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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night and it was lovely and clean, very quiet, basic breakfast and free tea and coffee were a nice touch. Very helpful staff who were easy to talk to and helped me with a couple of trips and 2 minute walk to town :) would stay here again!

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Thank char3389
Katie T, reception at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our free breakfast has definitely been a hit and will continue with it after such positive feedback from our valued guests. I am glad you took advantage of our free booking service and got to enjoy some of Taupo's activities. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ. Kim :-) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Well it was pretty basic to what we had been staying in our trip but still good, we had the private room with 2 double beds that were comfy the doonas were nice and soft. Had a cupboard to hang your coats and shelves and we had a tv in our room also. The staff were really nice,friendly and helpful.... More 

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Thank kimmygirl99
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant stay at our backpackers. We have recently changed the doona's in the private rooms, so lovely to have some positive feedback on those :-). Our free breakfast certainly does help travelers out as its so difficult to carry these items. Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

Whakapapa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night at Tiki lodge in Taupo. The nightly rate was only $23 and it was definitely a good deal. The beds were comfy, the kitchen and living areas were really big, and we had no problems finding room in the fridge to fit our beer in! Chelsea was at the front desk and she was very nice... More 

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Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, I will pass on your comments to Chelsea :-). We look forward to welcoming you back if you are passing through Taupo again. Enjoy the rest of your trip around NZ. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with the lads. Average bunks rooms but very tidy, good price and accommodating staff. Kitchen is modern large n tidy. Another great night & later comfy bunks before our big Sunday of riding local trails..... Thanks Tiki Lodge, see u next time we down.....

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Thank nznims
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a comfy stay with us for your boys get away weekend. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We booked there just because it was the cheapest hostel in Taupo. The receptionist was lovely and we were amazed by the free breakfast! The dorm, kitchen and bathrooms were super clean. And the showers must have the strongest water pressure of all New Zealand! Everything looks quite new and fresh, it's simply amazing, I definitly recomend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here a few nights while roadtripping around Taupo and Rotorua. Friendly people staying and working there. Free breakfast was nice. Free parking a plus! Convenient location. Would recommend others to go to the Tiki Lodge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

When I looked and booked this place I didn't notice that it was a packers place. It's has all the amenities of a motel. Good service and friendly staff. Free parking and free wifi. It's good enough for a place just to sleep for the night and move on early the next day. I wasn't disappointed. Do not judge a... More 

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Thank engboon
Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki. We are a nice chilled out backpackers and like everyone to relax as if its their own home. We are also very lucky to have great staff who build a good rapport with guests and our location is great by the town and lake. I hope... More 

Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Good location. There is a balcony with a view on the lake. I stayed in a bed dorm and it was ok. They offer breakfast with tea, coffee, cereals, breads, fruits, milk and spreads. Good value for money!

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Thank Olivia D
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Olivia, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki Lodge and took advantage of our free breakfast. Enjoy the rest of New Zealand :-) More 

Rauma, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Guests were same spirited in a good way. I was a backpaker myself. Hostel is not far from the centrum or the cost, so it is good also. And pack n save is pretty near also. I liked also their balcanys.

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Thank 293rose
Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, So glad you enjoyed your stay and found our location close to all amenities. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels around New Zealand and hope to see you here again :--) Thea More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location; easy walking distance to the CBD but far enough away to avoid the noise. Friendly staff and nice shared kitchen and balcony. My room was a private twin bed with en-suite. The duvets on both beds were clean but were stained in spots. There was no reading lamp which was annoying as I... More 

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Oskar, Thank you for your review and I have forwarded your comments to the owner. This winter during the quiet season we are planning to re decorate the rooms and replace the linen as they are a little dated. I agree a reading lamp would be very useful in the private rooms by the bed to save you having... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winter special: FREE Wi-Fi and FREE breakfast until 30th September 2016. If you are looking for an affordable, relaxed and friendly place to stay in Taupo with spectacular lake views, then Tiki Lodge is the backpacker lodge for you! Enjoy our free breakfast including toast, cereal, spreads, tea and coffee. With one of the best locations in the city, in a clean and safe place, you will definitely enjoy your stay at Tiki Lodge. Its prime location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the town centre for great shops, cafes, and restaurants. Plus, we're only a 2-minute walk to the shores of our famous Lake Taupo. Cook up a treat in our large well-equipped kitchen boasting 3 ovens and including free oil, spices, tea and coffee. Make new friends in our spacious chilled lounge and relax in our cosy T.V room with our large array of DVD's. We also offer free onsite undercover parking, high-pressure showers, storage lockers, comfortable beds, BBQ on the balcony and a spa pool on the back deck. There is so much to do in this beautiful region and our friendly staff are here to help with all your booking needs. From the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to skydiving, bungy jumping, rafting trips, trout fishing and kayaking, there is something for everyone! We also have bikes for hire onsite for all the great trails in Taupo and surrounding areas. With our relaxed and friendly vibe, cosy feel and awesome staff, your stay with us will be a memorable one! We look forward to having you stay! Please note: Late check-ins (after 8.30pm) are by PRE arrangement only. No check-ins after 11pm. Please phone or email for details. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tiki Lodge

Address: 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $34 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tiki Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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