Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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**

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 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2019
    Super cozy place! Great location for a short trip. Everything is walking distance. The staff is friendly and open to suggest and help you booking tours and activities. Clean and with good facilities.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Dec 2019
    Amazing hostel. The staff were so helpful. Really nice kitchen and outside roof top giving great views. Each bed has a curtain and light. I'll always stay in this hostel when I'm in Taupo!!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Dec 2019
    Best Hostel so far. Really enjoyed our stay at the Haka Lodge.
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Dec 2019
    Nice stay at Haka Lodge Taupō. One of the comfiest beds I have ever slept in at a hostel!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Dec 2019
    Really friendly staff and rooms and kitchens well equipped.
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Dec 2019
    Kiwi lady on reception was awesome when we had an issue, really good customer service. Lots of parking. Really comfy beds with privacy curtains, light and plug. Not being able to sit up on your bed was a bit of a downside but not a big deal. You can just about see the lake from the top deck. Cool to hot tub!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Nov 2019
    Very clean, comfy beds, good kitchens. You can end up in a different building to the main bit so there are two common areas but was still pretty sociable.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Dec 2019
    We stayed at this hostel for one night. The house was nice and spacious. Many people were using the lounge and kitchen/dining areas which gave a great opportunity to meet others. The staff were helpful in trying to get us into our room before the check-in time and also calling to confirm our skydiving activity. The kitchen was clean and well maintained, with the option of eating in the attached dining room or on the deck. Overall a really nice stay, even if it was for one night!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Dec 2019
    Pros: 2 person room available, good water pressure, good location, good internet, outlets by bed, individualized lights, curtains Cons: no where to hang anything in the showers, terrible kitchen small and chaotic, staff was hit or miss, everything was coed
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    11 Jan 2020
    Honestly this was my least favorite hostel from my whole trip. If you’re not picky about cleanliness it’s good enough. But the bathrooms are kinda gross (and co-ed) and it didn’t look like my pillowcase or comforter had been washed. Also it’s loud because the bathroom door is broken and SLAMS at all hours. On the bright side, staff was nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2017

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

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