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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Literally my favourite hostel in NZ, the staff are amazing, awesome cleaners and of course jess the resident dog. Comfy, relaxed and well situated literally just top notch. I couldn't recommend it enough! Well priced lots of space and just the nicest vibe!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent hostel. Had 1 night here, was super comfortable, beds were nicely made up and bathrooms were a great size and lovely and clean. Friendly staff and cool facilities. Also a great location, easy walk to town and the lake. Would definitely recommend!

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TeamRainbow, General Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Katie! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a glowing review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope you send lots more nice people our way :) Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely homey atmosphere, fantastic location, free wifi and parking, nice tidy rooms, well-equipped and large kitchen. The owner Ross is so pleasant and helpful. Best place we've stayed in so far, we didn't want to leave!

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay at this hostel was okay, nice room, big kitchen. Good location, distance walk to the lake, friendly staff - helped me with some of my activity changes due to bad weather. Unfortunately, they didn't have free wi-fi. I would stay here again.

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TeamRainbow, Owner at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There, thank you for your comments I'm glad our staff were able to help you with your activities the weather can be very unpredictable at times :-) our Wifi is free as advertised so not sure why you thought it wasnt Safe Travels Ross

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Clean bedrooms, bathrooms and showers. Kitchen was often clean, but it is quite poorly equipped. Free wifi which didnt always work properly. Lovely free sauna in the hostel. About 5-15min walk to grocery stores and city centre.

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TeamRainbow, Owner at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for your feedback and glad you found the hostel clean and tidy we dop pride ourselves on this as for the other points you addressed yes our WIFI is being reviewed we have unlimited access and according to our supplier the usage has been throught the roof for business of our size, some are taking full advantage...

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

i really loved the room i was in. room was very comfortable, nice beds and all the thing provided. hotel is in a very good location not very far from the lake. overall, my stay at rainbow lodge was very good and comfortable . i would recommend this to everyone. receptionist was very kind. cheers

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Hostel is in a good location in taupo, walking distance to the lake. On the lake are tons of motels though, for who wants the full lake experience. Stayed in a private ensuite. Was ok, nothing to fancy but good price-quality. WiFi was poor! It's free but most of the time just not working. Communal kitchen was ok, but old...

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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great hosts, who even let you take their dog for a walk (Jessie is super well trained and a pleasure to walk with). Great open space kitchen, where lots of people can cook at the same time, many fridges and freezers with tons of space. Double rooms have ensuite bathroom. There is sufficient parking space for your car. Close to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The receptionist staff were really nice and helped us with booking a tour. Our private room/en-suite was nice and the shared kitchen area was also clean and welcoming. The location was about a 5 - 10 minute walk to the main shops. Would definitely stay again if we went back.

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New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Even though my friends and I didn't stay for long, 1 night, we were warmly welcomed and the staff took their time for us. The room and kitchen were clean and we felt really comfortable. The staff also helped us organize our trip the day after we stayed there, giving us recommendations even for locations more far away that were...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Rainbow Lodge

Address: 99 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 2,333 - ₹ 3,160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Toasty warm in Winter”
 of 5 bubbles mat5neilson, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Double ensuite great value for money, but each end of corridor is next to a dorm”
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 of 5 bubbles R6232XJalexm, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We had ground floor room, but it was actually very quiet, never heard people above us!”
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“Rooms 5 and 6 both offer a great view of Mt Ruapehu, etc. It is really spectacular on a clear day when the mountains are covered in snow.”
 of 5 bubbles Bill_The_Geek, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
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