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Rauma, Finland
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Guests were same spirited in a good way. I was a backpaker myself. Hostel is not far from the centrum or the cost, so it is good also. And pack n save is pretty near also. I liked also their balcanys.

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, So glad you enjoyed your stay and found our location close to all amenities. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels around New Zealand and hope to see you here again :--) Thea

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location; easy walking distance to the CBD but far enough away to avoid the noise. Friendly staff and nice shared kitchen and balcony. My room was a private twin bed with en-suite. The duvets on both beds were clean but were stained in spots. There was no reading lamp which was annoying as I...

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Oskar, Thank you for your review and I have forwarded your comments to the owner. This winter during the quiet season we are planning to re decorate the rooms and replace the linen as they are a little dated. I agree a reading lamp would be very useful in the private rooms by the bed to save you having...

Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you are travelling arround New Zeland, backpacking, this is a great place to stay. It is close to Taupo Lake, about 2 blocks away. it is close the bars and restaurants, too. You have free parking in case you are driving, but have to arrive early to have a parking spot. Super clean, and great view of the lake...

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Katie T, Front Office Manager at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are lucky to have such a great location both in town and close to the lake and hope you took great advantage of the awesome lake and mountain views from our balcony. Enjoy the rest of your travels :-) Thea

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Nice backpackers. Good facilities and clean. Stayed in a private triple room so not sure what the dorms are like but our room was spacious and clean. It even had a little kitchenette and an outside patio area. Location is OK, just a few minutes walk to the main strip and the I-site. Quite a few long termers but they...

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

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on being a relaxed, friendly hostel so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Tiki Lodge and pleased to hear your room met your expectations. Being a couple of blocks from town does give our guests the option to have a quiet night in or go out to experience Taupo's bars. Apologies...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Wifi didn't really work, long timers taken over and there's no room for your stuff in kitchen or dorms, but staff is great, facility is good and they have free bikes. Location pretty good as well. They have a handy sheet they give you with helpful info and cool spots to visit.

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

Hi Nina, Thank you for your review, I'm sorry to hear you had some problems with your wifi access, I hope you bought this to our attention during your stay so we could have remedied your issues. I'm slightly surprised to hear you couldn't find anywhere for your belongings in the kitchen as we have 3 large fridges and 1...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you're not a teenager out to prove your drinking prowess (nor anyone who still hasn't made it past that phase); if you enjoy having conversations with people without having to yell; or if you just appreciate a comfortable, quiet place to rest when you're travelling, but are on a budget; choose Tiki Lodge. Clean, modern, well-appointed facilities a few...

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

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review, it is always so wonderful to receive positive feedback from our guests assuring us that we are meeting their needs and standards fully. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand and we look forward to welcoming you back if you are passing through Taupo again :-)

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, welcoming and helpful. Great location. Nice,clean rooms. Comfy beds. Free sheets. Big nice bathrooms. Fresh showers. Free breakfast in the morning, great! Parking under roof for free. 24h wifi for 4 dollars.

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

Hi. Thank you for leaving Tiki Lodge a brilliant review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our free breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again if you are returning to Taupo. :-)

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Tiki hostel is a nice little hostel in Taupo. The rooms are clean and also the bathrooms, but the mattress are quite old without sleeping comfort. But what I don´t like was in the kitchen all the people put their dishes for drying next to the sink, and it was a big mess. They had also a nice terrace with...

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Solarpowered_12, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have owned Tiki Lodge for just over a year so we are gradually making improvements to fixtures and fittings. This Summer we invested in all the new couches and tables in the lounge area to make that more comfortable and appealing, but will be looking at replacement...

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Tiki Lodge is well positioned in Taupo with a large balcony/terrace with views of the lake and over to Tongariro National Park, the staff were also very helpful. Our room was fairly large with 2 double beds and small storage unit that included a hanging space, the ensuite was good but the standard of cleanliness in the room was poor,...

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Solarpowered_12, Owner at Tiki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would like to advise readers that the cutlery, glassware, pans and other utensils has been replenished yet again - sadly our cutlery and especially forks are continually "borrowed" and not returned. It is a sad fact that some guests have no consideration for others, this goes also for the cleanliness of the kitchen. Our...

Reviewed 9 February 2016

Fine as a cheap and handy location for a group. In easy walking distance to the start line. On my own it was not ideal due to my age but would be fine to go solo for the young and single. The kitchen dining area was light and spacious. The TV lounge needed light and air con

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $37 - $112 (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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