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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Brett and his wife were more than welcoming and hospitable throughout our stay. He picked us up from the bus stop and even gave us several lifts throughout the week. The hostel is spacious, clean and I'm sure when its summer a very buzzy place to be. It has a pool, BBQ area, bar, 2 pool tables, darts board and... More 

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments Ben. Glad you enjoyed your time here in Taupo. Hope you enjoy your travels around NZ. More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Me and my best friend Kelly could unfortunately only stay here one night but the overall experience and hospitality was second to none. Brett the owner is absolutely magnificent, he was so accommodating and helpful, picked us up from town, and we had a lovely time getting to know him. The bedroom was warm, the beds were really comfy, the... More 

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Florry. Glad you had a great stay and hope we can see you again in the future. Wish you safe travels. More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

A lovely quiet and relaxed hostel. We stopped here after three weeks on the road, living out of a car and it was a very welcome break. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, I left my glasses behind and Brett kindly posted them back to me.

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Jessie. Glad you had a good time here in Taupo. Its no problem sending guests back things they have left - we even sent some personalized towels back to Australia for a couple who left them here. Enjoy your travel and be safe More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Berkenhoff Lodge is situated in a quiet location with great facilities. The room we stayed in was clean and an excellent size. The owners are so friendly and even come with a friendly puddy tat - Tarzan. If you want somewhere nice and relaxing to stay - stay at Berkenhoff Lodge where Brett and Penny will make you feel at... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights awesome place close to everything staff were fabulous very friendly swimming pool was a bonus as was the bar was good reading all the comments on the walls from other travelers from around the world would highly recommend and we will defently be back

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The room was very small & other rooms had many people sleeping in them. We left because was not comfortable environment to sleep in. Location of the lodge was out of the way for our concert venue and we found it a bit difficult to locate.

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Toni....how can you write a review when you didnt even stay at the lodge.....thats a bit fake....I hope you dont do that with other places. To answer your questions -- it was concert and powerboat weekend and all of Taupo was full........we are a backpacker lodge and the rooms are adequate for backpackers with ensuites in ALL rooms. If... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at Berkenhoff with a group of friends for the weekend. Brett was extremely helpful and accommodating and we loved every minute of our trip. Very comfortable beds, good rooms and facilities. Will definitely stay again if in the area, thank you!

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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay in. The owner is very nice, really helps with everything and gives a personal treatment to any guest. The kitchen is clean and has everything you may need. Free and comfortable parking. We really loved the time we spent there. Very reccomended!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

We were a youth group of 18 from Wellington with our minister and wife travelling up to Taupo for a couple of days. We were looking for cheap and affordable accommodation that was central to all our activities that we wanted to do. I can say that the kids loved it! Ages ranged from 15-18 with a few adults. We... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Would not recommend as a place to stay. We experienced a dirty kitchen, would not have touched the tea towels! The beds were very uncomfortable, the toilet cistern seemed to take all night to fill up hence the constant sound of running water. There were some insects or other all over the door to the bathroom. The bath mat was... More 

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry for your bad experience, it has been extremely busy lately. All guest are expected to clean up the kitchen after themselves - but not all do. We dont offer a daily cleaning service....that would be the Hilton you thinking about.. More 

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Address: 75 Scannell Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 2,247 - ₹ 3,566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any room would be great I guess”
 of 5 bubbles floa532, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I would avoid this place altogether; I'm sure there are better places to be found and a little closer to town.”
 of 5 bubbles aichadeviAmsterdam, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“En- suite rooms good value”
 of 5 bubbles adrianc219, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The double rooms provide en-suite shower, washbasin & toilet. Good value.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve504128, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We were in an upstairs room, down a long corridor. This was great for getting a quiet night's sleep and we had a nice view, but it would be difficult if you had a lot of luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles 393emig, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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