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Utopian Motel Taupo

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Interior entrance
Private 2 Bedroom Unit | 1 bedroom, free WiFi
Quad Room Ensuite | 1 bedroom, free WiFi
Private 2 Bedroom Unit | 1 bedroom, free WiFi
Quad Room Ensuite | 1 bedroom, free WiFi

Overview of Utopian Motel Taupo

Utopian Motel Taupo

2.0 star property
No-frills Taupo hostel with children's club

6.0/10 Good

166 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Separate bedrooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Child-friendly activities
76 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 12 min drive


  • The Storehouse - 8 min walk
  • The Bistro - 10 min walk
  • Thai Delight - 10 min walk
  • Kefi - 10 min walk
  • Lotus Thai restaurant - 10 min walk

About this property

Utopian Motel Taupo

Enjoy your visit to Taupo with a stay at Utopian Motel Taupo. A sauna and a kid's club are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say good things about the convenient parking and central location.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 5 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Children's club


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's club


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Sauna


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Astro Accommodation Hostel
Astro Accommodation Taupo
Astro Accommodation
Utopian Motel Taupo
Utopian Taupo
Utopian Motel Taupo Taupo
Utopian Motel Taupo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Utopian Motel Taupo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Does Utopian Motel Taupo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Utopian Motel Taupo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Utopian Motel Taupo?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Utopian Motel Taupo?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Utopian Motel Taupo and nearby?
Utopian Motel Taupo has a sauna.
Are there restaurants at or near Utopian Motel Taupo?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Storehouse (8-min walk), The Bistro (10-min walk) and Thai Delight (10-min walk).
What's the area around Utopian Motel Taupo like?
Utopian Motel Taupo is a short 14-minute walk from Lake Taupo and 16 minutes' walk from Taupo Museum and Art Gallery. Travellers recommend the hostel for its central location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Cheap & cheerful
Friendly hosgt couldn't have been more accommodating. Clean,tidy room, relatively quiet for a hostel-type place. Would recommend for those seeking a good room at a bargain price.
Ross, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

The reception per son nice .It was adequate for what we needed for the night
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Not maintained
Was our last minute booking but was disappointed by the service n with the overall room. Not enough towels provided, n the ones available were not clean. The wash room was dirty as if had not been cleaned for months. There were cobwebs in the room as well as in the bathroom. I have gone for even cheaper accommodation once but the the facilities were much better. I would not recommend anyone for this hotel.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Good location with ok facilities.
Good location, close to city centre but not in it. Hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming. Room and shared bathroom was clean and generally well prepared. Walls were very thin which was awkward as everything could be heard, and staff's children were free to wander down the hall. Nice Tv in room that didn't work and there was a hole in the wall.
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Good for the night and price
Small room, loud neighbours but was fine as we had nowhere else to stay.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

We didn’t stay the night
Upon arrival the foyer was dark and dingy. We had to carry our bags up the stairs to our room, there’s a smell of mold/damp in the air and the room was cramped. Light fixtures were dark and dirty, the bath mat was stinky of mould. Their was a window in our room door so people could see in and someone walked in while we were in the room, which tells us the door mustn’t be self locking or the keys are all the same. When I checked the bed to see if it was clean I noticed a mark under the sheet, when I pulled back the bottom sheet I saw blood & fluid stains on the mattress protector and marks on the mattress underneath. There was also no air conditioner, so without any proper airflow the room was very hot. We decided not to stay at the night and booked accomodation elsewhere. When I checked out the manager just smiled awkwardly not offering a reimbursement or alternate room, a brief apology was all he said. When I saw the reviews I regret not having read any prior to booking, had I done so, I would never have booked here. For $150 per night, this place was so overpriced.
Carly, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

dirty marks all over the walls. dust over everything
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Horrible place
The rooms were very dirty, there was such a strong cigaret smell in the room, also the Person form room 13 was making loud constantly being on the phone and listening to music. We couldn't get any sleep it was horrible.
Jujubi man, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Tony, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Confused staff tried to scam us twice
It all started on the day prior to our stay on the 8th of December. The motel owner called us whilst we were in a low/no cellphone coverage area, this meant that we only got the call a couple of hours later. In his call he claimed that we had booked the room from the 8th till the 9th of December, when in fact we had booked it for the 9th till the 10th. We had to pull up our booking and prove it to them that we were right in order to get our room back. Once we got to the Motel, and headed up to our room we found out that the room had a shared bathroom when we specifically booked a room with a PRIVATE bathroom. The room was also reeking of cigarettes. Frustrated at the way we had been treated the obvious course of action was to demand our money back which we did not fully receive. We will never ever be coming back and advice others to avoid this motel at any cost. The people here will try to scam you for your money.
Rami, 1-night trip
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