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Taupo Urban Retreat

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo 0000, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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41 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed a couple of nights here in a comfortable, slightly small four bed dorm. The receptionist was bubbly, welcoming and informative, and the place in general had a modern, lively feel to it. The common area was a bit cramped when eating (especially while beer pong was going on), but had a vibrant and fun atmosphere. Showers and toilets were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a double room with a private bathroom, and it was very tiny, and very dark. There was one weak light bulb to illuminate the room. The private rooms are all inside the hostel and front onto a main corridor, so there are constantly people walking past. Because it was so dark, we wanted to open the blinds, as... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for a few nights and unfortunately so was a large group of guys who got drunk every night at the hostel bar, playing beer pong and then came back in the middle of the night and woke everyone up. This might have just been 1 bad experience but the place had a feel of a party hostel... More 

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Santo André, SP
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18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights there (Christmas eve)... On my room, i saw more than 20 spiders, had to buy a product to kill. Also on the bathroom spiders everywhere. We were in 6 people waiting for the 23:59 - 00:00 on Christmas eve and a guy from the hostel were very rude saying we couldnt stay even 1 more minute or... More 

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed in a family room which was small but fine. The communal areas are really nice, they feel much more homely than your average hostel. The hostel is also in a good location, near town and about a 20/30 minute walk from the hot springs (which are well worth a visit!). Also stayed at Base in town and much... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was okay but a little cramped. The room has lockers which is always good and the wifi was strong enough to reach there. It would benefit from more bathrooms as there was only 1 shower and 2 toilets for quite a few rooms, they were kept relatively clean though. There was a... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stayed here twice during my trip around New Zealand, and would definitely pick to stay here again (I also stayed at Base in Taupo, but it didn't compare). One of the homeliest hostels in NZ, clean and offers cheap home cooked food, which was ideal at the end of our kiwi experience trip and we were so poor! The... More 

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice hostel with friendly staff. Isn't perfect but what hostel is. Good location, cheap evening meal,bar on site and a decent kitchen. If you're in taupo then you could do a lot worse than check this place out.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stayed in the 16 bed dorm room which was spacious and had a nice high ceiling - I don't think all dorms have this only the 16 bed but don't be put off as I slept fine even when the dorm was full. The kitchen isn't amazing but it's fairly clean and has enough facilities. The eating and drinking area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the best hostels I've stayed in whilst travelling NZ! The staff are so friendly and are more than willing to chat to you about all the awesome stuff to do in Taupo and book it all for you. The kitchen area/bar was great, had a good atmosphere. Everything was nice and clean! Can't recommend this hostel... More 

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Address: 65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo 0000, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Taupo Urban Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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