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Tiki Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Raleigh, United States
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We enjoyed our stay with the wonderful view of the lake and mountains! A bit of a rowdy crowd seemed to be with us but the staff was very helpful! The dorm bed seemed a little thin but enjoyed our stay

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Quite nice view of Lake Taupo from the common area. Very nice and helpful staff. Tidiness was totally all right, the common rooms of the hostel got cleaned up every day, also the bathrooms. Nice atmosphere, enjoyed being there. Just keep in mind that the dorm room doors only lock if you switch from the inside first ;-)

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New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Clean, tidy and simple - felt safe. Excellent dinning room and kitchen facilities and staff were helpful too. Just a bit noisey if too many kids running around. If you need a good clean bed, this is the place to book and to meet fellow backpackers.

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

Happy to hear you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed using the facilities. We had a youth group in during your stay, unfortunately a slight noise increase came with this. Hopefully this didn't disturb you to much. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2015

The beds have low ceilings. So being on the low bed means hitting your head all the time. But nice staff en clean so it nice. Not far from lake. Get free bed en cornflakes in the morning. nice kitchen

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

Thank you for your review. We have standard size bunks which most people find are adequate. Free breakfast is a bonus which we find most people enjoy :-). We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ.

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Nice and cosy hostel, the lady at reception was really friendly and helpful. The room wasn't the best a bit smelly no locker in the room and it gets quitr noisy at night as you hear everyone talking and the doors slamming all the time. But the common area was really nice huge and well equipped with a balcony with...

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you found the room smelly, I hope you informed reception of this, perhaps this was from hiking boots. The view of the mountains is stunning at this time of year, glad you took the time to enjoy it. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights, and it was a pretty nice spot! Free breakfast is a good plus. Wi fi isn't free, but hey, you can't have everything! Nice kitchen area, and good views from the second floor deck. Staff were super nice, and helped to book busses for the best deals they could find too. Good proximity to...

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
Reviewed 30 November 2015

It was really nice to stay at Tiki Lodge. The place is clean and have a lot of facilities. The kitchen is huge and the living room is large. The tv room is full of options to watch and the couches are comfortable. The distance from the lake is about 5 minutes walking.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We stayed at tiki for 5 nights in November 15 and our experience was amazing.. Very warm and friendly staff, neat & clean rooms and well equipped kitchen are some of the highlights of tiki.. U have an amazing view from the balcony. Highly recommended

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Regensburg, Germany
Reviewed 30 November 2015

nice room, nice personell in the kitchenette with fresh towels and a clean little kitchen. The bathroom was to share with another four-bed-rooom, but plenty of other toiletts in the building. And best-a little spa-pool in the garden

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

This is a really good hostel if you don't want to spend too much money on accommodations, the best part is the free breakfast. The only thing that didn't make it excellent is that it can be pretty loud during the nights. You can wake up from people just walking out in the corridor.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Autumn Special: FREE breakfast from 1st April-30th November 2017. 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: €28 - €64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tiki Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“We stayed in an 8 shared room and it was pleasant. Not much space for luggage though.”
Mikhayla_Bader17, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“twin private room with shower”
藍月, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Few outlets so be mindful. Also wifi never really worked”
P1046WEninas, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the room next to the kitchen if you are early to bed.”
Mike Kampkes , 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillow if you have your own.”
Kiwicritic007, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
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