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Overview
8 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
2 Star accommodation
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Description
Our hostel is in an iconic building slap bang in the best position in Taupo. We are one block back to from the Lake with elevated views thanks to our enormous sundeck. We are 2mins walk to the I-site and bus More station and an easy stroll to all the best entertainment Taupo has to offer. Our activities desk will book all your trips at our special discounted rate. Grab a dorm bed or a private room, kick back grab a sundowner and head out to the deck. The BBQ is ready to rock and summer is on the way! Rates start from $18 - BoB's is where it is at this summer in Taupo. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
32
Price range
US$28 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Go Global Central Backpackers
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friendly atmosphere with attentive staff this hostel is situated above a restaurant and bar, despite the name beds over bars, the room I had was far enough away from the noise to not require the complimentary ear plugs offered. Good free wifi and a clean...More

Thank John D
Response from Steve G, General Manager at BoBs HostelResponded yesterday

Thanks very much - glad you had a good stay.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid $50 for a private double room with small ensuite. Simple and somewhat dated, but certainly adequate, appropriately priced. Above a bar, but no problem with noise at all. (It was a Tuesday night though). Clean towels on the bed, strong wi-fi. Plenty of...More

Thank KreigL2
Response from Steve G, General Manager at BoBs HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much - Welcome anytime!

Reviewed 14 July 2018

Good location near the i-Site Visitor Information Center in the center of Taupo, close to plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, ATMs, and a block from Lake Taupo. I stayed in a private room w/ private bath, but the room was a bit old & dirty,...More

Thank Iris E
Response from Steve G, General Manager at BoBs HostelResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for the the review, upgrades are under way and hopefully the great value reflects that. Glad you enjoyed the convenience to all amenities.

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The hostel is okay. The kitchen is nice and the bathroom is fine. So I’m pretty satisfied. Only the music was a lot louder than I thought. I knew the hostel was above a bar but I thought earplugs in and than it’s okay. But...More

Thank Rian6
Response from Steve G, General Manager at BoBs HostelResponded 7 May 2018

Very sorry about that, we try our best the mitigate the issue, thanks for your review though.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Loud, dirty, cold and tired - unfortunately this is how I’d describe Bob’s hostel, and I really wouldn’t recommend it. I fully understand that the hostel is above a bar, but there could be a lot more done to reduce noise; e.g. double glazed windows...More

3  Thank Peter B
Response from Steve G, General Manager at BoBs HostelResponded 16 April 2018

Sorry you had an unfortunate experience, new carpet is indeed on its way, as are further upgrades.

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"Never stay this place"
uniceshellamaem
26 Dec 2017
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"another place"
backpackingirls
25 Nov 2017
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"Go for a double room rather than a single, as the staff told me that it was in the quieter section of the..."
MartinB8846
3 Oct 2017
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