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Rainbow Lodge

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99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, New Zealand
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst hostel experience we've ever had, and we've been traveling around the world for 4 months, staying in all sorts of hostels. The hostel itself is quite old and rundown, the room was very small and extremely basic (that's fine though - loads of hostels are old & basic). We were welcomed by a very friendly and busy young female... More 

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Thank ocuillem
teamrainbow, Owner at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ocuillem sorry you had an issue while staying with us I have to say I am rather surprised as the gentleman you refer to is a very friendly and amicable chap and have never encountered him to be anything but polite and friendly to the guests and as for bursting into your I can only assume with it being... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED our stay at Rainbow Lodge Hostel! Not only was the set up very functional with a great kitchen and courtyard, but the room we stayed in was very clean, quiet & perfect. Location is very convenient and the staff was so nice and helpful. We can't wait to come back!

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Thank Sarah12co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I arrived in Taupo without a hostel and found rainbow lodge after a short walk from the bus stop. I was welcome with some very bubbly staff who gave me a quick tour so that I would know where everything was. I was checked in to a room towards the back of the hostel. I've read that people have commented... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This was my least favourite hostel during my time in NZ - the only saving grace are the friendly hosts. I booked it based on all the positive reviews but now I'm wondering if we were at the same hostel. Another reviewer pointed out the noise - not the fault of the hostel - but you can hear everything (footsteps,... More 

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Loved our stay here, great facilities and friendly staff. Only problem is the walls are super thin so noise seems to be a problem. We are heavy sleepers so didn't mind too much but it is super loud even from people walking down the corridors. Not for light sleepers but fantastic otherwise.

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Thank Sarah S
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Friendly clean and value for money. Walking distance to town and very helpfull staff. Loved the common area to lounge around in plus good showers and laundry facilities..... movie night and pizza night were a great idea too👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

+ Friedly staff, bikes to hire, free walk with the dog, good kitchen facilities Good location, a nice little Café a few minutes away, newspapers and a piano available - Payed wifi didn't reach our room, beds too old

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I stayed here for one night and it was a good night's sleep, but I don't think the dynamic was for me. It had a ton of beds meaning that it could accommodate groups of people, so many of the people in the public area already knew each other and stuck to their groups. With so many people it was... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I enjoyed my stay here as I got a twin room to myself. Everything is clean. Prices are good. Kitchen has everything you need and there is a nice outdoor area. Staff helpful and friendly. Loved the dog.

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Thank heikekrop21
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Great kitchen facilities and dining lounge area.t.v.room nicley located next to main dorm.the rooms are clean and nicley presented. The staff are great.really helpful.I lime the free coffee in the office .nice coffee as well. Have stayed there twice now. And will again

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