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    Taupo Urban Retreat

    65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent30%
    • Very good38%
    • Average18%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible6%
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    “beer pong” (11 reviews)
    “cheap drinks” (8 reviews)
    Public Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 174 reviews

    Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

    I stayed here on 2 separate occasions. The first time I stayed in a 6 bed dorm with ensuite & the ceiling leaked during a particularly rainy night soaking two girls beds & bags. Not exactly great for what you pay, however the staff were...More

    Thank Ayla111
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 6 April 2017

    Thank you for your kind review Ayla, we are so happy you enjoyed both your nights with us. We appreciate your understanding with the leak and that our staff dealt with the situation promptly and professionally. The chilli meal is a backpacker favourite and its...More

    Reviewed 31 March 2017

    Staying here was a true nightmare. A few beds (!) had bed bugs in them, including mine. I've had bites all over my body that lasted for over a week. Completely ruined the ending of my trip in NZ. Apart from the bed bugs: the...More

    Thank bvnbaar
    Response from Karry W, Owner at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 3 April 2017

    Thank you for highlighting that our staff were nice. Each day we come to work with the hope of making sure that our guests have the best possible experience of Taupo and our hostel that we can offer. We none of us bring bed bugs...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here to try and save a bit of money on our NZ trip. It was the first backpackers I have stayed at and it was totally fine. We had a room to ourselves for $80 a night which came with our own bathroom...More

    Thank MG900226
    Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

    Three of us paid for a 4 bed room to have some privacy. We locked our door, but despite this staff entered our room whilst we were out to search for & remove alcohol. They have a bar and don't allow BYO. Fair enough for...More

    Thank Marlis H
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 16 March 2017

    Thank you for your comments Marlis, I'm sorry you feel we invaded your privacy, this is not our intention. We have to comply with NZ Licensing laws and having a bar on-site we are allowed to perform evening room checks to ensure guests are complying...More

    Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

    The staff were friendly, the drinks were definitely great and the living space was tidy and cozy. The only down side was the bathroom space, and just how the toilet roll dispenser was broken; needs a little fixing up and it's good 😊More

    Thank Kandinani M
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 12 March 2017

    Thank you very much for your review, we are happy you enjoyed the bar area and the staff were helpful during your stay with us! We have noted the facilities comments and do hope you return for another stay here. Enjoy your travels in New...More

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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$ 31 - US$ 71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 21
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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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