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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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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I came to Taupo U didn't expect to love this place so much. The town itself is of perfect size and beauty, but this hostel made me feel so comfortable and welcome, that I ended u staying about a month!! Either the friendly staff and the atmosphere has given me the best stay I had all around New Zealand!... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed at a lot of backpackers on South Island where we had been blown away by what backpackers are like now days (we stayed in a lot of smaller places which had a personal feel and which had a lot of though into décor, and felt like small B&Bs rather than hostels) we were a little disappointed by this... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is nice - friendly staff. Bathrooms clean and rooms clean too. Kitchen and lounge is big and sociable. Kitchen can get messy but there are staff cleaning at the end of the day so mostly kept tidy. Tv room outside and clothes line to hang clothes. Outside area to sit. Laundry access. Little noisy sleeping next to the... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I'm happy with our choice to stay here for a couple nights while we were in Taupo. The guy at reception was really friendly and although we had booked all of our activities already, they were prepared to help do that if we hadn't. I loved the porch outside and their adorable dog (which the board said you can take... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is the worst hostel I've ever stayed. It's extremly noisy during the night and the owner is very unfriendly. I had to change my reservation because of unexpected health problems and I could stay only one night instead of three. At my arrival the owner got very aggressive when I told him this and showed him my injured leg... More 

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was my third visit to Taupo. My last time was in July and usually in New Zealand that means there is a staff present. However, here it was still the same staff and you notice in everything that they know what they are doing. Friendly, attentive and knowing how you want to helped when you are travelling. Especially Kath... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

I really liked Rainbow Lodge. The facilities are by no means outstanding, but everything is clean and comfortable. The beds are good, sturdy so there's no squeaking and disturbing other guests when anyone moves, with a reading light, and the shower was one of the best I've used in a hostel. It was like a little white pod, with plenty... More 

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Nogent, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I liked my stay at Rainbow Lodge. It's not too far from the city center, you can rent a bike for a full day at a reasonable price (25$) and have coffee for free at the reception. The 3 bed dorm I was in was good, the bathrooms and toilets are clean and very functional. The staff was welcoming The... More 

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Guarulhos, SP
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Rainbow Lodge has a nice vibe to it, good dorms and a big kitchen. There is no free wifi though (you can get 24h access for NZ$4 - in January 2014) and the place is a bit too far from the city center.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a double en-suite, the room was good and the staff very helpful. Great base for exploring the area, not far to walk to shops and restaurants and they have off-road parking too. Would stay here if ever back in Taupo.

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Address: 99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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