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Taupo Urban Retreat

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  • Excellent31%
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  • Average19%
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Bar/Lounge
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, comfortable beds. Good heating in the room. All the staff was really friendly and easy to talk to. Internet was good, just make sure to grab your code from reception. Good courtyard area also.

Thank Samantha P
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Samantha, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Be sure to stay again next time you are coming to Taupo!

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Taupo Urban Retreat is hands down the best place to stay in Taupo! They've got a bar with the cheapest drinks in town, and their Chilli at night is delicious and really good value! Would happily stay here again when in Taupo next!

Thank Chris B
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review Chris, we're happy you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the bar and chilli meal! It's pretty popular with the guests and we hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand.

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

One of the best hostels we’ve stayed in! Staff is absolutely wonderful and super helpful! Double room gives you a lot of your money and even offers own bathroom with shower, which is awesome for a hostel!!

Thank Hanna M
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are always happy to help so its lovely to hear positive feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand.

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A very good hostel with cheap prices. Good facilities, free WiFi that actually works, friendly staff... All that good stuff. Cannot mention a bad thing about the hostel. Don't stay at base, Urban Retreat is much better.

Thank Tobias B
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a great time of the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The staff at this hostel are very friendly, the rooms are clean, they provide a safe and fun atmosphere. They have a media room to use which has AC, a kitchenette, private rooms, larger rooms, can handle bridal functions. Most important of all CHEAPEST DRINKS...More

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Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for your very kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your time at the hostel. The bar is a big plus for some guests and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the facilities and bar during your stay. We remember your group...More

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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 ...More 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! Less
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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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