We were really disappointed with this hostel. Taupo is amazing and well worth a visit, but this hostel is not for everyone. Our private room was awful. There were no windows, so the room was really dark and there was a ventilation shaft just outside the room shooting out hot air, so the room was boiling! There was no air con in the room, just a wall fan which moved the hot air around. We stayed for two nights and could not have stayed any longer.
The lady at reception was always very helpful and friendly. Drinks were cheap here and it was very much a 'social' hostel, which meant it could be quite noisy late into the night.
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