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Rainbow Lodge Backpackers

Hostel | 99 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, New Zealand 3330

89.1% Overall Rating

73 out of 80 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/04/2015)

"Just a few minutes walk from the Centre, friendly and helpful staff. Off street parking is very safe and cconvenient."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Taupo?

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New Zealands first purpose built backpackers, we offer free pick up and drop off from bus station. Free sauna, global gossip internet, underfloor heating for winter giving you a cosy nights sleep. We can book your skydive and Tongariro Crossing, and all adventure trips. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

9 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

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3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double (Shared bathroom)

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Budget Double (Private bathroom)


Twin (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Rainbow Lodge Backpackers

Rainbow Lodge was purpose designed & built for the needs of travellers by Mark Dumble 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.

Location Information

Taupo enjoys a small village atmosphere and a location on the shores of the country's largest lake with a backdrop of majestic volcanoes and mountain ranges.

We are on the fringe of the downtown shopping area - a five to ten minute walk will take you across downtown.

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