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Rainbow Lodge

99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very nice lodge for backpackers, easy to find with a parking place. Nice and helpful people, clean rooms and shared spaces. Big kitchen and living room, agreable and friendly. Price for single room a bit expensive but as always in New Zealand... I would recommend it and go back there if I travel to Taupo again :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have stayed here twice whilst visiting taupo and it's a very friendly hostel. Clean, cosy, has a big kitchen/dining area and is located fairly close to shops, restaurants, bars and a pak n save which is handy. The staff are very helpful and the hostel also offers discount to travellers, on main tourist attractions such as the tongariro crossing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The good thing about the hostel was the very nice staff. And the common area to socialize. The rest was barely acceptable... Value: worst of the worst. Very high price for what you get, compared to where we stayed the following nights. -And wifi is not even included, and you have to buy a different one for each device you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The place was a cool backpackers' central for sure. Loads of friendly people, kitchen available, pool table, big common room, etc. The receptionist was nice too and there was a bike rental available for 25 dollars/day or 7 dollars/hour which is quite nice. Bit expensive though despite it being not too dear compared to the rest of Taupo. Also had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Everything is kept extremely clean. Great atmosphere in the common area/kitchen and lots of places to hang out. The staff is very friendly and very accommodating and helpful. They can tell you where all the good events, tours, and sights are. They can often get discounts and can shuttle you there and back. Excellent location, everything is within walking distance,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We loved this place! The rooms were so cozy and clean and warm. the bunk bed was very sturdy! the Staff very really friendly. We would definitely stay again next time:) Thank you very much for having us.

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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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