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Rainbow Lodge

99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
FromEtoA Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't expect much when booking a few beds here, but it turned out that the Rainbow Lodge is a quite nice hostel considering its size. The receptionist was very kind and recommended us a cheaper way to see the Maori rock carvings on Lake Taupo, even with a discount! The whole interior is comfortable and spacy, only the kitchen... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for low-budget backpackers, or for anyone who wishes to enjoy some company at evening time. Clean, with cozy atmosphere and excellent facilities - the Rainbow Lodge is a wonderful place to hang out at, located in amazing Taupo Lake area. Go there and enjoy every minute!

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Westport, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spend two nights in the lodge and had a very comfortable nice doubleroom. The prices are fair and kitchen and bathroom are very clean. Also the kitchen was well equipped and had plenty of space for all the backpackers. And if it got too crowded there was a barbecue place outside. Free tea and coffee at the reception made... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hostel had friendly staff, nice communal areas and comfy dorm beds. Bathrooms were a bit old and tired, could use an update. Free parking on site. Overall the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. Would recommend staying here again :):)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have visited the Rainbow Lodge at the beginning of Feb and I was very happy with the accommodation facilities. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the city attractions. I will use the chance to visit them again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Clean, nice layout of the inside and outside hang out areas. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Walls were a bit thin and could hear many hallway conversations but got quiet enough for the evenings. Loved the suggestion boards of what to do in lake taupo and weekly events board! A little bit far from city centre but they do... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Welcoming, clean. Could have been better kitchen equipment and some new tea and hand towels. Crockery supply needs improving. No cooking oil but lots of spices. Some hobs broken. Quite a few bugs about...could be rectified.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

All I can say is that I am so glad that we could not get into our first choice hostel (we try to go for the highest rating in BBH) because Rainbow Lodge was fab! Free pick up and drop off from the bus stop, clean rooms and a nice kitchen. The staff were so helpful and offered all sorts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Room was really nice and clean. Kitchen was big but did get crowded towards dinner time. Staff were really helpful when booking trips (with discounts! $25 sailing trip!) and always asked if you enjoyed it when you got back. They also picked us up and dropped us off at the bus station. Really good stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Although this was not initially my first choice of hostel, I was glad I stayed here. Located just 10 minutes pleasant walk from town and the lake, this hostel is ideally situated. All the communal areas are a good size and everything is clean. The room I had was perfect, with a great comfy bed. Haven't slept so well in... More

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Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel Taupo
Address: 99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
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Ranked #16 of 36 Specialty lodging in Taupo
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