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Rainbow Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a week to wait for the good weather to Tongariro Alpine Crossing and met so many good people here. The kitchen is big enough for everyone. Location is alright but not too far away from the centre. Love the sauna room!

Thank claudiaedward2017
New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a great 3 nights stay here, upon entering the dorm room I was sharing I was amazed at how nice the beds and the room was. The en-suite was a little small but very nice. The Kitchen/Dining Area/Lounge is really nice with comfy couches a number of fridges and a lot of plates and utensils. The only downside...

Thank BristolianTom
TeamRainbow, Owner at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There thank you for your feedback and everyone does seem to love Jess the Dog well good news as of today our WIFI has now gone fibre we have been waiting for over a year for installation so hopefully no more issues :-) and secondly sorry about the hole as mentioned busy summer just trying to catch up with...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel has a homely feel to it and the location is good. The kitchen area has nice long tables and comfy sofas, and there's outdoor seats where the sun shines in the morning. Unfortunately my room was filthy and freezing. It looked like nobody had vacuumed under the beds in months; dead bugs, lost items and weeks of dirt...

Thank DubJON
TeamRainbow, Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DubJON Firstly, thank you for taking the time to note our homeliness and the strengths of our kitchen, we are very proud of both here at Rainbow =o). Thank you bringing this to our attention, cleaning under every bed is a priority for us and we apologise that during your stay it was not up to our usual standards....

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are tiny without any standard. Kitchen partly with rotten eqipment (toaster produces chacoal toasts). Bad Service - at 10.00 they asked us every minute, when we are leaving the room. Buttom line: stay away!

Thank Ecki44
TeamRainbow, Owner at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry I can stand idly by and allow your personal attack on our toasters how dare you they work incredibly hard and provide a great service those poor things work 24 hours with very little breaks I find your attitude most disappointing and narrow minded oh and by the way you know you can adjust a toaster setting, there is...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super friendly staff, always available to help you and give you some useful info. Nice open spaces common areas, where is nice to hang out with others travellers. The kitchen was also clean and well furnished. The environment of the hostel was always relax, friendly and warm, like home. Great bed too!

Thank Emy1992
TeamRainbow, General Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We're very glad you enjoyed the atmosphere we have created here at Rainbow - it's nice to know people feel like it's a home away from home. Enjoy the rest of your travels :)

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My self and partner booked a private room for one night arriving fairly late, the reception staff were really friendly and had great advice about where to go that evening. the Hostel has a great layout with communal areas and a separate smoking area as well as off street parking. We managed to get a parking space just outside the...

Thank Francesca D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely hostel, 4 of us stayed one night and it was great I would stay again. Free unlimited wifi! My bed was super comfy and the bed didn't shake when someone else got into their bunk. Lots hooks for clothing and plug sockets around the room for everyone although some were in stupid places out of reach! Your...

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stay. Friendly people clean and very warm. With a beautiful dog (Jess) greeting you arrival. Stayed there before and differently return! Right in town so easy to get around with a dairy across the road.

Thank Tracey P
Skibby, Denmark
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The staff was very helpful and sincere, helping us for nearly 1h to try and secure us a place to stay for the night when everything was booked and all hope seemed out. Thank you, will defo recommend this as the preferable place to stay if your nearby this beautiful area of NZ.

Thank hypestheib
TeamRainbow, General Manager at Rainbow Lodge, responded to this review

Not a problem guys, I'm glad I could be of help to you, and I hope the other hostel out of town that we eventually got you into was just as good as your stay at Rainbow! Safe travels!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I had a great time here (despite the wifi being not so great) 5 bed room had really comfy beds and a nice bathroom. Everything in the kitchen was thoroughly cleaned and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The Hostel Dog was just a bonus :) Definitely worth staying here as a backpacker as for a low price you...

Thank Dan S

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Rainbow Lodge

Address: 99 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $44 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“even the common rooms are big and clean”
Emy1992, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 9 (main building) can be a little noisy with people coming in/out of the kitchen or sitting outside the window in the evenings”
hannahsearp, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“i was back in 11”
Cscorp, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Talk to the front desk if you would like to do an adventure- they can usually help you book.”
2AKit, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Toasty warm in Winter”
mat5neilson, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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