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Taupo Urban Retreat

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Welcome to Taupo Urban Retreat - your home away from home! Free unlimited WIFI and computers, comfy beds and hot, high-pressure showers are a given here. With arguably the best location in Taupo 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. Not to mention we are only minutes away from the bus stop and supermarkets, and there is plenty of free off-street parking available. At Urban we have a sociable yet chilled atmosphere, making it super easy to meet people. Enjoy our delicious chilli every night for only $5, or for $3 more get a cold beer or wine to wash it down. You can cook up a storm in our well-equipped kitchen with free oil and spices included. Help yourself to our free tea and coffee too! Mingle in our in-house guest bar with new friends, soak up some rays in our sunny garden courtyard, or snuggle up with a good book in your quiet dorm room if you’re all talked out. Keen for movie night? Hunker down in our cosy TV lounge and choose from our vast array of movie titles, we even have free popcorn! We’d love to help you make the most out of your stay in our beautiful region. Our friendly staff can help you book your activities including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Skydiving, Bungy jumping, Jet boats or Rafting trips to name a few. We’ve been operating in Taupo for over ten years so we know all of the local hidden gems and the best travel tips. Whether you’re looking to spend or save we can help you fill your day! Still have energy to burn? We even have bikes for hire at reception so your adventure begins at our front door. If you are moving on, our awesome team can help you book your onwards travel – be warned you may find you never want to leave Taupo!
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I stayed for 3 nights and felt really good there. The kitchen is very clean all the time. And the stuff is one of the friendliest i met in hostels, the place has really nice vibes. And the terrace outside is pretty cool as well :)
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my friend and i stayed in this hostel for two nights. both of us were very happy with a location but the room we've got felt like a cave.it was room to accommodate 6 people but it had no windows,A/C kept turning off and bathroom door lock was broken. the window part was the most
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I stayed in a private room which was very clean tidy and very comfortable with a good shower. The hostel is relatively small which makes it feel more friendly than some I have stayed in. Kitchen, dinning room and bar all in one room. Good selection of games (although the
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Response from Solarpowered_12, Owner at Taupo Urban Retreat
Responded 4 Dec 2018
Thank you your positive comments and review, we really appreciate it. We will have another sort through the playing cards for the next guests.
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Stayed here for four nights and it was brilliant! The room was very comfortable, the kitchen was big and clean and the courtyard was a really nice place to relaxed. The whole atmosphere was chilled and the staff were wonderfully friendly. This is a great place to stay for the
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Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Front Office Manager at Taupo Urban Retreat
Responded 29 Aug 2018
Thanks for your comments, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and all Taupo and Tongariro National Park have to offer. Enjoy the rest of your travels :-)
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My partner and I stayed for a week when we had our holiday in Taupo. We had a lovely stay. The staff consistently clean the facility. The place feels like homey. Their "beef chili con carne" tastes sooooo good! Try the drinks too! Special thanks to Carrie, Dale and Rob for their
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Response from Solarpowered_12, Owner at Taupo Urban Retreat
Responded 20 Jul 2018
Thank you so much, it was great to have you both stay and take time to enjoy Taupo and all it has to offer. We really appreciate your comments and acknowledging the great job our staff do to make Taupo Urban Retreat what it is. Enjoy the rest of your travels :-)
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Hi Lance, A return bus fare from Taupo to the Wairakei Terraces on the Taupo Connector Service will cost you $3. Hope this helps! Taupo Urban Retreat
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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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I arrive at 1am - will I be able to get into the hostel?
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 once you are outside the hostel so they can greet you and check you in. Thanks, Sarah
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Hi Hakim, The cost for a return shuttle to the Tongariro Crossing in $65. You can book a ticket at reception when you arrive if the Crossing is going ahead. Many thanks, Chelsea
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"Bar with cheapest beer in town!"
"avoid completely"
"Very nice, especially for backpackers"
"Private view rooms worth the price"
"Make sure your bunk has a ladder..."
US$34 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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