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    Taupo Urban Retreat

    65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          Overview
          • Excellent30%
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          • Average19%
          • Poor8%
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          “beer pong” (11 reviews)
          “cheap drinks” (8 reviews)
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          Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

          We stayed here to try and save a bit of money on our NZ trip. It was the first backpackers I have stayed at and it was totally fine. We had a room to ourselves for $80 a night which came with our own bathroom...More

          Thank MG900226
          Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

          Three of us paid for a 4 bed room to have some privacy. We locked our door, but despite this staff entered our room whilst we were out to search for & remove alcohol. They have a bar and don't allow BYO. Fair enough for...More

          Thank Marlis H
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 16 March 2017

          Thank you for your comments Marlis, I'm sorry you feel we invaded your privacy, this is not our intention. We have to comply with NZ Licensing laws and having a bar on-site we are allowed to perform evening room checks to ensure guests are complying...More

          Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

          The staff were friendly, the drinks were definitely great and the living space was tidy and cozy. The only down side was the bathroom space, and just how the toilet roll dispenser was broken; needs a little fixing up and it's good 😊More

          Thank Kandinani M
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 11 March 2017

          Thank you very much for your review, we are happy you enjoyed the bar area and the staff were helpful during your stay with us! We have noted the facilities comments and do hope you return for another stay here. Enjoy your travels in New...More

          Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

          I visited here with the kiwi experience for one night on route to Auckland. Overall the place is clean although the bathroom could be checked more often as it got more untidy as the night wore on. The mattress was terrible and thin. I could...More

          Thank Joanne W
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 16 March 2017

          Joanne, I sincerely apologise for the bed and pillow, we have taken this on board and since checked the quality throughout the hostel. The free unlimited Wifi is provided by Global Gossip through fibre optic cable, currently the fastest available in Taupo. Please in future...More

          Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

          I stayed here for a night with kiwi experience I was supposed to stay with 2 but left after the first night as felt hunted down and made to feel like a school child they rounded us all in and then made us feel like...More

          Thank Nathan R
          Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 11 March 2017

          Hi Nathan, firstly I apologise that you left the hostel feeling this way, this was not our intention. Our check in procedure with large bus groups is run most efficiently when we group all passengers together and check them in as a group, rather than...More

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          • US$32 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 21
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          courtenaydd
          is this a byo for alcohol or do we have to purchase from the bar?
          23 December 2015|
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          Response from Solarpowered_12 |
          They have a small in-house bar which is really cheap, you cannot take your own drinks because of the NZ liquor license laws.
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          Kitty2603
          I arrive at 1am - will I be able to get into the hostel?
          17 August 2014|
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          Response from Katie T | Property representative |
          Hi Kitty, Reception hours are from 8am - 9pm, however we also have a night porter who can let you into the hostel after reception is closed. All you need to do is let us know the date and time and then call the night porter... More
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          "Get a small room if you're planning on doing the crossing! Nice an quiet."
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