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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Action Downunder YHA)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
Julie A Freising, Germany
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Freising, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stays here in an 8 bed dorm for a few nights, and fund it to be very clean and comfortable. Our dorm was en suite, so we had our own toilet and a separate shower. Some of the beds were bunk beds, some were not. They also offer lockers that are big enough to fit entire backpacks in and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. Facilities are good, room is very clean. Receptionists' friendliness were okay. But its location a bit far from bus stop, around 15 minutes walk. Anyway,we did enjoyed our stay.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed there on 2 separate occasions. The first time was in an 8 Bed Dorm, it was completely separated from the main area, in another building entirely, so there was little to no internet. There weren't any lockers in the room and the bathroom was tiny and in no way could it accommodate 8 people. The second time we... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

YHA Taupo was in a very convenient and good location, the dorms were better than the other YHA's as they had no bunks and the facilities were pretty good but the computers were down which was bad, only downside was unfriendly reception and also there was lots of blonde hair in my blanket. This was extremely creepy because there were... More

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was a great YHA but the unisex toilets upset the girls. There seemed too many people there too. Probably the furthest YHA from town which should have meant a better sleep but it was noisy. Nice people worked there. Our room was next to the bathroom so we were woken frequently.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We booked a twin room and a double room at YHA Taupo on 27th December. The rooms were very small and the facilities in the room were disappointing. No sound proof between rooms. The bed was too soft and not as good as other YHA we've been. Location was quite good. The kitchen setup and cleanness were good.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had a nice second floor room with a view. This property was quiet and located in a residential area. It was convenient to the lake cruise and the central business district. I didn't see any negatives. Of course, we are are comparing it to other hostels.

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Super staff - friendly, helpful, thoughtful and fun! Bedroom was spacious and cleaned daily, the kitchen and common rooms were great, kitchen was cleaned every day. This hostel is run so well that it encourages a really great communal atmosphere - HIGHLY recommend. Great location - near the town, but not in the centre. Close to the lake.

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Perth, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place was really cosy. The dorm we were placed in weren't bunks (bonus) and we had the room to ourselves for a night (another bonus) and the staff were really really friendly and helpful (super bonus). Great value for money! Kitchen and other communal rooms were great and bathrooms etc. were clean and a decent size. Only a short... More

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Nsw, australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This small hostel was wonderful. Just a short walk from town. The staff was very nice and you could tell they cared about the people and cleanliness of the place! Kitchen was great and the eating area had an amazing view!

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Address: 56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Action Downunder YHA)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 35 Specialty lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Taupo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With only a 5minute walk to the town centre, we are located in a quiet part of town and are the perfect place to relax with a large sun filled spacious deck overlooking the lake and mountains beyond, hammocks to doze in, a garden to chill out in, and a wide a variety of comfortable accommodation to sleep in. Great facilities, high standards of cleanliness and friendly staff make this the perfect base for your stay in Taupo. ... more   less 
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