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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with a couple of friends for 2nights. Great little backpackers. Stayed in a 5dorm ensuite. Room was nice and had enough room for 5people and their luggage. Very clean and tidy. There was a great kitchen and lounge area. Plenty of space to cook your dinner. Staff were friendly and helpful. One of my friends went on a... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights at here in a 9-bed dorm room and it was very pleasant. The room, kitchen, and toilets were very clean.The pillow and bed were very good. Bunk bed was very sturdy, they even had little lamp beside your bed if you want to read in your bed (plus point!). They also had free spices. I... More 

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malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friends stayed in a triple share room during the time we visited in Taupo. The room was neat and tidy. However the central heater seem like not really working well as the room temperature at night was quite cold. The best part i liked about this BBH was their shower room as the water preasure was good... More 

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Hemsedal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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 June 7, 2015

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 June 1, 2015 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 June 1, 2015

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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