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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are amazing, vibe is amazing, kitchen is huge, bar is welcoming and good vibe, right in the centre of town, free parking, rooms were awesome. Absolutely no complaints. Girlfriend and I loved our 3 nights here.

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Thank Raphael B
Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Hey Raphael! Thank you for your lovely review, we really enjoyed having you and Malaika stay with us. All the best for the rest of your travels, hopefully see you here again another time! Kind regards, Sarah Hostel/Bar Manager More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

If you're after diversity in your overnight stay, then look no further. Urban Retreat is a charming little establishment, situated in the heart of Taupo. This spacious and relaxed backpackers really grasps the concept of flow within its facilities and creates a welcoming environment. It has a neat open kitchen and seating area, that flow from reception, and a tidy... More 

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Awesome weekend here. Big kitchen, lovely clean rooms, helpful and nice staff. Bar is very very cheap and lots of fun communal area. Good location right in the middle of town. Very reasonably priced. Also do 5$ chili con carne for dinner too. Would stay again!

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Katie T, Manager at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it's always lovely to read such nice feedback, thank you! I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels, maybe we will see you again in the future. All the best :-) More 

Ålesund, Norge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I was on a travel with a tour bus and we stopped here for one night. The place is nice if you are on a budget. It has a bar and a small kitchen. The fasade is really cool and looks like a jungle hut. It was a bit chilly in July, both in the dorm and in the bar.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were in a 6 bed dorm and the room was very dry and dusty. I'm pretty sure it's the reason I'm sick right now, even after taking a nap the first day I woke up with a very dry itchy throat I didn't have that morning. The room was decently clean but there were dirty mugs that people had... More 

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Thank kmerke
Katie T, Receptionist at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear you became unwell during your stay. Housekeeping is carried out every morning after check out, where rooms are cleaned and prepared for the arrival of guests, this includes dusting and emptying of bins. Unfortunately, it is beyond our control if other guests decide to dye... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I booked a twin room with private toilet. The room was clean and tidy but it was a bit too small. The facility was okay, the toilet was clean. Nice and helpful staffs. Reasonable and affordable price.

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Katie T, Receptionist at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay. I will pass on your comments to the staff. Enjoy the rest of your trip :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A fine and proper backpacker accomodation! All the facilities needed - Clean rooms with safe lockers - Moderate fast WiFi - Nice and helpful staff - Good location - You will definitely get what you pay for.

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Katie T, Reception at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Its so lovely to receive such positive feedback. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip around NZ. :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm with an ensuite. The room was dark, smelt of damp and not hugely spacious. Positives first: the staff are friendly and very helpful. I think they must have the same complaints from staff all the time - it would be great if management could resolve the issues once and for all. Also, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We stayed in the 16 bed dorm, which was really spacious, full of natural light and very comfortable. Great value for money, really friendly and helpful staff, very good location, cheap drinks/food deals ($5 chili from what I remember) and a great communal area that was perfect for a large group of us to drink/play games in. Free wi-fi too.... More 

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1 Thank JakeSchogger
Katie T, Receptionist at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. Our 16 bed dorm is a favorite among many due to the spaciousness and natural light that floods the room during the day. We are pleased you had a great stay with us and took advantage of our cheap on site bar and facilities. Enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed just one night in a 4 dorm bed. Not much space in there, but the beds were good and it was clean. Staff was nice and helpfull. Free, decent, wifi everywhere and 3 computers free to use. Kitchen had everything but it was a little small. Summed up: doesn't get better for that price

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Thank Rebecca B
Katie T, Receptionist at Taupo Urban Retreat, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We hope you made use of the under bed storage lockers so that the floor space was not used by belongings. Our new free wifi and internet connections are superb, so glad to hear you took advantage of these. Enjoy the rest of your trip :-) More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Taupo Urban Retreat

Address: 65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $33 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Taupo Urban Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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