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Taupo Urban Retreat

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo 0000, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 36 Specialty lodging in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I arrived last minute to Taupo for a spontaneous trip to Tongariro to do the famous Alpine Crossing. I was greeted by a friendly manager Kerry who was quick to sort me a room and offer to help me book my crossing experience. Giving me advice on things to do in town and places to see. Rooms were spacious and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff and excellent service! Well equipped kitchen and great common area for socialising, definitely got the cheapest bar in town!! Bedrooms and bathrooms were also really clean! Had a great weekend here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights in total with urban retreat. Provides great tourism information and facilities to make dinners. Our first room didn't have a window, which wasn't great. But the dorm room was great. We asked for a radiator one night and it was provided. Really good evening atmosphere & in good proximity to the town. Recommended & good value!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff in a good location in central Taupō. Room was small, and the bed was smaller. Barely a double, and short; I'm 5'10" and when I lay on it the end of the bed came up almost halfway up my shins. We came in mid-August, so the temperature hovered around 0°, however the only heating was a small, wall-mounted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights whilst exploring Taupo. Staff are friendly and knowledgable about the area/activities to undertake. They do a great value chili meal (5nzd +3 for beer). Off street parking, central location and warm enough rooms.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stayed in a private double with a friend and we had our own toilet and shower with towels provided. The vibe of the hostel is really cool and the happy hour is great value. The staff are really friendly and helpful and gave us great advice about the tongariro crossing. It is about a 20 minute walk from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed here whilst doing the kiwi experience for 2 nights. We really enjoyed it here, everyone running the hostel was really nice and accommodating. Its a really cool and quirky little hostel, not your standard everyday hostel, it definitely had character. The facilities are really good, the kitchen is well equipment a little small but it isn't the biggest... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This hostel has a really good vibe. Had a really good time here. Has a well equipped kitchen and large dining area. Has good pool table, nice outside area, great bar (the cheapest in Taupo!) and a comfy TV room and computers to use. They will also help you out with great deals on local attractions. I recommend staying in... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I went to this backpacker after staying 2 horrible nights in yha taupo..... This hostel was much better... They have better beds rooms are well maintained..... Nice common room...they do have a bar there if u want to grab a beer after a trek ....

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Having just travelled the length of NZ - northland to south canterbury - I can honestly say that this hostel had one of the best atmospheres of any I visited. Staff were friendly from the get-go, my room was clean and had loooaaaads of under-bed (padlock-able) storage and my room mates were absolute quality (I was a sole-traveller)... The place... More

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Address: 65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo 0000, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Hotel Class:4 star — Taupo Urban Retreat 4*
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