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    Taupo Urban Retreat

    65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    • Excellent30%
    • Very good38%
    • Average19%
    • Poor8%
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 182 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    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 2 days 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 4 weeks ago

    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 1 week ago

    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

    Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

    We arrived at Taupo Urban Retreat but our plans changed first second. The staff was unbelievably friendly and flexible, refunded us all following nights and even helped to organize our travels. Still stayed for half of the first night and really likes the rooms plus...More

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

    Thank you for your very kind review Simon, we are so glad we could help with your travel plans and that you're stay was enjoyable despite it being a short one! I do recall your group and I'm happy that the assistance provided was helpful...More

    Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

    Room is stuffy and has no windows to the outside so gets smelly pretty quick from damp towels. The water pressure is terrible...confused with the other reviews that say otherwise. You can hear absolutely everything going on in the kitchen and bar from your room,...More

    Thank Amy Y
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 27 October 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Amy. We do apologise that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Labour weekend means the hostel and all of Taupo is extremely busy and guests would of been in party mode for the long...More

    Reviewed 20 October 2017

    Ok this place was worth staying at just for the water pressure. We stayed for 1 night in a private room with it's own bathroom (room 3 to be exact) The room was clean, tidy and the bed comfortable. The room is large enough for...More

    Thank kate_adams_1993
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 27 October 2017

    Thank you for your kind review Kate, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The private rooms are lovely and comfortable and we've heard many good things about the water pressure! I do apologise that the bathroom was not to the highest...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$32 - US$76 (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
    18 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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