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Taupo Urban Retreat

65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo 0000, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

super staff,a fun place to stay and great location make this a good stop after the drive down from aukland, spent 2 nights here and had a really good time even though the weather wasnt up to much. The double room was clean and comfortable and the managers were great hosts. $5 dollar chilli was good too. Its a back... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest, I myself not really like this hostel. It was too happening, was very hard to find a place to sit down and relax. However, the staff was very friendly and nice. And the location is quite nice. The toilets and shower rooms available were too few as well, only 1 shower room and 2 toilets for female... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was expecting a lot more from this hostel considering the good reviews on here but it was a bit of an anti climax. On the plus side - the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The $5 chilli is reasonable for the money. The communal area is also a good place to meet fellow travellers. The major disappointment at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Urban retreat was an average place to stay. They offer free internet on the computers opposite reception, however, it is extremely slow and also you have to wait for ages because they are always being used. The kitchen is quite small, but has all the basic equipment you may need. There are not many showers, so you may have to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always choose to stay at Urban Retreat when I go to Taupo as I know I'm going to get excellent friendly service with a great social atmosphere. The Facilities are perfect for a back packers, the rooms are always clean and it's in a great location. It's just the right size to keep that homely feel and the $5... More

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived thinking we got free internet, but you just get an hour a day on very slow computers.. So ended up buying wifi. The room we stayed in had only 2 plugs which were right behind someone's bed.. this was extremely awkward. If you weren't in that bed you basically could never charge your stuff. When asking about an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wondered how this hostel in the middle of the NZ North Island was going to be urban and when it comes to geography it is not.Taupo is a cute little town on a lake and the area around the hostel has wide open streets and a big discount warehouse supermarket with great prices. It feels very suburban. But when... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just stayed here for a couple of nights and it was a great place to stay, Helpful and friendly staff, a great layout so everyone can socialise and a really clean hostel. The info from the staff is great and the facilities are awesome. If your heading to Taupo and need somewhere to stay head to Urban Retreat, you'll... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time here, it has something for everyone. I was either chilling in the garden or having beers at the bar. It's a nice atmosphere and Tom & Katie were awesome hosts! Cheers guys and keep up the good work!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in a double room! Pros: good location, good communal area, clean rooms, friendly staff. Cons: the kitchen gets very crowded, our room was a little dark. Would stay here again and recommend this place to others!

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katianya, Manager at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving us a review. Next time you stay take part in our $5 evening meal, you get to avoid the kitchen during peak times with the added bonus of no washing up! :) We look forward to having you again if you return to Taupo! More

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Address: 65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo 0000, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 36 Specialty lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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