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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good cheap hostel that is comfortable, has free Wi-Fi and breakfast and really lovely staff. I know people I met had similar experiences with other hostels in town, but they paid more. Highly recommend.

Thank Hayley P
Markfield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few nights and were impressed with the facilities and rooms. It felt friendly, safe, clean and comfortable. Staff and the owner were helpful and the location was fairly central. There were lovely views from the lounge to the lake. We had a couple of hiccups with bike hire and the shower head but the owner... More 

Thank tracyabs
tikiboss, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Apologies for the issues you experienced with bike hire and the shower, I am glad to hear these were fixed in a timely manner and to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you back if you pass through Taupo again. I... More 

Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is just 15 minutes walking from the city center and I-site and it's absolutely quiet. You get the chance to know many people, because the atmosphere is very friendly and makes you feel like "home". Rooms are tidy and clean, bathrooms too! I loved it!

Thank lara_182snow
Stanley, Falkland Islands
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely relaxed area and good staff, helped with things to do outside too. Good price for what you get but cleanliness could be improved. Social area for everyone to meet and cook etc is good and sociable

Thank nicolejaffray
Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A very good place to stay and you will have a wonderful rest, backpacke is quite, clean, and full serviced, you can also see Taupo lake on deck or dining room, beautiful view and friendly atmosphere, I was enjoyed of staying, hope you have the same experience.

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Thank 藍月
tikiboss, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for a fabulous review, I am thrilled to hear you had a awesome stay with us. The view from the balcony really can be something so I am glad you took the time to appreciate it :-). We would love to welcome you back if you pass through Taupo again. Enjoy your onward journey. Kim More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Kind of far away from things but not too bad. Had a strange atmosphere, might have been because of slow season but something was just uncomfortable. Rooms descent, Jacuzzi was great. Staff were wonderful.

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Thank TBirdFreeBird
tikiboss, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you found the hostel to far away from things, being located one block from the main shopping area can be a bonus or a hinderance depending on a individuals view. I am pleased to hear that the staff were able to assist and help you with your time here in... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Tiki lodge was located so close to all the bars and restaurants and the supermarket. All within walking distance. The spa needs a light so you can use it in the evening but that was my only gripe. Great communal areas and the rooms were comfortable. Very friendly staff AND you got free breakfast!! Bonus!

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Thank victoria_piggott
tikiboss, receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you had a comfortable stay with us and took advantage of our free breakfast. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip :-). Kim More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent hostel, it's literally everything you would need for a fair price. The laundry is affordable (it's 2 dollars for a wash and 2 dollars for a dry), it's close enough to hiking areas like Huka Falls (3 hour there and back voyage), and the rooms are clean. I like the lounge as there's a big TV with DVDs and... More 

Thank Hostelexperience2929
tikiboss, reception at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Tiki Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back if you pass through Taupo again. Enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand :-). Kim More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night and it was lovely and clean, very quiet, basic breakfast and free tea and coffee were a nice touch. Very helpful staff who were easy to talk to and helped me with a couple of trips and 2 minute walk to town :) would stay here again!

Thank char3389
Katie T, reception at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our free breakfast has definitely been a hit and will continue with it after such positive feedback from our valued guests. I am glad you took advantage of our free booking service and got to enjoy some of Taupo's activities. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ. Kim :-) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Well it was pretty basic to what we had been staying in our trip but still good, we had the private room with 2 double beds that were comfy the doonas were nice and soft. Had a cupboard to hang your coats and shelves and we had a tv in our room also. The staff were really nice,friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank kimmygirl99
Katie T, Receptionist at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant stay at our backpackers. We have recently changed the doona's in the private rooms, so lovely to have some positive feedback on those :-). Our free breakfast certainly does help travelers out as its so difficult to carry these items. Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spring Special: FREE breakfast until 30th November 2016. If you are looking for an affordable, relaxed and friendly place to stay in Taupo with spectacular lake views, then Tiki Lodge is the backpacker lodge for you! We offer FREE unlimited Wifi and with one of the best locations in the city, you will definitely enjoy your stay at Tiki Lodge. Its prime location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the town centre for great shops, cafes, and restaurants. Plus, we're only a 2-minute walk to the shores of our famous Lake Taupo. Cook up a treat in our large well-equipped kitchen boasting 3 ovens and including free oil, spices, tea and coffee. Make new friends in our spacious chilled lounge and relax in our cosy T.V room with our large array of DVD's. We also offer free onsite undercover parking, high-pressure showers, storage lockers, comfortable beds and BBQ on the picturesque balcony. There is so much to do in this beautiful region and our friendly staff are here to help with all your booking needs. From the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to skydiving, bungy jumping, rafting trips, trout fishing and kayaking, there is something for everyone! We also have bikes for hire onsite for all the great trails in Taupo and surrounding areas. With our relaxed and friendly vibe, cosy feel and awesome staff, your stay with us will be a memorable one! We look forward to having you stay! Please note: Late check-ins (after 8.30pm) are by PRE arrangement only. No check-ins after 11pm. Please phone or email for details. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tiki Lodge

Address: 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €17 - €79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tiki Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“twin private room with shower”
 of 5 bubbles 藍月, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Few outlets so be mindful. Also wifi never really worked”
 of 5 bubbles P1046WEninas, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the room next to the kitchen if you are early to bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike Kampkes , 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillow if you have your own.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwicritic007, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The double room makes a good accommodation when travelling with children. I wasn't looking for anything fancy, but got a room that was practical for our needs. Well done Tiki lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Simply_elegant2014, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
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