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Tiki Lodge

104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for only one night. There is covered parking for cars, which is great. It's very secure as to access the rooms, you have to go past the mai desk, and not anyone can just walk in, which is very reassuring. Nice welcome by the owner (I think) who is very helpful. The room (Dorm) is very clean,... More

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a welcoming sight to be greeted by the symbolic Tiki to rest my weary head after a long day work and drive accompanied by my co-pilot grand-daughter all of 8 years old who is wowwed at the mere thought of staying in a hotel... 'Flash' she reckons (lol). Confirm reservation. Enter cozy heated warm room. Unpack car. The location... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the two best backpackers ("hostels" to us Yanks) that I've encountered anywhere. First, the location is outstanding, just a couple of blocks from the shore of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's answer to America's Lake Tahoe in the Sierras or Crater Lake in the Cascades. Second, the lodge is designed to take advantage of the stunning view.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3,115 reviews 3,115 reviews
110 hotel reviews
7,986 helpful votes 7,986 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We recently returned to Taupo and stayed at the Tiki Lodge again for two nights. Similar to our last stay here, we found our stay to serve its purpose, being good overall. What we liked: Tiki Lodge offers one of the cheaper double room rates in the Taupo town centre area on booking.com. The property is a hostel but not... More

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Darfield, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

For business travel the hostel is ideally located. It's walking distance to the shopping and restaurants. They have ensuite rooms which are small but very clean and a good bed. The common area, kitchen, lounge and outside balcony are closed around 1030pm so attracts a quieter clientele. Excellent value for money.

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tiki Lodge was recommended to me by a girl who was travelling in the bus with me who had a friend already staying there. It was walking distance from the i-site/main areas so it was a pretty good location. Far enough from the bars for a quiet night's sleep (depending on who your dormmates are). Reception was ok. They had... More

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tikiboss, Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post feedback. Tiki Lodge has an 11am check in -therefore giving us a one hour turn around to complete cleaning. As we are a family run hostel this often means closing reception (we are still contactable by phone) and going upstairs to do the cleaning ourselves (as we do not have the luxury... More

Osnabruck, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It's a normal Hostel. It's more or less central but quiter than the others. Got a spa. Beds were alright. I didn't like that they closed the balcony as early as the kitchen. Has a lot of couches (but even this room is closed pretty early)

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tikiboss, Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there - many thanks for the feedback - the balcony and kitchen are actually closed at the same time (as you have to go through the kitchen to access the balcony). We do have a 24hr TV room plus garden area available after hours. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Me and my group of friends booked a 2 days accommodation at Tiki Lodge. The first impression that we had it wasn't very nice. The receptionist was rude you could easy see that she wasn't happy to be there. This kind of behavior are not acceptable in a hospitality environment. The place has good location and facilities but I will... More

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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to post feedback. Tiki Lodge is run by a husband and wife team so the receptionist you refer to would have been myself. I am sorry that you perceived the service was bad - I apologise if you genuinely felt like you were treated poorly. Trust me, if I wasn't happy to be here I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 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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tikiboss, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post feedback. The wifi is usually really good - it is not our system - but they recently upgraded software and servers etc so there were some teething problems with the changeovers/updates. These are sorted I believe. More

mumbai
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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

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Address: 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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