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1 room, 2 adults

Tiki Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand

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104 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

Convenient to Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Nice room, lot of young backpackers who were generally well behaved. Around 12 midnight,…Dec 27, 2017
  • Good value for money. We had room with queen and a bunker for three of us. Also had a…May 6, 2019

Tiki Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand

  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Mixed Dorm (7 bed))
  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking (Double/Twin Ensuite Room)
  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Triple Kitchenette)
  • Family Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Kitchen
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Mixed Dorm Room (6bed))
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Female Only Dorm (6 bed))
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Mixed Dorm Ensuite (6bed))

What’s around Tiki Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand


  • Lake Taupo - 9 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 9 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 11 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 12 min walk
  • Spa Thermal Park - 25 min walk
  • Taupo Bungy - 26 min walk
  • Golf Club Taupo - 37 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-5 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property allows no check-in after 10:30 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Tiki Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Tiki Lodge Taupo
  • Tiki Lodge Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Taupo
  • Tiki Lodge Backpackers Taupo
  • Tiki Taupo
  • Tiki Backpackers Taupo
  • Tiki Backpackers
  • Tiki Lodge Backpackers Taupo
  • Tiki Lodge Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Tiki Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand

  • Does Tiki Lodge Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Tiki Lodge Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Tiki Lodge Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Tiki Lodge Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tiki Lodge Backpackers?
    You can check in from noon to 5 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 51 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Lovely stay in perfect location for the Lake and Town.
Robert, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was really good, location was near to bus stop and almost everything, friendly reception, would highly recommend
sg1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel in Taupo!
Hostel was relatively easy to get to with ample parking for cars. Also close to everything you need to do and about 30-40 minutes walk to the closest attractions. Kitchen is great and offers outside balcony dining and a great view of Taupo! Staff is super friendly and helpful. Complimentary cereal, bread, and jams for breakfast. Eggs are for sale in the reception area at $.50 NZD per egg. Laundry facility is in the back. I really liked my stay here for the price.
LiLiane, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
No hot water issue
Tiki lodge was ok. The problem came in when they had no hot water on our second day. We understand issues come up. However when it couldn’t be fixed they should have given us a refund so we could stay somewhere else. All we were offered was to go and shower at another hostel or move to the other hostel. Problem was we paid for the king ensuite so we would have private accommodation. It included breakfast and a tv in the room. We moved to the other hostel and received a double bed that sagged in the middle, shared bathroom, and no breakfast. If there was not a hot water issue, we could have given a great review but the handling of the situation was not done well and the downgrade without any compensation seems quite unfair. So no we can’t recomm as a result
Brandon, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Close to the Lake
I had a fantastic stay in Tiki (to short). Hotel is clean and they offer free breakfast, tea and coffee. And you can buy eggs for 50p, which is nice when you only need 2 instead of buying 6 at the supermarket. The only negative point: the walls are a bit thin. But people was not too noisy. So I managed to sleep without any issue.
gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel
Clean, good facilities, nice staff. View of the mountains on clear days.
Jennifer, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Really nice stay
Really nice hostel, nice and clean and nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The hostel is located in the residental area, really close to the main street with all the shops and restaurants. The staff was really friendly and helpfull. They had a free breakfast until the end of November, and this was a nice surprise and great add-on to the value of the room. The only disadvantage was the low speed internet and week coverage around the hostel areas.
Nuno, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome, have car park, kitchen ware and cooking utensils which were very good. Price was reasonable with free breakfast
Darese, au1 night trip with friends

Tiki Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand

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