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Taupo Urban Retreat

65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo 0000, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this hostel. Nice, big common area with a pool table and benches - you're able to meet lots of people, especially as they have their own bar and a deal on pitchers of beer! A great location too, and friendly, helpful staff. Also a lovely outdoor area. I stayed in a four bed dorm and got a good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed the $5 chilli con carne for dinner at the hostel. We checked into the room and the bed sheets seemed dirty (covered in long hairs) and had holes in. Bedding could definitely do with being updated - it was very tatty. The room (dorm of 8) was very small, and one... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first hostel I have ever stayed at and it was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful during check-in. My friend and I got a twin room with the ensuite, which had 2 twin beds & a private bathroom. The hostel has their own bar, a very clean & nice kitchen, a dining area w/ a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generally really liked this place - we arrived at 2am and they have a night porter to check in late arrivals - all very smooth. Set off what was a really good stay. Rooms beautifully clean and set out - pictures on the walls, decent linen and pillows, towels provided and an en suite - a luxury in a hostel,... More 

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good hostel with a nice atmosphere only a short walk from the bus stop and very good location! Kitchen is small but manageable and the rooms are just like any other dorm nothing amazing but fine! Wifi is not free but better than some places and the 5 dollar meal is the same every day, this could be changed every... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The air conditioned dorm rooms were a God send in warm weather. I like the open plan reception, bar, lounge and kitchen. Free use of computers was nice even if they did run 1990's firefox. One tip; dont bother with the cheap dinner provided. I had to go and eat dinner anyway after my ultra small budget-brand chilli con carne... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I stayed at this hostel as part of the kiwi experience. A four bed dorm with no window which is tiny will cost you $28 NZD and a six bed with a window will cost you $30NZD. Now normally I would not mind paying the extra for comfort but in this case I felt a little cheated. My friend was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was really torn between two and three stars for this one. Although this hostel has many good points, I went with two because of the issues detailed below. My biggest problem for this hostel was the noise. There must be a bar in or right outside the hostel because it was unbearable well into the am. Music, people chatting... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Nice hostel, rooms were a little small but very comfortable beds. Showers were clean. Kitchen is a bit small and the communal area is also a bar which can be loud. Stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed Taupo.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had a private room here for 3 nights and don't know if all the showers are the same but mine was really powerful, which was ideal after staying in a few places where the water pressure is lacking. The hostel is right in the centre of town so short walk to the waterfront area where there are lots of bars... More 

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