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Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo

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8.6

Excellent

272 reviews

272 reviews

Housekeeping35
View9
Kitchen3
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Taupo Museum & Art Gallery 870 m
Spa Thermal Park 1.9 km
Craters of the Moon Track 4.8 km
L'Arte 6.5 km
Huka Prawn Park 6.8 km
Maori Rock Carvings 8.0 km
Lava Glass 8.6 km
Lake Taupo 18.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Taupo Health Centre 210 m
Mathai Dental 250 m
Pak N Save 340 m
Pak'nSave 390 m
Post office 440 m
Pak'nSave Car Park 450 m
Canoe & Kayak 490 m
Travel Smart Taupo 500 m
Produce Valley 500 m
Taupo Travel Centre 520 m

Haka Lodge Taupo

56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Taupo Central part of Taupo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lake Taupo. This 4.5-star property features hot tub to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

770 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

670 meters to Great Lake Centre

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information."

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Hot tub

Golf course [on-site]

Luggage storage

Check-in [24-hour]

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportTaupo Airport (TUO)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at Haka Lodge Taupo

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

The Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds and 1 single be...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 king bed and...
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Shower
  • 8 bunk beds
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King Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Quad
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 queen bed
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1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 8 bunk bed...
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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Haka Lodge Taupo?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Haka Lodge Taupo?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Haka Lodge Taupo has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Haka Lodge Taupo?

Haka Lodge Taupo does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Haka Lodge Taupo?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Haka Lodge Taupo is Cobb & Co Station, 800 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Haka Lodge Taupo?

Restaurants including Sun Court Sushi, Spoon and Paddle and T.C.'s Restaurant are popular in Haka Lodge Taupo’s neighborhood which is known as Taupo Central.

What popular shopping places are close to Haka Lodge Taupo?

Shopping options in Haka Lodge Taupo’s Taupo Central neighborhood include Souvenir Outlet and Taupo Riverside Market.

What are popular attractions near Haka Lodge Taupo?

Haka Lodge Taupo’s location in the Taupo Central neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Taupo Museum & Art Gallery, Great Lake Centre and Automobile Association.

What popular beaches are close to Haka Lodge Taupo?

Haka Lodge Taupo’s Taupo Central neighborhood also includes Kinloch Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Haka Lodge Taupo?

Haka Lodge Taupo’s nearby natural sights include All Seasons Kiwi Holiday Park Taupo located in the same Taupo Central area.

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What people love about Haka Lodge Taupo

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Strategic location, close to the city center."

    Ho

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    October 10, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Would stay again."

    bernadette

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    September 18, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "My partner and I stayed here for one night only on our way through Taupo, and it is a well kept lodge with comfortable bedding and accommodating staff."

    Leesa

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    September 15, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 225 Taupo properties
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Room comfort score
8.9/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Service score
9/10
Cleanliness score
8.8/10
Better than
96
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Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
272 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Very friendly staff and easy to use .
Claire from New Zealand
Family with older children
More about Haka Lodge Taupo

More about Haka Lodge Taupo

Haka Lodge Taupo

Never miss a single attraction in Taupo when staying at Haka Lodge Taupo. Getting around in Taupo is easy when staying at this hostel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city. Located a mere 18.3 km from Lake Taupo, Haka Lodge Taupo is just steps away from a green and natural adventure.
At Haka Lodge Taupo, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Haka Lodge Taupo thanks to the hostel's laundromat and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
All rooms at Haka Lodge Taupo are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. Some rooms at Haka Lodge Taupo even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms.
In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal. Haka Lodge Taupo also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Haka Lodge Taupo has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Apart from amenities and services, Haka Lodge Taupo goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the hot tub, located right at the hostel. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's golf course on site, hiking trails and badminton court. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience Taupo like a true local. An afternoon of browsing the works at Taupo Museum & Art Gallery located 870 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Never forget your time in Taupo with a special gift or trinket from Lava Glass just 8.6 km away. The most famous landmark nearby is Huka Prawn Park just 6.7 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 97% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

27 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

View

3 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Badminton court
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Skiing
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Sofa
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Taupo Airport (TUO)
    5.8 km
  • Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
    67.6 km

Public transportation

  • Cobb & Co Station
    800 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Taupo Health Centre
    210 m

Shopping

  • Lava Glass
    8.6 km

Convenience store

  • Four Square
    520 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    500 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Taupo Museum & Art Gallery
    870 m
  • Spa Thermal Park
    1.9 km
  • Craters of the Moon Track
    4.8 km
  • L'Arte
    6.5 km
  • Huka Prawn Park
    6.8 km
  • Maori Rock Carvings
    8.0 km
  • Lava Glass
    8.6 km
  • Lake Taupo
    18.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Taupo Health Centre
    210 m
  • Mathai Dental
    250 m
  • Pak N Save
    340 m
  • Pak'nSave
    390 m
  • Post office
    440 m
  • Pak'nSave Car Park
    450 m
  • Canoe & Kayak
    490 m
  • Travel Smart Taupo
    500 m
  • Produce Valley
    500 m
  • Taupo Travel Centre
    520 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • The property does not have a 24-hour reception. Guests arriving after 08:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 30
  • Most recent renovation2015

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 NZD
Property announcements

Tax receipt is available at this property.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Haka Lodge Taupo from real guests

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8.6
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10
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.5
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.0
Value for money8.7
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9+ Exceptional (74)
8-9 Excellent (18)
7-8 Very Good (22)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (6)
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Jun - Aug (29)
Sep - Nov (26)
Dec - Feb (33)
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10.0
Exceptional
Ana from New Zealand
Couple
Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

A real Life Saver ”

Just what we needed after a very long drive. Room rate very affordable. Late checkin was organized as requested. Even checked out very early for our next league of journey without seeing someone at reception. They phoned us to process our stay. Sorry we had to get out early. No hassle at all. Great staff communication and a delightful short stay. Facilities were clean and surprisingly slept in a comfortable bed. Will stay again in the future.

Reviewed October 31, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Geny from New Zealand
Group
Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

The place was awesome ! I would definitely stay here for the next visit to taupo . ”

The staff was friendly and polite . Place was clean and the bed was comfortable too ! But unfortunately the heater was a bit too weak for cold night .

Reviewed October 03, 2019

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Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us your review! Great to hear you had an awesome time with us and liked our clean and cosy lodge. We do have spare heaters for next time available from reception to boost the ones on the walls, just let us know next time and we'll get you all set-up :-)

Responded October 07, 2019
Haka Lodge Taupo
10.0
Exceptional
Trish from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Economy Single
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Exceptional”

Due to a misunderstanding on my part when I booked in online not realizing the room I had booked was not wheelchair accessible the night security man went out of his way to make a couple of phone calls to get me a suitable room. The room was perfect Thankyou.

Reviewed February 28, 2022

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Kia ora Trish, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review, We are thrilled our team were able to help you out and that the room was perfect - we hope to welcome you again soon. Nga mihi Haka Lodge Taupo

Responded April 19, 2022
Haka Lodge Taupo
10.0
Exceptional
sri from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Privacy bed for backpacker.. feeling comfortable”

Just need more biggest billboard beside on the main road..but overall I'm very satisfied with the reasonable price.Thanks

Reviewed November 23, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Allen from Singapore
Group
1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Amazing stay in NZ Taupo”

The hostel is nice and friendly staff. it is located near to the city centre and with a nice view of Lake Taupo. The hostel is generally clean and tidy, within walking distance to supermarket and restaurants. The staff can provide you with information and makes bookings. The floor and upper bunk bed will creak sometimes when moving thou. But overall it is a nice and conducive hostel, worthy of its rating.

Reviewed March 04, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Claire from New Zealand
Family with teens
Quad
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Exceptional”

Very friendly staff and easy to use ...told where everything was etc...only stayed 1 night but would def stay again :)

Reviewed September 22, 2019

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Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review, Claire! Awesome to hear you had such a great stay with us and loved our amazing, friendly staff. Hope to see you again soon :-)

Responded September 26, 2019
Haka Lodge Taupo
8.4
Excellent
Marina from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Excellent”

I stayed at the Haka Lodge once before this, but it was the Auckland one, both are terrific! Great facilities, very clean and safe, great vibe but not noisy, good internet speed. This one even has a free hot pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is definitely my hostel of choice.

Reviewed February 27, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Iina
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Very good”

I never stay in a hostel (only if I don’t have another options), but can say that this one was actually quite nice! Good kitchen, peaceful, possibility to get a good sleep. Not so social place, didn’t talk with no one and normally in a hostel you will get to know at least your roommates.

Reviewed April 03, 2019

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Kia Ora and thank you for leaving us your review! We are happy you had a good hostel experience with us in Taupo. Love to hear that you had a good night sleep and a proper rest and hope you have an exciting adventure ahead, Haka Lodge Taupo

Responded April 29, 2019
Haka Lodge Taupo
7.6
Very good
Andrew from New Zealand
Couple
Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Nice place to stay in Taupo”

Clean and tidy place, staff is friendly. Bed in room 7 need to upgrade, springs already came off. Please check. Thanks.

Reviewed April 02, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Ana from Macau SAR, China
Solo traveler
Economy Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Very good”

Although all the rules we have to read, there was lots of noise.

Reviewed February 03, 2020

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6.8
Good
michael from New Zealand
Group
Quad
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Ideal location ”

Lodge is basic but comfy, reception staff friendly on arrival, we had an on - suit room which was ok for the money and easy walk to town. Bonus for us was the lake view from our balcony, don’t normally stay at backpackers but this was fine and would stay again

Reviewed March 14, 2022

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Kia ora Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again soon. Nga mihi Haka Lodge Taupo

Responded April 19, 2022
Haka Lodge Taupo
4.0
Kristian from Australia
Solo traveler
Economy Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Acceptable”

Far away from town itself. Hot water wasnt working. Very thin walls in private rooms.

Reviewed September 28, 2019

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Thanks for your feedback Kristian! We did discover that one of our gas hot water heaters wasn't working correctly (which affected the shared shower nearest your room, with the shared showers on the other side being unaffected) and got it fixed as soon as was possible, but apologies for the inconvenience! Definitely appreciate that a hot shower's a must-have in the cool Taupō winter. We're a little further from town than some, at a 5-10 minute walk, but we do find that it has some really nice benefits, like being away from night-life noise and affording us almost-unlimited on-street parking on our door-step to back-up our on-site parking spots. Thanks again and hope you enjoyed your time in Aotearoa New Zealand!

Responded September 30, 2019
Haka Lodge Taupo
10.0
Exceptional
Alexis from Malaysia
Couple
Economy Queen Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Great clean place with comfortable enough rooms”

Had the queen bed room with shared bathroom. Although my partner would have wished that the windows were not next to the common corridors, we were still fine with the arrangement. Decent facilities with the kitchen and common dining area with a rear view of Taupo from the outdoor seating area. Just a thought, perhaps provide oil, salt n pepper as complimentary condiments besides the coffee and tea? Staff were great and special mention to Morgan who was really accommodating and helpful with some local tours which we were eyeing. Love the hot tub! Keep it up, Haka Lodge!

Reviewed January 14, 2017

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Hi Alexis, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our staff aim to make your stay as welcoming and enjoyable as possible so it's great to hear such positive feedback. We do have a free shelf in the kitchen, which regularly holds salt, pepper, oil and spices, although during the busy periods these often go missing. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the use of our free hot tub and outdoor seating area. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again soon.

Responded June 12, 2017
Haka Lodge Taupo
10.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

Loved this hostel”

Stayed here four nights and didn't want to leave. There's quite a bit to see and do in Taupo and the hostel staff were so helpful at helping to organise anything and providing suggestions. The hostel was clean and tidy and everyone was friendly and sociable. Privacy curtains are a great added touch. This is my third Haka Lodge I have stayed in added and I wasn't disappointed.

Reviewed May 31, 2017

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Hi Rebecca. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with Haka!! We're very luck to have the beautiful Great Lake Taupo as our backyard and it's great to hear you were able to enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon.

Responded June 12, 2017
Haka Lodge Taupo
10.0
Exceptional
Giran from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

It's my one of the best backpacker!!”

Friendly, warm, fancy, clean, and clean, and clean!!!! If I stay one more day, I will stay Haka lodge Taupo again!

Reviewed August 01, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Sue-An from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Valueable. The best lodge I see compared to other ones though I hope they improve the cleanliness.”

It’s good but could be better. However they’re ald the new Lodge I see in Taupo. It’s valueable, it’s cleaner than other lodges even though to me this kind of ocd, the cleanliness can really be improved much more, the location is ok but if I’m old or have walking disabilities I wouldn’t say the same. The check in and out process is easier and you won’t encountered any problem in that. You can also store your baggage there. If I’m ever going to Taupo again, I’ll consider Haka Lodge Taupo again.

Reviewed March 06, 2018

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Thanks for your feedback, Sue-An! Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our check-in and -out nice and easy. While we are a little further out of town than some places, at a 5 - 10 minute walk, we do reap some nice benefits from it: Night-life noise is not a problem for us and we have virtually unlimited and free street-level parking to back up our on-site spaces. We'd definitely be interested in hearing more about any suggestions you might have to improve cleanliness, as we do consider that one of our highest priorities :-)

Responded May 13, 2018
Haka Lodge Taupo
10.0
Exceptional
Cynthia from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Amazing hostel ”

Cleanliness, location, value

I really loved this hostel. It's brand new and everything is really high quality. The kitchen is so big and fully stocked, the lounge is great, there's a hot tub, outdoor areas, great view, and is just a few minutes' walk to the lake and to the town center. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Actually, I checked out of my room at the required time of 10am, but was leaving Taupo on the bus at 1:30am. The staff were nice enough to keep my bag in reception till 8pm, when they closed. I got my bags but just hung out on their comfy sofas in the lounge, watching tv and using their fast, free wifi until midnight, when the lounge closed. This was way above and beyond what I expected! Oh, and my room, a private with ensuite bathroom, was impeccably clean, new, and had a tv. The other guests were very respectful and stuck to the quiet hours so I had a great time and definitely highly recommend!

Reviewed February 09, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Netherlands
Couple
Economy Double
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Double room, good value for money”

We stayed here before and knew Haka Taupo is a great hostel to stay at. We booked super late but it was all good. Always clean and nice staff to help you with anything.

Reviewed September 14, 2017

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Hi Daniel Thanks for your fantastic review. It's always great to see familiar faces and it was our pleasure to host you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Safe travels.

Responded September 14, 2017
Haka Lodge Taupo
9.2
Exceptional
Jaya from Netherlands
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Just GREAT”

I love de Haka lodges in NZ, they are by far the best accomodation for that price. It's clean, cosy and the beds are amazing (own curtain, outlet, lamp). The staff in this hostel is amazing, very friendly and there's enough space. Would reccommend!!!

Reviewed April 12, 2018

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Thank you so much for all the compliments! it's much appreciated! Glad to hear that you like the Haka Lodges so much and stayed in several off them. We are here to provide you with a good night sleep so getting compliments about our comfy and sturdy beds is always awesome. Hope you enjoyed yourself in this beautiful country! Cheers!

Responded April 21, 2018
Haka Lodge Taupo
10.0
Exceptional
Nicole from Germany
Solo traveler
Economy Single
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

awesome place in Taupo”

Really great backpacker hostel in Taupo. Roof top terrace with lake view. Clean shared bathrooms with soap. Towels included too. Great kitchen, big one with really lots of plates, cups and everything you need. Gotta love that place.

Reviewed March 10, 2017

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Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel, Nicole. We're so pleased you loved your stay with us - thanks for letting us be a part of your NZ experience! Enjoy the rest of your travels and we hope to see you again soon.

Responded June 12, 2017
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