Me and my wife stayed at this hostel before driving to Tongariro National Park and we found it really good choice. If you have a car, the location is perfect - very close to Town center, shopping malls and restaurants. There is a large kitchen, quite well equipped. Staff was very helpful, they provided us all directions, gave us tips on where to eat, what to do and in general were very helpful. Our room (twin) was OK - big enough and clean, though we stayed only for a night so we didn't care that much. Tip: mind that in the evening you might not find free parking space within the possession. We recommend Asian food 5-10 minutes walking from the lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hi and welcome to Taupo's original and favourite backpackers. Rainbow lodge was purpose built and designed for the needs of travellers by Mark Dumble (fishing expert??) and Sue Mrozinski themselves seasoned travellers. They had spent several years on the world's highways and by-ways and having accommodation experiences that are sometimes described as "Character Building" they settled in Taupo famous for its Rainbow Trout and beautiful scenery. Having had my own character building experiences I came to rest at Rainbow lodge and worked closely with them for a year before they handed me the reigns. Ross ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Hotel Taupo