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Reviews of YHA Taupo

Hostel | 56 Kaimanawa St, Taupo, New Zealand 5602

83.5% Overall Rating

56 out of 64 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/11/2013)

"The bedrooms were clean, tidy and modern. Loved the little sun deck outside of our room!"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.86

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

YHA Cancellations Policy • To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. • For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. • For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. • Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. • If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

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83.5%

Overall Rating

56 out of 64 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Taupo'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
79.2%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
81.6%
Safety
84.0%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kerry Coxon

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 March 2014 Kerry would recommend this property

Liked: A very clean and nice place, in a beautiful area, defo recommend

Disliked: There is nothing i disliked

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff. Really good kitchen facilities. Clean place.

Disliked: No real atmosphere.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bedrooms were clean, tidy and modern. Loved the little sun deck outside of our room!

Disliked: The showers/toilets are unisex and weren't very clean.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

19 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to town

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap, but clean and really good! Better then what I expected.

Disliked: -All good-

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elae Kim

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 September 2013 Elae would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. Nice staff members. Single private unit recommended.

Disliked: nothing really..

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen The view Close supermarkets

Disliked: NO free internt No free breakfast the beds were so close

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view on the terrace and friendly staff.

Disliked: Not enough toilets and showers. Not enough power supply outlets.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

20 July 2013

Liked: Nice and helpful staff that gave us city maps and advised us where we could find the cheapest bicycle rentals.

Disliked: That the spa was not working. That the beds where very small. That the bathroom was very cold. That the kitchen had a weird smell and was quite dirty.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close (5 min walking) to the city center and to the lakefront. Very clean. Friendly staff. Big rooms. Very good atmosphere, easy to socialise, I met the best people there and had a wonderful time! :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kelly Rosiles-Villagomez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 October 2012 Kelly would recommend this property

Liked: Cleaner than most hostels I've been to Was very cheap

Disliked: More for older people Too quiet A bit off town

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2012

Liked: Staff were friendly and helpful, plenty of kitchen facilities and clean.

Disliked: To go to any of the toilets / shower rooms you have to go outside to get to them, maybe nice in the hot summer but not in winter during rain and storms. No mention of this anywhere. No lift either so not good for big/heavy bags however there is a ramp round the back of building that can be used, not fun in the rain though. no hot water in kitchen so unable to get hot drinks etc

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean Staff very nice Good kitchen

Disliked: Clean Staff very nice Good kitchen

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ying-Cheng Lai

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2012 Ying-Cheng would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen & rooms are very clean and tidy. They even have a rice cooker! That's very convient for Asian who used to eat rice.

Disliked: Ying-Cheng left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

WILLIAM MOORE

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2012 WILLIAM would recommend this property

Liked: It was as described and good value for money too!..

Disliked: Nothing really at all.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Yvonne Sommerfeldt Stava

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 April 2012 Yvonne Sommerfeldt would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were helpful. Kitchen was well equipped. Felt safe and secure.

Disliked: Whenever I stay at an YHA hostel I feel like I'm back at primary school on a school trip, this place does lack charm. Showers and toilets were not clean and full of cobwebs, not pleasant when you're as afraid of spides as I am.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Rachel Cronin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2012 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big kitchen and lots of fridge space. Helpful staff.

Disliked: I was only there for one night but would not have liked to have stayed there for too long in the winter - it is built like a portacabin so it is very cold and noisy. Also, the whole place shakes when the washing machines are on which is a bit annoying.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and comfortable, good facilities.

Disliked: Crowded kitchen

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms, good kitchen with enough space, nice terrace area, good tv room withlots of DVD's

Disliked: Could do with lockers in the dorm rooms.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the athmosphere.the terrasse with a nice view

Disliked: no lockers,had some bad experience with my room mates so i would have prefered more savety.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Duncan Galloway

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2012 Duncan would recommend this property

Liked: YHA Taupo is a great Hostel with friendly staff. Its near the bus stop, supermarket and the Lake itself. It has an amazing view from the Balcony, extensive selection of Videos/DVDs and a Ping Pong table.

Disliked: Nothng

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms, good tv room and kitchen, very helpful staff

Disliked: having to go outside to go to the bathroom especially when it was so cold!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Adam osman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2011 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, with good facilities.

Disliked: The room had old towels left in it from previous guests behind the door, and was missing a pillowcase, luckily i travel with my own and had to use that as we'd arrived after hours. apart from that an adequate hostel

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the bus station and "downtown"

Disliked: Small rooms

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's location

Disliked: nothing to dislike


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