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Berkenhoff Lodge
Ranked #17 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Skelmorlie, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“This place is fab.....”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed for a few nights.
we arrived a bit later in the evening but were informed before we arrived, that the kitchen closes about 10pm and reopens at 7am. We arrived just before 10pm and the young man that was cleaning the kitchen was lovely and let us make something to eat anyway, even though it held him back.So helpful.
Julie (hostel manager) is so friendly and helpful. Always willing to help with any bookings and info if needed and she offers free transfers to/from town which is handy with heavy bags in the heat.
Rooms are clean, fresh and bright and en suite, and we loved the pool, bar and bbq as the staff were friendly and chatty.
We had a great stay. The only down side was there were some very rude French guests staying for a night or 2 but that can't be helped. :-)
Will deffo be back, thanks guys xxx

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ronce-les-Bains, France
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Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 11pm,the kitchen was closed and there was noone in the hostel
In the morning the receptionist/owner came to the room to wake us up at 9.40.
The check out was at 9.30 but when there is noone in the hostel I thought they can wait half an hour before to wake us up.
No atmosphere, not friendly, definetly won't go again
Sometime it's better to pay a couple $ more and be in a good place.
In this place there is signs everywhere, felt like were not allowed to do anything.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Naknek, Alaska, United States
1 review
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great family friendly atmosphere with a quaint bar downstairs. My daughter and I who was 6 at the time were camping around New Zealand and once a week we would go to an actual backpackers/youth hostel/hotel to shower and meet other people. We had our own room and our own bathroom. The people that run it were great! Highly recommend it. Everett from Alaska

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The building is a bit old and so are the things in the rooms, but for the price you're paying you don't expect a 5 star experience, and it is certainly clean and functional. There is also free parking out the back which was good. We visited in winter so there weren't many people around, and no barbecues etc because it's too cold. We didn't really talk to the staff except after we checked out we realised we left some things in the fridge, they were friendly about it and let us back in to retrieve them. Next time if we go in winter we might stay somewhere like a YHA where there are more people around.
There was a cat which hung around the main areas but it couldn't go into the rooms. My partner is allergic to cats and he didn't have any problems.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuching
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stayed for 3 days in Taupo at the Berkenhof Lodge. The stuff is very friendly and helpful, we felt very comfortable. Great kitchen and dinning room, very clean rooms and and and..... Thanks a lot...... (Unique place)

  • Stayed November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

I've stayed in a lot of hostels and have never stayed in a more family feeling and friendly hostel than this ! the large dining room and kitchen is amazing for eating with friends, the transport pick up really helps and the staff are so helpful.
Their in house bar is brilliant for a quiet few beers before heading out, and their food menu of classic Kiwi burgers is perfect !
amazing pool and spa and best of all its clean !
The owners are very involved in the cleaning of the place which means its kept in immaculate condition !
definitely worth a stay !!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great place to stay.the staff were very helpfull in many ways.they booked all my activities with no extra charge! Enjoyed a nice drink in the bar and the best burgers.very clean nice big kitchen and a nice quiet hostel just a short walk to town.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Berkenhoff Lodge
Address: 75 Scannell Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
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Ranked #17 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Number of rooms: 12
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