot for a relaxing stay in Taupo. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable + the luggage storage came in very handy.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Feb 2020
    It is an okay hostel. I think it was once a cool and great place, but it feels like not many people really care anymore. Hammocks in the garden are broken, Garden itself does not get much love anymore either. Cooking stuff in the kitchen was not great either. I also had the feeling there was a lot going on with the staff members., and people of staff leaving. It is like the energy got lost. Overall I liked my room and bed, besides that it was way to hot in the rooms, they luckely provided vans.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
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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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