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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Rooms and hostel on the whole are clean. Staff friendly. Communal room with pool table and bar is a decent size and a small pool outside. Location not great as hostel is a 15 min walk from the main street and lake although there is a free pick up / drop off service if you wait and ask.

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Cheers, and thanks for the response. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer in NZ.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Free breads, nice & tidy kitchen, The guy who works at the reception he is friendly and gave us some good advise about places. Somebody stolen my PUMA hooded red Jacket from laundry line over the night. People always around the laundry area for smoking and beer. Other staff who lives there he was rude and arguing with my wife...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

For your information, its a public Laundry and there is a sign which says "DO NOT LEAVE YOUR LAUNDRY OUT AT NIGHT" for all guests to see when they do their laundry. I also didn't like the way you walked into the busy breakfast area and accused the guests sitting there at someone stole your jacket. THEN asked for the...

Noumea, New Caledonia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The manager is very helpful. Rooms and commun areas are clean, kitchen is spotless and very well equipped. Ideally situated , walking distance from Huka Falls, hot pools, Taupo lake. Book in advance if you want a room to yourselves (we didn't plan early enough and had to share a dormitory)

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments Sophia. Glad to see you and the kids enjoyed their stay in Taupo. Wish you and your family a happy and safe new year.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Berkenhoff Lodge makes us feel at home, with big kitchen and far from the rooms where guest stays, our Malay cooking which were very high in their spicy aromas were not a "disturbing" aroma for some. Rooms were acceptably spacious and comfortably clean. Mr Berkenhoff and his Chinese wife are very freindly, approachable and helpful. He will give some advices...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Hi the Razman family. Thanks for your great comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here in Taupo and I really enjoyed chatting to you while you were here. Special thanks to FIRA for drawing the awesome picture on the wall when you left. Wish your family a safe and happy new year.

Calgary
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I definitely can recommend this hostel. I stayed in a hotel the first few days in taupo (Courtney hotel) and the private room and bed here are MUCH better and at half the price. Brett is the fairly new owner who always can help out with advice and will accommodate you if need be. There is a shuttle on site...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Mr Canada --- thanks for the great comments. It was great to have you here during xmas -- and also to have you join us for a xmas snack. Thanks for sharing some cool stories and pictures with us about your world adventures. Keep in touch and have a safe and happy 2016

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 December 2015

First of all I have to say that the owner is very friendly and serviceable and tries to make you feel welcome. He bought this place 2 years ago so I guess the older reviews don't count as much. I had booked a bed in a 3-person share room for 2 nights but when I arrived I was told that...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks your comments...we are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, but wish you a happy and safe new year.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2015

I needed budget accommodation for the night without the hassle of credit card bookings in an area I have never been to. I contacted this back packers and the patient owner not only gave great advice on where to go and what to do but I got free pickup from the airport (saving me $20 to take the shuttle) and...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

First of all, thanks for the awesome comments. We always try to do our best with all guests by putting ourselves in your shoes and helping you find what suits you and your budget. We are really happy to have you stay here and hope to see you again in the future. Happy and safe new year to you and...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2015

I always stay at the Berkenhoff Lodge when I come to race at Taupo! Near but not too near the start, clean, comfy and has all the facilities you need! I needed to stay a couple weeks ago while travelling through and got there later than expected. I couldn't believe the friendly welcome I got so late at night! they...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Helen. Thanks for continuing to choose us as your accommodation in Taupo. And also congratulations on your great cycling effort over the weekend. We hope to see you again next year. Happy holidays and safe riding Helen.

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2015

My family of 4 travelled to Taupo where I had entered the Taupo Classic Cycle race. We booked in to Berkenhoff and took a bunk room for 4 people with ensuite bathroom. It was perfect budget accommodation - clean and well equipped kitchen, nice dining area, free pool tables (kids loved them) and darts in the bar area, and relaxed,...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments about the lodge. The cycle race was a great weekend and we were glad you chose us as your accommodation. We are going to change the mattresses as we go along through the year so hopefully next time you will have a new one. Have a happy and safe new year.

Magdeburg, Germany
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed 3 days @berkenhoff lodge. It was quite at this time so everybody got there own private room, even they booked a dorm room. Fantastic! Brad the hostel owner and his coworkers have been all the time so friendly and helpful. I could ask them everything and they helped without hesitation. And the burgers, Brad made on the bbq...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Judith. Thanks for your nice comments about the lodge and the staff. We always try to do our best to help everyone and make everyone happy while they are here. Have a happy and safe new year.

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Address: 75 Scannell Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €23 - €48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any room would be great I guess”
 of 5 bubbles floa532, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I would avoid this place altogether; I'm sure there are better places to be found and a little closer to town.”
 of 5 bubbles aichadeviAmsterdam, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“En- suite rooms good value”
 of 5 bubbles adrianc219, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The double rooms provide en-suite shower, washbasin & toilet. Good value.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve504128, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 393emig, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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