Bunks are nice, decent amount of space in the rooms, kitchen is a great size and clean with the staff coming in regularly to keep on top of the cleaning, really nice patio area outside, separate building with TV lounge and they even have a sauna.
Run by people who used to be backpackers so they seem pretty on the ball. Good location, they are telling the truth when they say it's a 10 minute walk to the town centre.
They give great advice and you can hire bikes from them.
A little tired in places but overall was a good place to stay.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Hotel Taupo