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Taupo Urban Retreat

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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“chilli”(18 reviews)
“beer pong”(11 reviews)
“bar closes”(4 reviews)
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewschillibeer pongbar closescheapest barroom's windowgreat place to meet peoplemixed dormbed dorm roomwater pressure isdecent kitchenliving spacestayed here for nightsoutdoor areaclean roomskitchen facilitiescentre of townfree wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This hostel is pretty good really, room we're not a bad size and kitchen area pretty big with loads of fridge storage room. Staff were very helpful and quick. The hostel also has a bar and good deals on evening meals. There's also a few...More

Thank olliecross
Reviewed 1 week ago

The security is poor with door being unlocked when someone turns the handle, basically it was never locked and we had extras sleeping on the floor. There isn't a lounge so people congregate in the dorms and disturb others consistently, with big groups of loud...More

Thank SophieMaryRose
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights in that hostel, in 2 different rooms. The bathrooms and the kitchen are quite dirty. There is a lack of cutlery and crockery. Some of the rooms have no windows, all are noisy: the bar downstairs is open at night, and...More

Thank mariongarcia1032
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The hostel is well positioned in the town, with easy walking distance to the lake, cafes, shops and activities. Reception staff did their job efficiently but lacked a welcoming smile and pleasantries. Our room was very tight for space (no room for luggage) and lacked...More

Thank kiwispirit99
Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you found the location suitable to your needs. We apologise for the noise disturbances, our on-site bar is licensed until 11pm and after this time, we ask guests to leave for town. We also have a night...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

A beautiful place to stay in beautiful Taupo! Alternative, fresh, youthful and vibrant hostel. The decoration is lovely, the distance to the town center is short (Taupo is not so big anyway). The room was very nice and comfortable but a bit hot... The bathroom...More

Thank Na C
Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the facilities. Our rooms either have windows, fans or air con but it has been extremely hot lately! We do hope you enjoy the rest of your...More

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US$ 34 - US$ 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 34 - US$ 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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courtenaydd
23 December 2015|
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Response from Solarpowered_12 |
They have a small in-house bar which is really cheap, you cannot take your own drinks because of the NZ liquor license laws.
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Kitty2603
17 August 2014|
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Response from Katie T | Property representative |
Hi Kitty, Reception hours are from 8am - 9pm, however we also have a night porter who can let you into the hostel after reception is closed. All you need to do is let us know the date and time and then call the night porter... More
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