We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Tiki Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Tiki Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Tiki Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 152: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely check in staff. They upgraded our group to a better 6bed dorm with ensuite. Fab having a shower/toilet in room. Good sized kitchen and lounge area. Great location walking distance to bars/shops. Had a nice decked balcony which would have been fab for bbq. But we got horrible weather unfortunately 😀

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stacy P
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here recently and really enjoyed our stay. The location is brilliant. The communal area is clean and spacious. The room was clean, bed was comfy and the shower was brilliant (a thing you dont find in many hostels) Would definitely return here again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sherrell R
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Awesome staff, they give great tips and are super helpful and chill. Taupo is amazing, there is so much to do and most things are in walking distance which is great if you don't want to spend a lot of money and see beautiful nature. The facilities are very nice, the view from the kitchen area is beautiful.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank marian_f_lopes
Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Was at the tiki lodge in Taupo for 4 nights and had a fantastic time. The hostel is in a great location maximum 5 minute walk to the shops and sea front. Free breakfast was included and we got a good range of breakfasts and spreads for toast. The staff were super helpful as well, especially Chelsea who helped us...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mbaxter432
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I had no better place to stay than Tiki Lodge. All the rooms were nice, specially the kitchen, with a beautiful view to the lake and it's mountains. I'm glad and happy about my stay, thanks so much for my time there!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Juliana M
Raleigh, United States
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We enjoyed our stay with the wonderful view of the lake and mountains! A bit of a rowdy crowd seemed to be with us but the staff was very helpful! The dorm bed seemed a little thin but enjoyed our stay

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Leann M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Quite nice view of Lake Taupo from the common area. Very nice and helpful staff. Tidiness was totally all right, the common rooms of the hostel got cleaned up every day, also the bathrooms. Nice atmosphere, enjoyed being there. Just keep in mind that the dorm room doors only lock if you switch from the inside first ;-)

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank timod843
New Zealand
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Clean, tidy and simple - felt safe. Excellent dinning room and kitchen facilities and staff were helpful too. Just a bit noisey if too many kids running around. If you need a good clean bed, this is the place to book and to meet fellow backpackers.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kiwicritic007
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed using the facilities. We had a youth group in during your stay, unfortunately a slight noise increase came with this. Hopefully this didn't disturb you to much. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The beds have low ceilings. So being on the low bed means hitting your head all the time. But nice staff en clean so it nice. Not far from lake. Get free bed en cornflakes in the morning. nice kitchen

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 455pko
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have standard size bunks which most people find are adequate. Free breakfast is a bonus which we find most people enjoy :-). We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ.

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Nice and cosy hostel, the lady at reception was really friendly and helpful. The room wasn't the best a bit smelly no locker in the room and it gets quitr noisy at night as you hear everyone talking and the doors slamming all the time. But the common area was really nice huge and well equipped with a balcony with...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cyrielle V
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you found the room smelly, I hope you informed reception of this, perhaps this was from hiking boots. The view of the mountains is stunning at this time of year, glad you took the time to enjoy it. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

46 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (41)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taupo hotels
2.5 km away
Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilton Lake Taupo
#7 of 71 in Taupo
1,886 reviews
2.1 km away
The Reef Resort
The Reef Resort
#3 of 71 in Taupo
472 reviews
0.2 km away
Taupo Urban Retreat
Taupo Urban Retreat
#15 of 34 in Taupo
176 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Haka Lodge
Haka Lodge
#3 of 34 in Taupo
262 reviews
0.6 km away
Finlay Jack's Backpackers
0.4 km away
Silver Fern Lodge
Silver Fern Lodge
#19 of 34 in Taupo
120 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Tiki Lodge

Address: 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: RM83 - RM374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tiki Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Agoda, HostelWorld and Booking.com so you can book your Tiki Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tiki Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5