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“Best hostel iv stayd at!” 5 of 5 stars
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Berkenhoff Lodge
75 Scannell St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #19 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
2 reviews
“Best hostel iv stayd at!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great place to stay.the staff were very helpfull in many ways.they booked all my activities with no extra charge! Enjoyed a nice drink in the bar and the best burgers.very clean nice big kitchen and a nice quiet hostel just a short walk to town.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed here for 5 nights and my time here was aaaawesome! :)
I met really cool people here and had a really good time.
Either if you want to go out for party or relax, you should really stay here in this hostel.
I did a skydive and a bungy and the staff organized everything for me.
The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean.
So, if you want to have a great time, stay at Berkenhoff Lodge!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Berkenhoff Lodge. The owner was super friendly and helpful with whatever I needed to know. I got a free pick-up from the bus, which was great, had a cheap burger and beer in the bar and a swim in the pool...There's a big kitchen, good selection of DVDs and really nice atmosphere....The hostel is really near the hot springs so I made a couple of trips there also. I would definitely recommmend staying here when you are in Taupo.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This was probably the worst accomodation during our Nea Zealand trip. The manaer/ owner was extremely intrusive and arrogant - almost assuming and treating you as criminal in the first place. No room cleaning and we had to do that on our own. No good value for money. It's a bit remote. I would recommend to go there even if you are a backpacker...

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I don’t like writing negative reviews of places but I’ll make an exception for this place. I ended up staying here because they offer a free pick up and I understand why because it’s too far away from downtown and nobody should go here. I was asking the receptionist what is there to do in the area and her answer was not allot really. When I asked where a decently cheap place to eat food was, she said she didn't know of any. I asked about the bus schedule and she didn't even now the time tables. We were put in a dorm room right beside the bar that was playing loud music all night. If you’re desperately in need of a place then go here but there are many other better places with knowledgeable staff and a better location then this place. Only go here if it’s a last resort.

Archie S. Ezekiel
Mr.Canadian.Traveler

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Big kitchen and dining room, Internet and wifi, in-house bar, very friendly staff. It's a lovely place for everyone, with pool and spa, DVDs, tv, pool tables... Location is great, quiet but close to main places in Taupo, bungy and hot springs, 10mins walk to town centre (free pick-up and drop-off when arriving or leaving). Prices are great!!

Have been traveling around NZ for 7 months and would say this is the best backpackers in NZ!! Love this place!!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

This hostel is bit of a walk to the centre, if you want prime location go for base. but this is a nice cosy little hostel, perks having the bar & the pool tables are cool. we went on a really busy weekend but hostel still seemed a bit quiet. Would have been good if hostel had some more events running or something.
Great having the dvd collection though!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 Scannell St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
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Ranked #19 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Number of rooms: 12
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