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Rainbow Lodge

99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hemsedal, Norway
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was only planning on staying a few nights but ended up staying much longer at Rainbow lodge! You've got everything you need here and just a few minutes walk to town centre. The staff is awesome and will do everything they can to make sure you have a great time in Taupo. It is not the most modern hostel I've... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very good backpacker. Clean rooms and surprisingly very comfortable bed (almost as good as my own bed at home and I never say this about any backpackers) Central heating kept the rooms at decent temperature. Spacious kitchen with spices provided. Showers are also very clean and conveniently designed to change without getting your clothes wet. Free parking. Very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dont go to rainbow lodge in the winter, it's cold!! Im not sure if the showers in my room happened to be broken or anything, the water was really cold. even after letting the water run for 15 mins it stayed at the same temperature. Their rooms are supposed to be centrally heated from the bottom but the heating is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great purpose built hostel. A 20 minute walk from the bus stop but that seems to be the norm in Taupo. Clean rooms with space for belongings. We felt secure in this hostel as the doors locked once closed. The kitchen and lounge were also spacious and clean. Welcoming and informative staff and free tea and coffee available from... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite hostels so far in NZ. Seemed very clean, the kitchen had loads of spices and things to cook with. Pro: everyone (staff/guests) was friendly and lots of things going on. Also free tea & coffee. Con: having to walk outside to get to the kitchen/bathrooms, but that's not all the rooms. Some dorms are inside. Overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed my time. It's all really clean and tidy and the stuff is really helpful! You get free coffee unfortunately you don't get free Wi-Fi you have the chance to get it for 4 $ per day. There is a tv room with dvds and sky as well. Movie night is every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Clean, comfortable rooms with a spacious and well equipped kitchen and friendly staff with many small services and events to help and entertain travellers. This is an excellent spot to stay for a few nights and hopefully meet some amazing people

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I saw a lot of backpacker in NZ, but this one is one of my favorite. It's in the center of Taupo,just 5min walk to shop, 10min walk to the lake and 25min walk to the hot pools. The rooms are very confortable and cheap, the kitchen is really big and very well equiped (5 big fridges to put your... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This hostels is so good. The atmosphere is so relaxing. The owners now your names which is such a nice personal touch. The place is clean. The sauna was very welcoming after walking the tongariro crossing They pick you up from bus stop and drop you of when u leave! (My rucksack is heavy so this made my day!!) The... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed in a private double with en suite for one night. Pros - room was a good size and very clean - hostel is centrally located and a short walk from bars/restaurants/shops - good facilities - kitchen, cinema room etc - staff were very friendly Cons - none

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