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Heidelberg, Germany
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266 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank Pixxidix
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank trelawnyhand
New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Lunalacrima
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel has the cleanest kitchen I have ever used. The private rooms were great. Huge kitchen and tables to sit at we had a great 3 nights. Within walking distance of the falls and hot stream. Towels and WiFi available. All in all great stay and great hostel

Thank scotlandsteph
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a private room for 5nights and overall can't complain! Friendly staff who were all pleasant and helpful but the hostel its self was extremely worn down! Bedding really requires renewing as pillows were yellow same as the duvet and flat as anything! Room it's self is fine for what you pay but small and felt cramped with no where... More 

Thank ryan w
Greater Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay in the double room with private bathroom. Room was a nice size and modern, more similar to a motel than a backpackers. Service and Facilities were fantastic! Free Coffee was so good and free lift to the Intercity bus. Location is walking distance to nature and shops.

Thank NimbleNeil
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

After some bigger stole my car. I needed accomodation in Taupo. At short notice and despite being nearly full. Kat's smile and helpful manner made a stressful situation somewhat plesent. Room 3 was a touch of luxury and to have a sauna was bliss. Thanks so much Ross and Kat Regards Mathew Neilson

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

Hi Matt, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're glad to have helped you in your hour of need :) More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying here. It is the perfect place for backpackers! The staff were friendly and welcoming. The bed was comfortable and the heating was pretty good. When we asked for more blankets, it was no problem. The kitchen facilities were good and there was a common area to chill in, with an array of things to keep you... More 

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

Thank you so much for leaving this great review! We do like to keep our backpackers happy and entertained so there is plenty on offer - as you say, especially on rainy days! We're glad you made the most of your time here and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! More 

Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome time at this place yesterday. Loved the welcoming dogs! Beautiful place and close to everything. Our room was really nice and warm after we got back from dinner. Would definitely come back again.

Thank Buzzer2015
Macau, China
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5 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The best hostel we stayed in on our travels of New Zealand. Large, comfortable rooms and common areas. Very clean. Large well equip kitchen. 24 sauna is a major bonus. Good location. Easily within walking distance to bars, restaurants, grocery stores and activities. Quality bike rentals. Incredible staff. So welcoming and knowledgable and gave great recommendations. The most important member... More 

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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: ₹ 2,374 - ₹ 3,342 (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”
 of 5 bubbles robyna76, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check and double check your booking with them”
 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!”
 of 5 bubbles Sarah12co, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“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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