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Greater Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic stay in the double room with private bathroom. Room was a nice size and modern, more similar to a motel than a backpackers. Service and Facilities were fantastic! Free Coffee was so good and free lift to the Intercity bus. Location is walking distance to nature and shops.

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Thank NimbleNeil
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After some bigger stole my car. I needed accomodation in Taupo. At short notice and despite being nearly full. Kat's smile and helpful manner made a stressful situation somewhat plesent. Room 3 was a touch of luxury and to have a sauna was bliss. Thanks so much Ross and Kat Regards Mathew Neilson

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TeamRainbow, General Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Matt, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're glad to have helped you in your hour of need :) More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed staying here. It is the perfect place for backpackers! The staff were friendly and welcoming. The bed was comfortable and the heating was pretty good. When we asked for more blankets, it was no problem. The kitchen facilities were good and there was a common area to chill in, with an array of things to keep you... More 

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Thank EmmsyF
TeamRainbow, General Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving this great review! We do like to keep our backpackers happy and entertained so there is plenty on offer - as you say, especially on rainy days! We're glad you made the most of your time here and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! More 

Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome time at this place yesterday. Loved the welcoming dogs! Beautiful place and close to everything. Our room was really nice and warm after we got back from dinner. Would definitely come back again.

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Thank Buzzer2015
Macau, China
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The best hostel we stayed in on our travels of New Zealand. Large, comfortable rooms and common areas. Very clean. Large well equip kitchen. 24 sauna is a major bonus. Good location. Easily within walking distance to bars, restaurants, grocery stores and activities. Quality bike rentals. Incredible staff. So welcoming and knowledgable and gave great recommendations. The most important member... More 

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Thank Talston7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Initially staying 3 nights in a double room, we loved it! The room was well heated at night, there's a clean and spacious kitchen, plenty of seating/tables, plenty of couches, good WiFi, an off street car park, a TV room with sofas and radiators and a tuneful piano, clean showers and toilets, pool table, boardgames, DVDs, books, laundry facilities, a... More 

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Thank Jenny M
TeamRainbow, General Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jenny! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review for us! It was a pleasure to have you guys stay with us and we are glad you extended your time in Taupo to stay at Rainbow. We look forward to seeing you again next time you pass through. Enjoy the rest of your travels :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The staff is very friendly, it's clean and cosy. We especially liked the big kitchen and lounge. When you cook, the gas cooker is just a little bit tricky, you have to be patient. The rooms are nice and warm. We definitely recommend it !

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Thank Priscilla B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The best hostel beds in NZ!!! Staff is really friendly, common areas are clean, overall a really nice place. They are close to grocery shops and shopping places, restaurants, the coolest McDonalds in the world and the lake. I stayed there 3 times already, 2 nights each time and I would go back for a fourth stay.

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Thank Juan Miguel C
TeamRainbow, General Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! It is always nice when guests return time after time because they enjoyed it here so much :) Enjoy the rest of your travels and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

From checking in the staff here were lovely. Friendly and informative, Kat gave us a great recommendation of pub for dinner (the Mole and Chicken) and lots of ideas for things to do both inside and out as it was snowing when we arrived. She also gave us two wifi cards which we didnt end up using. We booked an... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stayed in a dorm room but ended up moving to a private after a few nights. The dorm room was great, comfortable and clean. The only thing I didn't like was having the private bathroom in the dorm room. Ok, so it's convenient however when you're sharing with 3 guys and they decide to smell the toilet out it's... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hi and welcome to Taupo's original and favourite backpackers. Rainbow lodge was purpose built and designed for the needs of travellers by Mark Dumble (fishing expert??) and Sue Mrozinski themselves seasoned travellers. They had spent several years on the world's highways and by-ways and having accommodation experiences that are sometimes described as "Character Building" they settled in Taupo famous for its Rainbow Trout and beautiful scenery. Having had my own character building experiences I came to rest at Rainbow lodge and worked closely with them for a year before they handed me the reigns. Ross ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Lodge

Address: 99 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $33 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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