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    Taupo Urban Retreat

    65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent30%
    • Very good38%
    • Average18%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible6%
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    “beer pong” (11 reviews)
    “cheap drinks” (8 reviews)
    Public Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 174 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed here for a few nights on the way down To the south and once again on the way back up. The kitchen space is good and they have their own bar which offer a nightly $5 meal of chilli, rice & nachos which...More

    Thank 2016JuliaM
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded yesterday

    Thank you for your kind review Julia, we are happy you enjoyed your first stay enough to come back and join us again! Our chilli meal is super popular with the backpackers and with all that rain last week, we're glad you got comfy in...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent facilities , and comfortable beds. Communal area is spacious and the on-site bar is super cheap! The free wifi is fast and is much appreciated. Would recommend.More

    Thank J3971CCdavidw
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you appreciated the facilities and the comfy beds! Cheap drinks and free unlimited wifi are a must for backpackers so we are happy you enjoyed these at the hostel. Hope to see you again in Taupo,...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Urban Retreat was the most fun I have had on my 5 week trip around NZ North Island. The bartender was cheerful and kept the conversations going and made the "party" live, fun and cheerful. The Lodge was comfortable, clean and warm. My room was...More

    Thank LoneTraveller61
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself at our hostel. We love the traveller buzz and atmosphere, having the on-site bar is a big plus for travellers wanting to make friends and enjoy themselves. We hope to...More

    Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

    One of the best hostels Ive stayed in over the last 2 and half years of travelling. The staff are lovely and helpful, The showers are amazing, the entire place is clean, the wifi's free and the beers are cheap! Result.

    Thank Jack A
    Response from Solarpowered_12, Owner at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded May 17, 2017

    Thanks so much your positive feedback it is really appreciated. It's the small things like that and really good showers, free WiFi and cheap beer to brighten these wintery days :-) Happy travels and hopefully you have a chance to visit Taupo again!

    Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

    Great place to stumble on if your flying solo. Easy going, wonderful staff and a nice social bar to kick back in for a few beers and some laughs. Rooms are very comfortable and the place has all you need. Loads of adventures to be...More

    Thank Simon S
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded May 17, 2017

    Thank you for the great review Simon, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Taupo. Always good to hear guests having a sweet time with us! Have fun on the rest of your travels. Chelsea, Manager.

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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • $31 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 21
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    courtenaydd
    December 23, 2015|
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    Response from Solarpowered_12 |
    They have a small in-house bar which is really cheap, you cannot take your own drinks because of the NZ liquor license laws.
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    Kitty2603
    August 17, 2014|
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    Response from Katie T | Property representative |
    Hi Kitty, Reception hours are from 8am - 9pm, however we also have a night porter who can let you into the hostel after reception is closed. All you need to do is let us know the date and time and then call the night porter... More
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