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Reviews of Tiki Lodge

Hostel | 104 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo, New Zealand 3330

86.4% Overall Rating

65 out of 74 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/12/2013)

Natalie McDonald thinks…

"The room was big, the bathroom was clean, the hostel felt secure and the staff were very helpful."

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Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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86.4%

Overall Rating

65 out of 74 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Tiki Lodge'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
81.6%
Value
87.2%
Safety
92.0%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Steve Smith

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 June 2014 Steve would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and tide with great off street parking

Disliked: Steve left no negative feedback.

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

Victoria Kowoll

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 April 2014 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, lots of things to use for cooking, nice staff

Disliked: To many rules concerning alcohol, feeling a bit like a small child, but maybe they had good reasons for it :-)

The property's response is...

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

Natalie McDonald

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 December 2013 Natalie would recommend this property

Liked: The room was big, the bathroom was clean, the hostel felt secure and the staff were very helpful.

Disliked: The room was so hot! We had the afternoon sun streaming in the windows and even though the windows were open the room did not cool down all night which made for an uncomfortable sleep both nights we stayed here. There was a small fan fitted in the room but only circulated the warm air already in the room and was too small to effectively cool us down. If staying in summer I would recommend an east facing room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was close to everything, very clean and not noisy the spa was also nice to chill in.

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Karen Gardham

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 October 2013 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, roomy dorms, separate TV rooms, quiet when I wanted to sleep, helpful woman on reception (the owner), well equipped kitchen

Disliked: Karen left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Laura Foster

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 February 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. staff gave advice on tours.

Disliked: The owners children were often at the reception, when I needed advice i had to ask the children to get their parents. Felt a bit weird. Although, maybe they are entrepreneurs in the making.

The property's response is...

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

Alanah Lynch

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2013 Alanah would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean, nice and our room was spacious and everything was clean and it had everything we needed to make it a very enjoyable stay. Loved my stay here.

Disliked: Alanah left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

REGINA NEULANDNER

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2012 REGINA would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Great view to lake from balcony.

Disliked: Old carpets.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

24 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was friendly and helpful, kitchen had all the appliances and dishware to prepare own meals, the location was good as it was in walking distance to the city center, my family and I stayed in the private room that had its own washroom which was kept nice and clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were nice

Disliked: A bit too many rules. its good for the savety but im not 12 anymore and know how to behave in a hostel

The property's response is...

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

Patricia Denise de Man

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2012 Patricia Denise would recommend this property

Liked: clean!! nice staff! good location

Disliked: matresses could be better..

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice Place to meet nice people / not the Kiwi Experience guys... I like the balkon and sunset there / it was quite and really clean. I would stay there again!

Disliked: The owner was not really open for a chat!

The property's response is...

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
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely friendly and helpful staff! Clean Kitchen and Bathrooms!

Disliked: Kind of impersonal

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

Helen Robinson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 April 2011 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Location, good facilities, very clean, good range of activities on offer.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Riya Chopra

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2011 Riya would recommend this property

Liked: Really really clean and modern. Great location in town and right near the Lake. Very clean bathroom facilities. TV room with small kitchen area open 24 hours. Quiet.

Disliked: Nothing at all.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to town and lake

Disliked: Kitchen was cramped at meal times, best to avoid between 6.30pm and 8pm. Also lounge and kitchen locked at 10.30.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

27 February 2011

Liked: The lounge and terrace

Disliked: Unfriendly and unhelpful reception staff

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the lake, within walking distance to town. Quiet at night, no traffic or party noise. Memory card readers and CD burners in the computers.

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms. Internet was expensive compared to other hostels ($6 an hour) and very slow.

The property's response is...

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

Katalin Kovacs Borne

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

16 January 2011 Katalin would recommend this property

Liked: The place was clean, tidy and really safe.

Disliked: The location a bit disappointed me otherwise everything was fine.

The property's response is...

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

Emma J

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2011 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: New facilities, very clean. Great big kitchen and outdoor balcony. Bathrooms were clean and provided hairdryers, great showers.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2010

Liked: Location was good, showers and bathrooms were clean. Hairdryers in bathroom were useful feature but not sure how safe having electric hairdryers right above the sink units is!A great kitchen with good equipment and really nice tables and benches at which to eat.

Disliked: In my view I'm not sure why the Lonely Planet rates this hostel so highly. it was just average for me, the decor felt dark and a bit drab and I didn't find the staff particularly friendly or helpful. The main kitchen and lounge area are locked at 10.30pm which is pretty early, only leaving a very small lounge area open which isn't big enough for more than 6 or so guests at a time. Plastic covered duvets (with covers though)-YUCK!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

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

16 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property was fairly new safe and secure. It also had Off road parking which was useful for me

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Daniel, the owner, was extremely helpful when trying to book trips.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

16 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is very close to the shops so it's very handy if walking around the town. It's very tidy and comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxing and it was a great place to meet new people.

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good size and clean kitchen

Disliked: Someone stole my food...no fault of the hostel though!


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