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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late in the day and had a run around to find a bed for the night. After turning down a few less than desirable units we were happy to find the Tiki. Clean, quiet, with comfortable beds. What more could we want.

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Thank austineats
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Seems like it's one of the only hostel in Taupo you can actually drink inside. Common areas are nice but little bit crowdy. Good beds. Not the cleanest showers/toilets but still okay. Location is good, you can easily walk to the restaurants, the lake or even the hot stream. Free wifi but doesn't work well all the time. Personnel at...

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Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice backpackers, a lot flasher than expected. Staff lovely and do what the can to make your stay more enjoyable. Private rooms really big and clean. :) nice big deck to socialise with your friends. Will be back for sure!

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Thank Annalise M
Dorset
Reviewed 11 January 2017

After arriving home from New Zealand I was greeted to an email stating that funds for two people on the night of the 31st December were coming from my account (the last of my funds) which were supposed to get me the bus home from the airport. Obviously they didn't care about this as their lack of professionalism means that...

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Thank Lord_Tomo
tikiboss, Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Tom, I do apologise for the inconvenience the charge caused you on your arrival home, this was not our intention and I hope it didn't cause you too much trouble. As stated in my email back to you (it was slightly delayed and I apologise but I was checking with all members of staff regarding this incident), you both did...

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I like the fact that it's ever so slightly out of town, but not too far that it takes a long walk to get there. The hostel itself is great, the rooms are neat, the kitchen facilities are good, toilets are decent. Its got free WiFi, which is not like many other Taupo hostels. If you're passing through or staying...

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Thank HaydenMeer
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Really good cheap hostel that is comfortable, has free Wi-Fi and breakfast and really lovely staff. I know people I met had similar experiences with other hostels in town, but they paid more. Highly recommend.

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Markfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed here for a few nights and were impressed with the facilities and rooms. It felt friendly, safe, clean and comfortable. Staff and the owner were helpful and the location was fairly central. There were lovely views from the lounge to the lake. We had a couple of hiccups with bike hire and the shower head but the owner...

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Thank tracyabs
tikiboss, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Apologies for the issues you experienced with bike hire and the shower, I am glad to hear these were fixed in a timely manner and to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you back if you pass through Taupo again. I...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel is just 15 minutes walking from the city center and I-site and it's absolutely quiet. You get the chance to know many people, because the atmosphere is very friendly and makes you feel like "home". Rooms are tidy and clean, bathrooms too! I loved it!

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Stanley, Falkland Islands
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely relaxed area and good staff, helped with things to do outside too. Good price for what you get but cleanliness could be improved. Social area for everyone to meet and cook etc is good and sociable

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A very good place to stay and you will have a wonderful rest, backpacke is quite, clean, and full serviced, you can also see Taupo lake on deck or dining room, beautiful view and friendly atmosphere, I was enjoyed of staying, hope you have the same experience.

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tikiboss, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for a fabulous review, I am thrilled to hear you had a awesome stay with us. The view from the balcony really can be something so I am glad you took the time to appreciate it :-). We would love to welcome you back if you pass through Taupo again. Enjoy your onward journey. Kim

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Autumn Special: FREE breakfast from 1st April-30th November 2017. If you are looking for an affordable, relaxed and friendly place to stay in Taupo with spectacular lake views, then Tiki Lodge is the backpacker lodge for you! We offer FREE unlimited Wifi and with one of the best locations in the city, you will definitely enjoy your stay at Tiki Lodge. Its prime location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the town centre for great shops, cafes, and restaurants. Plus, we're only a 2-minute walk to the shores of our famous Lake Taupo. Cook up a treat in our large well-equipped kitchen boasting 3 ovens and including free oil, spices, tea and coffee. Make new friends in our spacious chilled lounge and relax in our cosy T.V room with our large array of DVD's. We also offer free onsite undercover parking, high-pressure showers, storage lockers, comfortable beds and BBQ on the picturesque balcony. There is so much to do in this beautiful region and our friendly staff are here to help with all your booking needs. From the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to skydiving, bungy jumping, rafting trips, trout fishing and kayaking, there is something for everyone! We also have bikes for hire onsite for all the great trails in Taupo and surrounding areas. With our relaxed and friendly vibe, cosy feel and awesome staff, your stay with us will be a memorable one! We look forward to having you stay! Please note: Late check-ins (after 8.30pm) are by PRE arrangement only. No check-ins after 11pm. Please phone or email for details. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tiki Lodge

Address: 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 2,139 - ₹ 5,324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tiki Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“twin private room with shower”
藍月, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Few outlets so be mindful. Also wifi never really worked”
P1046WEninas, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the room next to the kitchen if you are early to bed.”
Mike Kampkes , 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillow if you have your own.”
Kiwicritic007, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The double room makes a good accommodation when travelling with children. I wasn't looking for anything fancy, but got a room that was practical for our needs. Well done Tiki lodge.”
Simply_elegant2014, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
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