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.


Rainbow Lodge Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

**Under our company COVID rules a Contact mobile number needs to be supplied for all bookings if you are unable to or do not supply one sadly we cant take or will have to cancel your booking and on arrival photographic ID must also be supplied Passport or New Zealand Drivers license we appreciate your understanding in this matter**

Taupo's first purpose built independent Hostel established in 1985 by Mark & Sue Dumble intrepid travellors it has remained popular over these many years as it has evolved to meet the changing needs of the modern travellor.Our range of rooms dorms shares doubles and twins both standard and ensuite means we can cater to all tastes & budgets and all our rooms are fully made up. FREE WIFI and complimentary tea and filtered coffee. We also have underfloor heating for those winter nights. Our FREE Sauna and 24 hour access kitchen & lounges are very popular with our guests and our helpful and informative staff are here to help you with all your needs.

You must provide your contact number when you make a booking . Otherwise, we cannot get in touch with you on any changes and updates!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2022
    We really liked the hostel very good location nice atmosphere, the fully equipped kitchen we will return again
    Chile, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2021
    Absolutely loved it here. Very relaxed atmosphere handy to shops lake and work. Clean comfy bed. Awesome value for money. Would recommend it to anyone. Will be back. 😁
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2021
    Thank you for a lovely stay.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Oct 2020
    Great little hostel in the centre of Taupo. Has everything you need and is clean, warm & well maintained. Has a very laid back feel & freshly brewed coffee in the morning is an awesome bonus 😊 will definitely stay again.
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Dec 2020
    I’ve stayed here twice and I’ve had a great time both times. There’s usually a really good crew to get on with and willing to hang. Super friendly atmosphere. I recommend it for the solo traveler to stay two nights :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Jun 2021
    Everything was fantastic except there was a cockroach in our room 🪲 but we understand that they probably can’t control this!
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Jan 2021
    Huge kitchen and chill out areas inside and out. The sauna is a cool feature. Very relaxed vibes guessing there are a few long termers. Clean and comfortable. Lots of fridge and freezer space. Not the closest to the lake but still very good.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    25 Jun 2021
    Very friendly and helpful staff, great kitchen facilities and a good location.
    Wales, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.9


    01 Jan 2021
    Facilities tired/quite run down, don't look particularly well looked after.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 2.9


    12 Mar 2021
    Cracked floors in showers, no handles to shut shower door with, mold on the curtains in bedroom, no power point at beds, no mosquito nets on windows to allow for fresh air overnight. Security fence on parking lot left open for majority of day. Clanking fan in room next door.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Sauna
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi