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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a private double with en suite for one night. Pros - room was a good size and very clean - hostel is centrally located and a short walk from bars/restaurants/shops - good facilities - kitchen, cinema room etc - staff were very friendly Cons - none

Thank Ryanc89
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been staying at this backpackers for over 7 years. We love the atmosphere and al staff are very helpful.Rooms and beds are very spacious and comfortable and the option an ensuite is always a bonus. Location is a 5 minute walk to town and literally a 30 second walk to the warehouse. We will continue...

Thank jacintarosew
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2015

we booked in pretty late, the place is clean and tidy. good rooms at a great price. we were felt homely that we extended out stay for two more nights..keep it up for this wonderful retreat. hope to be back soon.

Thank godscheff
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Good viobe in this place between both staff and other travelers who stayed there during my 2 days. It contains tv rooms with load of DVD's and also sky. There is a pretty big kitchen with all the amenities you want and lots of seating room. There is also some nice outside seating areas. On slight negative some of it...

Thank cooker3000
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2015

AWESOME HOSTEL! Bustling place was busy when we stayed so the atmosphere was GREAT! Everybody seemed to be happy and doing activities in Taupo which you can book directly from staff which are great! Thank you to the lovely lady Fran and the awesome Matt for the awesome hospitality. We stayed in a Dorm. Bunk beds were quite Cozy. Kitchen,...

1Thank azrg22
Kiel, Germany
Reviewed 11 February 2015

When I came to Taupo U didn't expect to love this place so much. The town itself is of perfect size and beauty, but this hostel made me feel so comfortable and welcome, that I ended u staying about a month!! Either the friendly staff and the atmosphere has given me the best stay I had all around New Zealand!...

1Thank Juli95
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Having stayed at a lot of backpackers on South Island where we had been blown away by what backpackers are like now days (we stayed in a lot of smaller places which had a personal feel and which had a lot of though into décor, and felt like small B&Bs rather than hostels) we were a little disappointed by this...

1Thank FruitcakeF
Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

This place is nice - friendly staff. Bathrooms clean and rooms clean too. Kitchen and lounge is big and sociable. Kitchen can get messy but there are staff cleaning at the end of the day so mostly kept tidy. Tv room outside and clothes line to hang clothes. Outside area to sit. Laundry access. Little noisy sleeping next to the...

2Thank missbritney
Brunswick, Ohio
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I'm happy with our choice to stay here for a couple nights while we were in Taupo. The guy at reception was really friendly and although we had booked all of our activities already, they were prepared to help do that if we hadn't. I loved the porch outside and their adorable dog (which the board said you can take...

2Thank Maria M
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

This is the worst hostel I've ever stayed. It's extremly noisy during the night and the owner is very unfriendly. I had to change my reservation because of unexpected health problems and I could stay only one night instead of three. At my arrival the owner got very aggressive when I told him this and showed him my injured leg...

Thank MaresTrip

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hi and welcome to Taupo's original and favourite backpackers. Rainbow lodge was purpose built and designed for the needs of travellers by Mark Dumble (fishing expert??) and Sue Mrozinski themselves seasoned travellers. They had spent several years on the world's highways and by-ways and having accommodation experiences that are sometimes described as "Character Building" they settled in Taupo famous for its Rainbow Trout and beautiful scenery. Having had my own character building experiences I came to rest at Rainbow lodge and worked closely with them for a year before they handed me the reigns. Ross ... more   less 

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Address: 99 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $46 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Toasty warm in Winter”
 of 5 bubbles mat5neilson, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Double ensuite great value for money, but each end of corridor is next to a dorm”
 of 5 bubbles robyna76, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check and double check your booking with them”
 of 5 bubbles R6232XJalexm, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We had ground floor room, but it was actually very quiet, never heard people above us!”
 of 5 bubbles Sarah12co, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 5 and 6 both offer a great view of Mt Ruapehu, etc. It is really spectacular on a clear day when the mountains are covered in snow.”
 of 5 bubbles Bill_The_Geek, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
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