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1 room, 2 adults

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
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Best value for money
Bar is awesome
Room is all right
More comfort would be nice

Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$63
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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
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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

FAQs for Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand

  • Are pets allowed at Taupo Urban Retreat?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Taupo Urban Retreat?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Taupo Urban Retreat?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 56 reviews

Very good 8.0
Cheap but clean
Great place to stay. We had a private room and it was well worth the price. I would stay again.
Kate, nz1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Wouldn't stay again
Stayed in a few hostels in New Zealand and this just didn't have the same vibe as other places. Other guests didn't seem to be considerate to others by slamming doors constantly, even at 3/4am in the morning. The room itself was clean to look at but there were signs it needed more than a once over.
Robert, gb1 night 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
Good 6.0
It's a fine hostel, not bad but a bit more 'worn around the edges than your average YHA. However, it is very sociable; great that they have a bar (cheap prices) and they offer a great value Chilli con carne every evening
Mark, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
On the Lake Taupo!
Very nice stay, close to Lake, restaurants near to falls and hot springs.
Neil, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really liked this hostel, we have a private room and it was quite comfortable.
Ofir, il1 night romance trip

Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand

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