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    Taupo Urban Retreat

    65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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          US$43
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          Overview
          • Excellent30%
          • Very good37%
          • Average19%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible6%
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          “beer pong” (11 reviews)
          “cheap drinks” (8 reviews)
          Public Wifi
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Bar/Lounge
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Breakfast included
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 173 reviews

          Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

          Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent facilities , and comfortable beds. Communal area is spacious and the on-site bar is super cheap! The free wifi is fast and is much appreciated. Would recommend.More

          Thank J3971CCdavidw
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 2 days ago

          Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you appreciated the facilities and the comfy beds! Cheap drinks and free unlimited wifi are a must for backpackers so we are happy you enjoyed these at the hostel. Hope to see you again in Taupo,...More

          Reviewed 6 days ago

          Urban Retreat was the most fun I have had on my 5 week trip around NZ North Island. The bartender was cheerful and kept the conversations going and made the "party" live, fun and cheerful. The Lodge was comfortable, clean and warm. My room was...More

          Thank LoneTraveller61
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 2 days ago

          Thank you so much for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself at our hostel. We love the traveller buzz and atmosphere, having the on-site bar is a big plus for travellers wanting to make friends and enjoy themselves. We hope to...More

          Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

          One of the best hostels Ive stayed in over the last 2 and half years of travelling. The staff are lovely and helpful, The showers are amazing, the entire place is clean, the wifi's free and the beers are cheap! Result.

          Thank Jack A
          Response from Solarpowered_12, Owner at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 18 May 2017

          Thanks so much your positive feedback it is really appreciated. It's the small things like that and really good showers, free WiFi and cheap beer to brighten these wintery days :-) Happy travels and hopefully you have a chance to visit Taupo again!

          Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

          Great place to stumble on if your flying solo. Easy going, wonderful staff and a nice social bar to kick back in for a few beers and some laughs. Rooms are very comfortable and the place has all you need. Loads of adventures to be...More

          Thank Simon S
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 18 May 2017

          Thank you for the great review Simon, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Taupo. Always good to hear guests having a sweet time with us! Have fun on the rest of your travels. Chelsea, Manager.

          Reviewed 12 April 2017

          Taupo Urban Retreat is a real gem in the heart of Taupo, the bar is cheap as without ever being a water hole plus the hostel facilities are spot on! The kitchen is big and well equipped and the whole place is super clean. We...More

          Thank Robin_Laura
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 18 May 2017

          Thank you for your kind words Robin and Laura, we are so glad your enjoyed your time with us. The on-site bar is a hit with most guests so its great to hear your comments. Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand! Chelsea,...More

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          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free Parking
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          • Free Parking
          • Self-Serve Laundry
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          • US$32 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 21
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          courtenaydd
          is this a byo for alcohol or do we have to purchase from the bar?
          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
          I arrive at 1am - will I be able to get into the hostel?
          17 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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