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4.0 / 5Good
88 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Gym


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Taupo Museum and Art Gallery
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    10 min walk
  • Airport
    Taupo (TUO)
    9 min drive

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0508 053 286

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    About this area


    In the city center, Taupo Urban Retreat is in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Taupo Bungy and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 5 min walk
    • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 7 min walk
    • Barbary - 10 min walk
    • Crazy Catz Adventure Park - 13 min walk
    • Taupo Bungy - 3 min drive

    Getting around

    • Taupo (TUO) - 9 min drive

    About this property

    Taupo Urban Retreat

    Along with a fitness center, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance. All 21 rooms offer free WiFi.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and transportation

    Free self parking

    Food and drink

    1 bar
    Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    Bicycle rentals
    Billiards/pool table
    Fitness center

    Family friendly

    Laundry facilities


    Free newspapers in lobby
    Vending machine

    Guest services

    Daily housekeeping
    Front desk (limited hours)
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Tour/ticket assistance


    BBQ grill(s)
    Picnic area


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Wheelchair-accessible parking


    Smoke-free property
    TV in lobby

    Room amenities

    Food and drink

    Shared kitchen
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Room was basic which is all we needed but there was a sound from what seemed like a dryer going the whole night, we didn't get much sleep, we gave up trying by 6am. We had even turned off the air conditioning due to a different noise it made when the air-con was on, so we almost cooked ourselves, I had requested feedback from the hostel, still not heard anything after four days regarding the noise.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020


    • Disliked: Cleanliness

    Wouldn't stay again

    Stayed in a few hostels in New Zealand and this just didn't have the same vibe as other places. Other guests didn't seem to be considerate to others by slamming doors constantly, even at 3/4am in the morning. The room itself was clean to look at but there were signs it needed more than a once over.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very good. Was a last minute change of plans that was good

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

    4/5 Good

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

      I immediately liked this place on approach from the street. I was greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. I just loved the layout of the place, the way you stepped down into the common area. It was just a nices laid back, friendly vibe. The kitchen was nicely set up, the common area inviting. Thenrooms were very reasonable which allowed me to have my iwn room and bath. There was also small bar where I purchased a very nice NZ white wine at low cost.

      Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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