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Whakapapa, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night at Tiki lodge in Taupo. The nightly rate was only $23 and it was definitely a good deal. The beds were comfy, the kitchen and living areas were really big, and we had no problems finding room in the fridge to fit our beer in! Chelsea was at the front desk and she was very nice...

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Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, I will pass on your comments to Chelsea :-). We look forward to welcoming you back if you are passing through Taupo again. Enjoy the rest of your trip around NZ.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with the lads. Average bunks rooms but very tidy, good price and accommodating staff. Kitchen is modern large n tidy. Another great night & later comfy bunks before our big Sunday of riding local trails..... Thanks Tiki Lodge, see u next time we down.....

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Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a comfy stay with us for your boys get away weekend. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)

Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We booked there just because it was the cheapest hostel in Taupo. The receptionist was lovely and we were amazed by the free breakfast! The dorm, kitchen and bathrooms were super clean. And the showers must have the strongest water pressure of all New Zealand! Everything looks quite new and fresh, it's simply amazing, I definitly recomend this place.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here a few nights while roadtripping around Taupo and Rotorua. Friendly people staying and working there. Free breakfast was nice. Free parking a plus! Convenient location. Would recommend others to go to the Tiki Lodge.

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

When I looked and booked this place I didn't notice that it was a packers place. It's has all the amenities of a motel. Good service and friendly staff. Free parking and free wifi. It's good enough for a place just to sleep for the night and move on early the next day. I wasn't disappointed. Do not judge a...

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki. We are a nice chilled out backpackers and like everyone to relax as if its their own home. We are also very lucky to have great staff who build a good rapport with guests and our location is great by the town and lake. I hope...

Paris, France
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Good location. There is a balcony with a view on the lake. I stayed in a bed dorm and it was ok. They offer breakfast with tea, coffee, cereals, breads, fruits, milk and spreads. Good value for money!

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Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Olivia, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki Lodge and took advantage of our free breakfast. Enjoy the rest of New Zealand :-)

Rauma, Finland
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Guests were same spirited in a good way. I was a backpaker myself. Hostel is not far from the centrum or the cost, so it is good also. And pack n save is pretty near also. I liked also their balcanys.

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, So glad you enjoyed your stay and found our location close to all amenities. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels around New Zealand and hope to see you here again :--) Thea

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location; easy walking distance to the CBD but far enough away to avoid the noise. Friendly staff and nice shared kitchen and balcony. My room was a private twin bed with en-suite. The duvets on both beds were clean but were stained in spots. There was no reading lamp which was annoying as I...

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Oskar, Thank you for your review and I have forwarded your comments to the owner. This winter during the quiet season we are planning to re decorate the rooms and replace the linen as they are a little dated. I agree a reading lamp would be very useful in the private rooms by the bed to save you having...

Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you are travelling arround New Zeland, backpacking, this is a great place to stay. It is close to Taupo Lake, about 2 blocks away. it is close the bars and restaurants, too. You have free parking in case you are driving, but have to arrive early to have a parking spot. Super clean, and great view of the lake...

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are lucky to have such a great location both in town and close to the lake and hope you took great advantage of the awesome lake and mountain views from our balcony. Enjoy the rest of your travels :-) Thea

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Nice backpackers. Good facilities and clean. Stayed in a private triple room so not sure what the dorms are like but our room was spacious and clean. It even had a little kitchenette and an outside patio area. Location is OK, just a few minutes walk to the main strip and the I-site. Quite a few long termers but they...

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Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on being a relaxed, friendly hostel so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki Lodge and pleased to hear your room met your expectations. Being a couple of blocks from town does give our guests the option to have a quiet night in or go out to experience Taupo's bars. Apologies...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spring Special: FREE breakfast until 30th November 2016. If you are looking for an affordable, relaxed and friendly place to stay in Taupo with spectacular lake views, then Tiki Lodge is the backpacker lodge for you! We offer FREE unlimited Wifi and with one of the best locations in the city, you will definitely enjoy your stay at Tiki Lodge. Its prime location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the town centre for great shops, cafes, and restaurants. Plus, we're only a 2-minute walk to the shores of our famous Lake Taupo. Cook up a treat in our large well-equipped kitchen boasting 3 ovens and including free oil, spices, tea and coffee. Make new friends in our spacious chilled lounge and relax in our cosy T.V room with our large array of DVD's. We also offer free onsite undercover parking, high-pressure showers, storage lockers, comfortable beds and BBQ on the picturesque balcony. There is so much to do in this beautiful region and our friendly staff are here to help with all your booking needs. From the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to skydiving, bungy jumping, rafting trips, trout fishing and kayaking, there is something for everyone! We also have bikes for hire onsite for all the great trails in Taupo and surrounding areas. With our relaxed and friendly vibe, cosy feel and awesome staff, your stay with us will be a memorable one! We look forward to having you stay! Please note: Late check-ins (after 8.30pm) are by PRE arrangement only. No check-ins after 11pm. Please phone or email for details. ... more   less 

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Address: 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: RM86 - RM376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tiki Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“twin private room with shower”
 of 5 bubbles 藍月, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Few outlets so be mindful. Also wifi never really worked”
 of 5 bubbles P1046WEninas, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the room next to the kitchen if you are early to bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike Kampkes , 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillow if you have your own.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwicritic007, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The double room makes a good accommodation when travelling with children. I wasn't looking for anything fancy, but got a room that was practical for our needs. Well done Tiki lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Simply_elegant2014, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
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