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Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand

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65 Heuheu Street, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Best value for money
Bar is awesome
Good internet service
More comfort would be nice

Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$75
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What’s around Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand


  • Heart of Taupo
  • Lake Taupo - 11 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 5 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 7 min walk
  • Barbary - 10 min walk
  • Taupo Bungy - 25 min walk
  • Spa Thermal Park - 25 min walk
  • Golf Club Taupo - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very good 8.0 From 53 reviews

Very good 8.0
Above Average Hostel Experience
We stayed in a private room with its own bath for two nights. It was my favorite hostel of our whole trip. The staff was very friendly, and their information on the area and Tongariro National Park was invaluable. The room was nice-- walls were a little thin, but that's to be expected. The best part about it was that it was enclosed in a separate wing, so it held some heat and wasn't exposed to the outside, which was GREAT in winter. And the heater worked non-stop (which was something we had trouble with elsewhere). There's no TV in the room, but they have a great collection of DVDs to work with. We had no trouble with the WIFI. The kitchen was spacious and comfortable to work in. We didn't get to try their chili dinner special, but it looked quite tasty. Their location was within walking distance of a supermarket, and shops. Overall, we had a very good experience.
Justine, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
In the heart of shopping area
Room has no closet, no table just one small night stand, no tv Actually, they is room to put a closet! No shelf to put toiletries in the bathroom, No place to hang wet towels- someone put two hooks at the opposite sides of the room and tied a string across the room for hanging!!! Very barebones room-the price should be 1/3 - 1/2 less!!
usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Would recommend!
The crowning points of this hostel were its location (central Taupo), its bar (CHEAP drinks), and its people. The staff were very helpful. The kitchen facilities were more than suffficient, and seemed pretty clean. Bathrooms were alright; the shower was nice but there was a bit of what seemed to be mold on the ceiling. The rooms were pretty alright, beds comfortable but creaky. Overall a pretty great experience!
Kristen, nz2 night trip
Good 6.0
Adequate but not not we would ordinarily use.
Booked this without realizing it was a backpackers. Having said that, it was not a bad place to stay. The room was small but entirely fine for an overnight stay. Staff were excellent, friendly and efficient. My wife and I are both over 60, so perhaps best suited to those younger. Would recommend to any young people traveling through Taupo.
Gary, auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cosy hostel in the centre of Taupo
This place is great - close to the centre, cheap bar and nightly chilli. Felt like a home away from home
Kim, gb1 night romance trip

Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand

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