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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I stayed in Taupo Urban Retreat several times during my stay in NZ and loved it every time. Both the bedrooms and all the communal areas are all really clean and have everything that you could need, including a well stocked kitchen. The on site bar is cheap and a great place to socialise with other backpackers and the really... More

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

Thank you for your review. Our housekeeping team work really hard to maintain high standards and it is so nice to see them appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again if you ever make it back to the beautiful town of Taupo. Happy travels. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

This is really the place to stay if you're going to Taupo. There's a bar on site with cheap beer and mealdeals. Staff is nice and helpfull. Room are clean and comfotable. There's a great atmosphere and very easy to get to know new people. The longtermstayers are easy going and fun. The common areas are nice and spacious -... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Staff love getting positive feedback, it is nice to know we are doing it right! We hope to welcome you back to NZ, and Taupo one day. More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Literally bunk beds in a room and that's it. No storage/fridge etc and not much room. However, nice pool/kitchen area and outdoor decking. Cheap bar with nice drinks and friendly and helpful staff. Some free internet daily too.

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

Thank you for your review. Each bed has a large under-bed storage locker (large enough for a backpack), and we have an additional safe at reception if required. We love being able to give away free 'urban internet' to guests and are glad you made use of it :) More

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Was thoroughly happy with the room with one exception. The room did not have external windows. Only a window opening out into the noisy corridor which was only a metre away from the bar. And you needed to leave the window open or go nuts as there was very little ventilation only provided by fan. It was 22 degrees outside... More

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Brunswick, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I spent Christmas at Urban Retreat and had such a great time! The hostel is so nice with a really homey atmosphere, little bar, and outside courtyard. They put on a big Christmas buffet lunch for $25 with tons of food, dessert, drinks, and games, and my friends and I all had a really nice holiday. This may sound strange,... More

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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Stayed here for one night on the stay bus trip. I found the hostel brilliant- great meal deals- $9 (I think) for a filling meal (delicious chilli con carne!) and a drink. The kitchen was really well equipped and clean. Bathrooms were new and really clean- the showers were awesome! Staff friendly and welcoming too! Stayed in a 4 bed... 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 #19 of 35 Specialty lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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