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Rainbow Lodge

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99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, New Zealand
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A little too far outside the town for us, and quite a dark walk home too in the winter months in the evening time. Room was a very small double with not much room for luggage. Kitchen space and living space was pretty good they had a couple of lovely house dogs also to brighten up your morning. They also... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a 3 night stay here in mid-December (double ensuite room).The kitchen area was bustling each evening with loads of people cooking, making for a fun bustling environment. Front desk staff were all very helpful and friendly. Ample parking for our rental car. The back parking area has a gate at night, though the area seemed quite safe. Liked the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great backpackers with helpful friendly staff and dog, Jess! Good common area with pool table for a couple bucks and well equipped kitchen. Sauna was a nice bonus! Free off street parking. Best shower ever (ladies anyway!) location is good with a short walk to supermarkets and I-site. Ross recommended a few activities for us and they were awesome -... More 

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Thank 31Destination
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you rock up to a new town and jump on Google Maps to look for accommodation, its really hard to get an idea of what a place is like. I chose Rainbow for its location, but when you show up, you find a really large complex with heaps of space and areas to find privacy and /or places to... More 

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Thank Cohen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing stay in Taupo at Rainbow Lodge backpacker. The staff is very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Really good vibes there! Highly recommended to all! You will want to go back to this place! Jezz

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had initially booked to stay for 2 nights but extended our stay to four nights because the hostel was brilliant and there is so much to do around Taupo. The reception staff were so friendly and the lady (sorry we didn't catch your name!) was fabulous!! We were not sure of the practicalities of doing things like Tongariro and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was welcome by friendly staff and a lovely dog when I checked in. It comes with a private parking garage that is enough for 10 cars or so. Free coffee and tea and sauna are available as well. Kitchen is well equipped with basis necessities. The floor heater doesn't really work quite well and take a bit of time for... More 

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Thank Ray X
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly female owner on reception on arrival and equally as nice guy when we checked out - free lollies yay! Clean and modern room + tv En suite clean and modern + hairdryer WIFI!!!! Un blooming limited wifi and it's fast! This has been so rare to find in NZ & Oz and oh god is it good!!! So... More 

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Thank LookingForTheUnique
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We liked Rainbow's ethos, that it was set up by a backpacking couple and was purpose built, although we were a bit disappointed whilst we were there. We stayed in a double with shared bathroom facilities. Maybe in warm weather we would have enjoyed our stay more! + great location, short walk from Taupo centre + lots of free parking... More 

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Staff were really friendly. Scottish guy Ross was keen and interested in every individual I saw him check in. Good if you want to book skydive or Tongariro crossing trip, also it's really close to warehouse and pak n save! One of my favourite hostels in NZ (after 6 months of both north and South Island). It's kept clean and... 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 St, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $34 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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