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    Tiki Lodge

    104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330 - See map
    "You have free wifi, free breakfast, and clean facilities, very good option to stay in Taupo!"
    Hung - September 1, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.2 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.0 rating for cleanliness
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Ticket services

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Taupo in the last 24 hours

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    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.2/10
    Review score - United States
    8.6/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money9.1
    Distance to city center0.5 Km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportTaupo Airport (TUO)
    Distance to airport5.6 km

    Rooms available at Tiki Lodge

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Standard Room
    Family Standard Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    6 Share Mixed Private Bathroom
    6 Share Mixed Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 bunk beds
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    5 bedded Room
    5 bedded Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • 1 single bed and 4 bunk bed...
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    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 6 bunk bed...
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    Room - Women Only
    Room - Women Only
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      What people love about Tiki Lodge

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "Location was great -- close to the lake & shops."

        Faith

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        November 22, 2016

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "Near the center and with private parking."

        Harald

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        January 3, 2019

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "We had a nice stay at the Tiki Lodge."

        Faith

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        November 22, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent

      "Great for what we paid for very warm and comfortable."

      Sandi

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      July 9, 2018

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      10 mentions
      Internet
      6 mentions
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      6 mentions
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      What they offer

      8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The front desk staff were helpful and friendly."

      Jazmen

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      January 10, 2019

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      Most helpful reviews for Tiki Lodge
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019
      Dormitory
      Very good7.6
      Very goodSockets not enough in the room, esp when most travelers ues adapters occupying much bigger space. Btw, there's heater in the room, but roommate wasn't being nice and not allowing me to turn it on( she would turn it off ), waking up cold in the morning.
      LipingReviewed May 03, 2019
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019
      Exceptional10.0
      ExcellentLoved the stay, a returning customer!
      Aaronfrom SingaporeReviewed May 15, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
      Dormitory
      Exceptional10.0
      UnexpectedClean facilities. Accommodating staffs. Wifi code for the duration of stay. I actually booked my stay here only to find out hours before boarding that my bus would be on the nexr weekend. So I just emailed them not to expect my arrival at dawn. They asked me the next day if I will arrive for my 2nd night and I told them I won't. I decided to just let it pass as it was my mistake but they offered to reschedule it and just let me pay the difference. Really really appreciate it.
      gildafrom New ZealandReviewed September 24, 2017
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2017
      Dormitory
      Exceptional10.0
      Heater in room & fireplace in lounge, great shower, location, service, free brekkie & parking & wifiPros: everything mentioned in title and it's clean too, huge kitchen with cooking, storing and heating facilities. Big backyard to chill or hang clothes. Towel hire $2 so worth it, big water absorbing towel!! Pretty much facing Lake Taupo and Thea and the other male receptionist were extremely nice, friendly and answers all questions although special note to male receptionist-no the alpine crossing is defo not easy esp in winter, be prepared before you go, haha Cons: Mattress very very noisy, springy and uncomfortable (this was a big problem for me and everyone in the room) AND 4 plug points in the room to 7 beds (wasn't a major problem for me but one chick found it annoying) Thanks Tiki for your kind hospitality!
      Gurdipfrom MalaysiaReviewed June 18, 2017
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016
      Dormitory
      Exceptional9.2
      Nice hostel & hotelin a good location, kitchen is well stocked, helpful staff. Nice comen area nice view of lake, sister hostel good for bar good price drinks just around corner but much louder, meal deal not the best best to just use the kitchen has oven so can make a pizza..
      Richardfrom United StatesReviewed December 23, 2016

      Reviews of Tiki Lodge from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.6
      Excellent
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      Rating via Agoda8.9
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      Cleanliness9.0
      Facilities8.7
      Location8.9
      Room comfort and quality8.3
      Service9.2
      Value for money9.1
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      6-7 Good (3)
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      7.6
      Very good
      Liping
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Very good”

      Sockets not enough in the room, esp when most travelers ues adapters occupying much bigger space. Btw, there's heater in the room, but roommate wasn't being nice and not allowing me to turn it on( she would turn it off ), waking up cold in the morning.

      Reviewed May 03, 2019

      Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write us a review apologies for the other guests and their bulky plugs which is a constant issue and something out of our control but had you come and spoken to us we could have lent you a smaller NZ USB adaptor or extension cables. Thank you again :-)

      Responded May 30, 2019
      Tiki Lodge
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Aaron from Singapore
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Excellent”

      Loved the stay, a returning customer!

      Reviewed May 15, 2019

      Thank you very much for your review and nice to hear you returned to us :-)

      Responded May 30, 2019
      Tiki Lodge
      10.0
      Exceptional
      gilda from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

      Unexpected”

      Clean facilities. Accommodating staffs. Wifi code for the duration of stay. I actually booked my stay here only to find out hours before boarding that my bus would be on the nexr weekend. So I just emailed them not to expect my arrival at dawn. They asked me the next day if I will arrive for my 2nd night and I told them I won't. I decided to just let it pass as it was my mistake but they offered to reschedule it and just let me pay the difference. Really really appreciate it.

      Reviewed September 24, 2017

      Thank you Gilda, I remember you staying and no problem at all regarding rescheduling your stay. If you give us notice as you did we will try our best to reschedule and happy to say we could :-) Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand

      Responded November 15, 2017
      Tiki Lodge
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gurdip from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

      Heater in room & fireplace in lounge, great shower, location, service, free brekkie & parking & wifi”

      Pros: everything mentioned in title and it's clean too, huge kitchen with cooking, storing and heating facilities. Big backyard to chill or hang clothes. Towel hire $2 so worth it, big water absorbing towel!! Pretty much facing Lake Taupo and Thea and the other male receptionist were extremely nice, friendly and answers all questions although special note to male receptionist-no the alpine crossing is defo not easy esp in winter, be prepared before you go, haha Cons: Mattress very very noisy, springy and uncomfortable (this was a big problem for me and everyone in the room) AND 4 plug points in the room to 7 beds (wasn't a major problem for me but one chick found it annoying) Thanks Tiki for your kind hospitality!

      Reviewed June 18, 2017

      Thank you Gurdip for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us but apologise you found the bed uncomfortable - we are in the process of updating the mattresses and try to get ones that will suit everyones preferences. With regards to minimal plug sockets apologies for this we do put extension cables in the room but unfortunately these do get taken or moved at times had reception been informed we would have located another for your room. Callum has since done the crossing and he enjoyed it he is now more aware of the conditions etc and aware that everyones level of fitness may differ etc and advises accordingly. Thank you gain and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in New Zealand, Thea :-)

      Responded July 10, 2017
      Tiki Lodge
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Richard from United States
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Nice hostel & hotel”

      in a good location, kitchen is well stocked, helpful staff. Nice comen area nice view of lake, sister hostel good for bar good price drinks just around corner but much louder, meal deal not the best best to just use the kitchen has oven so can make a pizza..

      Reviewed December 23, 2016

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review - apologies for the delay in responding we are now under new management and take every review good or bad seriously - our aim is to make Tiki a home from home and that guests have an enjoyable, comfortable and memorable stay :-)

      Responded May 06, 2018
      Tiki Lodge
      8.0
      Excellent
      Faith from Australia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      Good value for money”

      We had a nice stay at the Tiki Lodge. Good value for money because of parking availability, free internet & they provide breakfast as well! The room and bathroom were clean. Location was great -- close to the lake & shops.

      Reviewed November 22, 2016

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review - apologies for the delay in responding we are now under new management and take every review good or bad seriously - our aim is to make Tiki a home from home and that guests have an enjoyable, comfortable and memorable stay :-)

      Responded May 06, 2018
      Tiki Lodge
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jazmen from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      Overall the Tiki Lodge was acceptable.”

      Overall, the Tiki lodge was good. The front desk staff were helpful and friendly. The location is great. You can walk to the Lake front and restaurants. The bunk beds could be better. The top bunk is so low where the person on the bottom bunk can't even sit up in the bed; they have to lay down when in the bed. The showers and sinks could be cleaned better. When many people are using facilities, its helpful to have them cleaned more regularly.

      Reviewed January 10, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Nicolas
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Best hostel in New Zealand ”

      Nice place with cool common areas, rooms and kitchen. The staff was really nice and helpful.

      Reviewed May 20, 2019

      Thank you very much for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us :-)

      Responded May 30, 2019
      Tiki Lodge
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Lena from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      My favorite place!!”

      It'a an awesome place to meet people, and the breakfast is really good, too!

      Reviewed February 16, 2019

      Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ :-)

      Responded May 30, 2019
      Tiki Lodge
      8.8
      Excellent
      Sze from Malaysia
      Group
      Family Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Strategic location”

      Comfortable stay. Free breakfast is an adding point.

      Reviewed January 14, 2019

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review and glad you had a comfortable stay :-)

      Responded May 30, 2019
      Tiki Lodge
      8.0
      Excellent
      Harald from Austria
      Couple
      Family Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Good Price and great value ”

      Spacious room, Terrace, big kitchen. What else you are searching for? Near the center and with private parking.

      Reviewed January 03, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ho from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      good loction, close to town centre, spaced and clean room”

      love the view of the balcony! perfect sunset location!

      Reviewed October 09, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      norsianti from Malaysia
      Couple
      Family Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      good”

      i love this place and the staff was very kind and their kitchen was clean

      Reviewed September 28, 2018

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review and so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels around New Zealand. :-)

      Responded October 02, 2018
      Tiki Lodge
      8.8
      Excellent
      Sandi from New Zealand
      Group
      Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

      Value for money”

      Great for what we paid for very warm and comfortable. We got a private room with an ensuite, the toilet flush button was a bit temperamental but the shower was hot with lots of pressure. Free parking, free breakfast and free wifi were all a bonus. We arrived a bit late but they had our room key out and waiting for us.

      Reviewed July 09, 2018

      Thank yo very much for taking the time to write us a review and lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay - apologies for the temperamental flush but we have since replaced the cistern and all is working well now :-)

      Responded August 01, 2018
      Tiki Lodge
      8.0
      Excellent
      KAM
      Group
      Family Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Good experience for single or multiple travelers”

      2 floors. 1st floor has a reception and 2 family ensuite rooms. 2nd floor has tv room, common area, kitchen, dorm rooms, shared bathroom and a balcony. This lodge is close to coast side. You can see part of the sunset together with a bit of the coast view of Lake Taupo.

      Reviewed December 29, 2017

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky with our location close to the lake with views of the mountains and also being close to town is a bonus but far away not to be disturbed by the bars and clubs. Thank You again Thea :-)

      Responded January 04, 2018
      Tiki Lodge
      8.0
      Excellent
      Cleo from France
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

      Horrible beds...but otherwise ok. ”

      Horrible beds. Really uncomfortable and I was not the only one thinking this. Wifi works only for one device at the time and you have to ask a new code everyday... Bathrooms are clean. Breakfast is basic but do the trick. Lack of plugs in the bedrooms. Common areas are nice.

      Reviewed August 29, 2017

      Hi Cleo, apologies for only now responding to your review. I've recently taken over as manager and just noticed nobody had responded to your comments. Apologies you found the beds to be uncomfortable we have since replaced some of the old mattresses for new ones not long after your stay with us. With regards to you comments re wifi - it is possible to use on multiple devices you just have to log out of one to use the other. The reason we cannot give you one per device is that if everyone has 2 devices working at the same time it slows down the wifi speed etc, unfortunately the code only lasts 24 hours so you do need to come and get another if you are staying more than 24hours but reception is open from 8 until 8 so plenty of time to get another :-) Glad to hear you enjoyed the free breakfast and our common areas within the hostel and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand

      Responded December 23, 2017
      Tiki Lodge
      5.7
      Judy from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

      Basic room on the edge of town”

      Room is clean, front desk was nice, close to the lake

      The room is basic, no fridge in the room, free wifi is not included. There is kitchen but it's not 24 hours. There is a tv room that's 24 hours. This place looks family run, the common areas were kept near and tidy. This place is located on the edge of town, but the town is not that small so it's still walkable.

      Reviewed September 27, 2014

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review - apologies for the delay in responding we are now under new management and take every review good or bad seriously - our aim is to make Tiki a home from home and that guests have an enjoyable, comfortable and memorable stay :-)

      Responded May 06, 2018
      Tiki Lodge
      8.7
      Excellent
      Samantha from Australia
      Couple
      Family Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in November 2013

      Pleasant”

      Private bathroom, close to everything, accommodating staff

      We arrived early and the reception lady was very kind to us. Not only did she put out things in storage but put them in our rooms when we arrived when the room was available. Sharing the private bathroom was not an issue at all and we didn't have to queue at any time. Location was close to all the areas I wanted and needed to visit and overall, it was a pleasant stay.

      Reviewed November 19, 2013

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review - apologies for the delay in responding we are now under new management and take every review good or bad seriously - our aim is to make Tiki a home from home and that guests have an enjoyable, comfortable and memorable stay :-)

      Responded May 06, 2018
      Tiki Lodge
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sharon from New Zealand
      Group
      Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

      Exceptional”

      Tiki Lodge is a lovely place to stay, staff friendly and helpful

      Reviewed March 05, 2019

      Thank you very much for your review :-) and glad you enjoyed your stay

      Responded May 30, 2019
      Tiki Lodge
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sai from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Clean, Comfortable & Free Breakfast”

      Didn't expect a free breakfast. Good for Backpacker. Clean room and washroom. Bed is comfortable.

      Reviewed July 24, 2018

      Kia Ora thank you for taking the time to write us a review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. :-)

      Responded August 01, 2018
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