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Tiki Lodge

104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night during a three week tour of New Zealand. This has to be one of the best hostel/backpackers accommodation that we've stayed in so far. The place looks pretty new and is very clean and modern. We stayed in a twin room with kitchenette and shared bathroom. The shared facilities were all clean and tidy. Laundry... More

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mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

after the serenity of oputere, we were shocked by the hipster, hostel crowd here. this is situated right off the main road and is just 100 metres from the lake and all the amenities. we got a nice room with attached bath. facilities are all that one expects in a hostel in NZ but no free wifi. A good but... More

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there - many thanks for the comments. Sorry I must be getting old as I have no idea what "hipster, hostel crowd" refers to and why this would shock you.... must be some new younger generation phrase that I am not yet aware of. Our guests are generally the "non partying crowd" so we are quieter that most hostels... More

Milan, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for a couple of nights during a trip with friends. It's in a good position in the centre of Taupo, the rooms are comfortable and there is a big kitchen and a tv room. There is also a big hot tub in the back of the hostel and the price was good. But I didn't... More

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there - many thanks for posting feedback. As we only have 2 full time office staff (husband and wife team) I can assure you that we do not ever inform guests at check in that we can "charge your credit card at every moment". We do however mention that you do not need to pay a cash key deposit... More

London, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stayed three nights at Tiki Lodge whilst exploring Taupo and taking on the awesome Tongariro Alpine Crossing (don't miss it). The hostel is perfectly functional, clean all the way through (bar the stale smelling hallways, which you become accustomed to after a day), decent sized dorm rooms with plug sockets, a big kitchen and decent sized communal area. The... More

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there. Many thanks for taking the time to post feedback. Regarding the hallway smells - this is the main reason why we don't allow alcohol in our hallways/carpeted areas/rooms - the smell is a result of guests abusing the "no alcohol" rule and alcohol being splashed into the carpet. It is difficult to clean and we cannot afford to... More

Retford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Signing a disclaimer when you check in and a big double page list of rules when you get to the room did cause a few concerns but actually this means that the hostel is clean, quiet after 10pm and has some great large communal spaces and is very close to town. Highly recommended

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave comments. Just to clarify - the disclaimer is a standard form at sign in - 3 lines explains that guests are responsible for their own belongings, as well as any damage they cause to our property or rooms. The "double page list of rules" referred to is actually a two page information... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed there in December in two rooms, one with myself and my parents 24 & 60 age range and we had a room with 6 beds which was clean and had an en-suite which was an ok size and fairly clean! And my brother stayed in a kitchenette room with his girlfriend and their 3 yr old son- this... More

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tikiboss, Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. We appreciate the comments as hostels often get a bad rap... they're not all that bad.... We aim to change people's perceptions of hostels by ensuring that Tiki Lodge caters for as many different people as possible with clean and tidy facilities, great service and value for money. (Although we still get the odd few... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I will start with the bad- We had a very frosty reception from the guy when we turned up, we felt really bad that we had made him come and check us in- as if we had done something wrong. We were due to stay two nights but because of his reception and the fact that the bunk beds were... More

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tikiboss, Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post feedback. Our mattresses have only recently been replaced however we do notice that sometimes the slats underneath sometimes get moved apart by guests which can cause the mattress to "dip" into the gap created between slats. We will look into this issue further to see if modifications can be made. I apologise... More

Chilamate, Heredia, Costa Rica
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Tiki lounge was very clean and tidy. The bathrooms had a good setup. The kitchen is huge and has plenty of space for multiple people to cook. They have bus pick up. The deck is awesome!! It's right outside the kitchen and is great for hanging out and watching the sunset.

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to post feedback.. Those sunsets sure are awesome... they seem to get better each night ....especially with snow capped mountains in the background. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Really nice welcome, let us check in early, let us print something for free. Generally great people. In terms of the room - we had a microwave, kettle and fridge and being on the ground floor it was really quiet as it was away from the communal areas which was nice. The room was hot - and this was November... More

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. The room described does have some wooden slats plus windows that can be opened and a heater/cooling unit that blows cold air so maybe these options were not utilised. The afternoon sun floods into these rooms on sunny days therefore we do... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Friendly staff, good location, clean place and safe. If you are travelling as a group and on budget this is the place for you. Taupo lake is just within 10 minutes walk. A walk to the supermarket is just a few blocks away. Café, restaurants and bars are just down the road. All conveniently located.

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking to time to leave us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and we wish you well on your travels. More

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Additional Information about Tiki Lodge

Address: 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 36 Specialty lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tiki Lodge is a modern, friendly, family-run, backpacker lodge located in Taupo, New Zealand.Closest hostel to the beach access for swimming. Enjoy spectacular views over Lake Taupo to the Central Plateau Mountains and witness amazing sunsets from our front deck and communal areas. ... more   less 
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