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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Part of attending the summer concert series for us is finding good quality budget accommodation within walking distance of the venue . The rainbow lodge ticks all those boxes. Clean warm quiet. Comfortable beds. We had an ensuite but friends had shared facilities and said they were great. Huge communal kitchen dining area. Lots if outside seating places. Staff were...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very cosy and personal hostel with great helpful staff. They provide a free ride to the bus which we really appreciated. The bed though were horrible and the sheets felt dirty. A lot of interesting guests...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for one night only, but it was enough to realize how good it was. Location is excellent - very close to the lake itself and to the city centre. It was great to leave our car and just walk around. Room and bathroom were very clean, bed was comfortable, A pleasant surprise were TV and hairdrier. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights at the rainbow lodge and enjoyed our stay. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful (great tip on doing the evening sail on the fearless). The room was nice despite small and had everything we needed except for something to put small things on (small table, night stand). The wifi was free but...

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time here! Lovely people, really nice accommodation. Free unlimited wifi! Big kitchen! And a piano! and the first hostel that offers free tea and coffee and actually provides milk!! We even got to take the dog (Jess) for a walk to Huka falls with Jess showing us the way. Soo sad to be leaving here but if...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Rainbow Lodge for 4 nights in January 2017 and it was like a home from home, I didn't want to leave. The staff were super friendly and helpful and even dropped me off at the bus stop when I left. I was in a large dorm room but it was well set up and there was...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 12 days with the FANTASTIC crew of the Lodge. All members of staff were really friendly and approachable and went out of their way to help me out with transport and received tonnes of advice for things to do. The community element is so welcoming as soon as you arrive. Whether travelling as a group or...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovley hostel. Really cute set up and they even have a hostel dog called jess! Staff are friendly, double room was good however floor boards are really loud! Good location and free tea,coffee and WiFi!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to revisit Rainbow Lodge. Met my husband there 12 years ago, we went back to celebrate 10 years of marriage. Ross is the best host, runs a great place. Great to see you again! Til next time!!

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We originally booked to stay here for 3 nights but had such a fantastic time and good experience we booked 5 more nights. (This was in 1-2 night chunks though as our plans changed and the staff was amazing at working with us!) The staff was super friendly and had wonderful recommendations. They kitchen has a lot of space and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $22 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Room 9 (main building) can be a little noisy with people coming in/out of the kitchen or sitting outside the window in the evenings”
 of 5 bubbles hannahsearp, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“i was back in 11”
 of 5 bubbles Cscorp, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Talk to the front desk if you would like to do an adventure- they can usually help you book.”
 of 5 bubbles 2AKit, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Toasty warm in Winter”
 of 5 bubbles mat5neilson, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“Double ensuite great value for money, but each end of corridor is next to a dorm”
 of 5 bubbles robyna76, Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
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