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Taupo Urban Retreat

65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#18 of 46 Speciality lodging in Taupo
Welcome to Taupo Urban Retreat! Free WIFI, comfy beds and hot, high-pressure showers. we are just a couple of streets away from the busiest bars and restaurants and the shores of the stunning Great Lake Taupo - yet far enough away to get a good night’s sleep. We are only minutes away from the bus stop and supermarkets, and there is plenty of free off-street parking available. Help yourself to our free tea and coffee too, mingle in our in-house guest bar, soak up some rays in our sunny garden courtyard, or snuggle up with a good book in your dorm room. Our friendly staff can help you book your activities including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Skydiving, Bungy jumping, Jet boats or Rafting. Whether you’re looking to spend or save we can help you fill your day! Still have energy to burn? We have bikes for hire at reception so your adventure begins at our front door.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Paid wifi
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Amethyst wrote a review Jun 2021
Hastings, New Zealand4 contributions
My partner received a telephone call to confirm booking. Upon arrival we forgot to read our email about instructions to key code for door & placement of key. The owners are down to earth & very friendly. Accomodation met our needs & is affordable clean, tidy & orderly. The premises is located in town close to everything. We were very pleased with our short stay & we will be definitely recommending & booking again :)
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rosalind D wrote a review Mar 2021
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Brilliant hostel: stylee / textural: super clean. Bunk bed with lake view, albeit over Parisian rooftops! Urban meets wilderness. Super service too. Very well designed: feature timber floor: shall def return.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Jane J wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I would recommend Urban Retreat. A little gem in the centre of town but in a quiet spot with a lovely garden. Close to i site and bus stops All the usual amenities you would expect from a well managed backpackers. Areas to mingle or Relax in the TV lounge Good choice of rooms at reasonable prices & very friendly LOTS to see and explore in Taupo . I am staying a while !
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Date of stay: October 2020
Moji wrote a review Jul 2020
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Twin private room upstair with very nice mountain view. Kitchen is well equipped, with freezer :) Wifi is only accessible in the bar/ kitchen area. Plenty of shared toilets and bathrooms and they are clean.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Foak wrote a review Jul 2020
Yorkshire5 contributions1 helpful vote
The showers on the upstairs corridor were genuinely the best I've had in NZ - one even has beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Apart from the wonderful heat and water pressure of the showers, the hostel is lovely. In such a great location only a street away from everything in town and the lake, with free and easy parking. The bedrooms are clean, bunks sturdy and there are loads of little chillout areas to make yourself at home. A really nice, convenient place to stay and go exploring.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$30 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taupo Urban Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Taupo Urban Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (0.3 km), Lake Taupo (0.3 km), and Taupo Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Taupo Urban Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Taupo Urban Retreat?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Taupo Urban Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taupo Urban Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Is Taupo Urban Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Taupo.