We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Tiki Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Tiki Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Tiki Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 152: English reviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent hostel, it's literally everything you would need for a fair price. The laundry is affordable (it's 2 dollars for a wash and 2 dollars for a dry), it's close enough to hiking areas like Huka Falls (3 hour there and back voyage), and the rooms are clean. I like the lounge as there's a big TV with DVDs and...

Thank Hostelexperience2929
tikiboss, reception at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Tiki Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back if you pass through Taupo again. Enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand :-). Kim

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night and it was lovely and clean, very quiet, basic breakfast and free tea and coffee were a nice touch. Very helpful staff who were easy to talk to and helped me with a couple of trips and 2 minute walk to town :) would stay here again!

Thank char3389
Katie T, reception at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our free breakfast has definitely been a hit and will continue with it after such positive feedback from our valued guests. I am glad you took advantage of our free booking service and got to enjoy some of Taupo's activities. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ. Kim :-)

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Well it was pretty basic to what we had been staying in our trip but still good, we had the private room with 2 double beds that were comfy the doonas were nice and soft. Had a cupboard to hang your coats and shelves and we had a tv in our room also. The staff were really nice,friendly and helpful....

Thank kimmygirl99
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant stay at our backpackers. We have recently changed the doona's in the private rooms, so lovely to have some positive feedback on those :-). Our free breakfast certainly does help travelers out as its so difficult to carry these items. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Whakapapa, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night at Tiki lodge in Taupo. The nightly rate was only $23 and it was definitely a good deal. The beds were comfy, the kitchen and living areas were really big, and we had no problems finding room in the fridge to fit our beer in! Chelsea was at the front desk and she was very nice...

Thank Rae1331
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, I will pass on your comments to Chelsea :-). We look forward to welcoming you back if you are passing through Taupo again. Enjoy the rest of your trip around NZ.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with the lads. Average bunks rooms but very tidy, good price and accommodating staff. Kitchen is modern large n tidy. Another great night & later comfy bunks before our big Sunday of riding local trails..... Thanks Tiki Lodge, see u next time we down.....

Thank nznims
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a comfy stay with us for your boys get away weekend. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)

Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We booked there just because it was the cheapest hostel in Taupo. The receptionist was lovely and we were amazed by the free breakfast! The dorm, kitchen and bathrooms were super clean. And the showers must have the strongest water pressure of all New Zealand! Everything looks quite new and fresh, it's simply amazing, I definitly recomend this place.

Thank Elena A
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here a few nights while roadtripping around Taupo and Rotorua. Friendly people staying and working there. Free breakfast was nice. Free parking a plus! Convenient location. Would recommend others to go to the Tiki Lodge.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

When I looked and booked this place I didn't notice that it was a packers place. It's has all the amenities of a motel. Good service and friendly staff. Free parking and free wifi. It's good enough for a place just to sleep for the night and move on early the next day. I wasn't disappointed. Do not judge a...

Thank engboon
Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki. We are a nice chilled out backpackers and like everyone to relax as if its their own home. We are also very lucky to have great staff who build a good rapport with guests and our location is great by the town and lake. I hope...

Paris, France
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Good location. There is a balcony with a view on the lake. I stayed in a bed dorm and it was ok. They offer breakfast with tea, coffee, cereals, breads, fruits, milk and spreads. Good value for money!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Olivia D
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Olivia, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki Lodge and took advantage of our free breakfast. Enjoy the rest of New Zealand :-)

Rauma, Finland
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Guests were same spirited in a good way. I was a backpaker myself. Hostel is not far from the centrum or the cost, so it is good also. And pack n save is pretty near also. I liked also their balcanys.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank 293rose
Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, So glad you enjoyed your stay and found our location close to all amenities. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels around New Zealand and hope to see you here again :--) Thea

46 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (41)
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Room/Suite (7)
Bathroom (1)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (5)
Room/Suite (2)
Dining (1)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taupo hotels
2.5 km away
Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilton Lake Taupo
#7 of 71 in Taupo
1,886 reviews
2.1 km away
The Reef Resort
The Reef Resort
#3 of 71 in Taupo
472 reviews
0.2 km away
Taupo Urban Retreat
Taupo Urban Retreat
#15 of 34 in Taupo
176 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Haka Lodge
Haka Lodge
#3 of 34 in Taupo
259 reviews
0.6 km away
Finlay Jack's Backpackers
0.4 km away
Silver Fern Lodge
Silver Fern Lodge
#18 of 34 in Taupo
120 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spring Special: FREE breakfast until 30th November 2016. 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: ₹ 1,297 - ₹ 5,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tiki Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda, HostelWorld, Expedia, Booking.com and Hotels.com so you can book your Tiki Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tiki Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“twin private room with shower”
 of 5 bubbles 藍月, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Few outlets so be mindful. Also wifi never really worked”
 of 5 bubbles P1046WEninas, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the room next to the kitchen if you are early to bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike Kampkes , 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillow if you have your own.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Simply_elegant2014, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
5 of 5