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Berkenhoff Lodge
Ranked #16 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Reviewed 27 March 2015

A great hostel with fantastic kitchen, the surfaces were stainless steel as bright and clean as mirrors, big fridge, freezer and ample food storage.
Bedroom & linens were very good, and the shower had good pressure with lots of hot water.
Julie, was a very friendly owner.
Not far to town centre and all it has to offer with a Pak & Save supermarket.
Lots to see around and about.
A smashing place to stay and would do so again on another visit.

Room Tip: En- suite rooms good value
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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 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.
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 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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Reviewed 17 February 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 sl...
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 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
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Reviewed 8 February 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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Reviewed 18 January 2015

This was a nice, cute, quirky hostel. It had a good ambience. A good kitchen. A decent room. Not located too far from city centre. A good group of fellow travellers. And great price.

We booked online and got a decent deal. We stayed only for one night, but it was a pleasant stay. We surely recommend.

Room Tip: Checkin before 7.30pm as the reception closes by then.
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: 75 Scannell Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
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Ranked #16 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Price Range: $44 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Berkenhoff Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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