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Reviewed March 1, 2015

Third time visit and the Lodge continues to provide outstanding value for money. The Hosts, JB and Albie give everyone clean, secure accommodation for all ages. Local information is freely available for whatever type of activity you would want, be it walks, thrills or simply local living. The away from the town location means that it is quieter, but still close enough to be able to get to town in a few minutes - and the lake views on the walk are stunning!

Room Tip: The double rooms provide en-suite shower, washbasin & toilet. Good value.
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Steve504128
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Reviewed February 28, 2015

We ( an older couple) never stayed in a hostel from BBH before. We were surprised about the big clean double room ensuite.
Julie is very friendly and hospital and gave us a lot of info about Taupo.
After such a nice three nights stay, we definetly go to a BBH in future.
Thanks for your service Julie!

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank TorretjedeCorse
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Reviewed February 17, 2015

We passed through Taupo on a road trip and stayed for one night only. We had booked our overnight stay here online in advance and we were pleased to find that an en-suite double room was in our price range, with our BBH cards.
We arrived slightly later than we planned, but the receptionist kept the desk open late to check us in and she was very friendly.
The room was very nice with immaculate bathroom facilities. The beds (single and a double) looked like they would be uncomfortable - we're not too keen on metal bed frames - but actually they were fine and we enjoyed a great night's sleep.
The kitchen was clean and user-friendly, as was the dining room, which had a nice layout of several long tables.
The bar had a great atmosphere and the food smelt amazing (unfortunately we'd already eaten). Drinks were reasonably priced and everybody was very friendly.
If we had the opportunity we would stay here for a longer period.

Room Tip: We were in an upstairs room, down a long corridor. This was great for getting a quiet night's sleep and we had a nice view, but it would be difficult if you had a lot of luggage.
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emi G
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Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

The Backpackers was very terrible!
The room smelt bad, the floor was very dirty, the beds are broken and the receptionist was unfriendly..!

I'm very disappointed about this backpackers!

You have to pay 5$ for the Wifi and you have to change the linen by yourself!!

Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Esther D
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Reviewed February 8, 2015

Not located in the town centre but not too far to walk, although quite a trek back with the shopping. The communal facilities were very good, and were kept clean and tidy at all times. It was a bonus to have a bar in the hostel with very reasonably priced drinks. Julie was a star and nothing was too much trouble for her

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank valerie975
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