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YHA Taupo

56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Action Downunder YHA)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First real open plan hostel I've seen but I really liked it. The staff were lovely and helped us with questions and we're happy to put our bags in the storeroom while we waited for our room. The bathrooms and kitchen were very clean and had plenty of everything you need, except lacking in fridge space like every hostel. Common... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in Taupo YHA in a private room. The room was absolutely tiny, barely enough room to open the door before it hit the bed. The heater in the room also only went on for 30 mins at a time, which would have been fine with a good heater but this was a metal square on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We only stayed here for one night in a private room but it was decent. The bathroom and kitchen were really clean which was great but the bathroom was freezing which made post-shower drying painful! It's about a 7-10 minute walk from the main area. $70 in a private room like this was not reaaally cheap enough.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The YHA office Team look after you very well, lovely to meet all the tourist stay at the Hostel when you cooking your tea. And listening to there travel stories here in New Zealand. Had an awesome time at the hostel for over two month,.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stayed here overnight, booked a 10 bed dorm but my friend and I were the only people staying in the room, so it was very quiet! Good size kitchen and clean bathrooms. Slightly weird set up with another room inside the room we were in. Would recommend

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I stayed here for two nights in a four bed dorm and found that it was clean and the rooms were nice and warm. I think it was just quiet season because there was hardly anyone in the communal areas. The kitchen could use some more ventilation, as it was a bit damp.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great hostel with friendly staff. The 4 bed dorm we stayed in was really cosy and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and rarely busy. Kitchen was very well equipped and spacious. Lounge area was quite large and films could be borrowed from reception.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Booked in to the YHA as we were passing through taupo. The price was reasonable compared to other hostels but the rooms are tiny. Smallest room i have had whilst travelling in taupo. The place was clean tidy, good facilities and good location.

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Biel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I stayed there for 3 nights. The staff is okay. But not the more friendly I ever meet. The rooms are a bit ridiculous... It's soooo small. If everybody don't let some staff in the car you can't go to your bed. There was only 2 electrical outlet in the room... For a 4 bed dormitory... It was not the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed here for a few days and I did enjoy my stay. The kitchen was nice with a lot of frypans and spices. They have a sun deck where you can eat your meals. The bathrooms were also alright, clean and big showers. The room I was in (4 bed dorm) was what I expected for a backpackers so... More 

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