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Bobs Hostel Hostel

8 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand

When visiting Taupo and looking for a friendly and inviting place to stay, check in to Bobs Hostel. Our hostel is located in an iconic building built in the 1950s and is now in need of serious TLC and thanks to new management, it is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and finally getting the upgrade it deserves! Read more

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

The Great Adventure Tourism Company Ltd.
TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. PAYMENT & IDENTIFICATION
A valid credit card is required to reserve all bookings and may be used as security against your stay in our hostel and key bond. A valid International Passport and credit card is also required to validate your stay on arrival.
2. CANCELLATIONS
Notice of cancellation is required no later than 24hours prior to check in date. If you do not notify in sufficient time a charge equal to the first night stay will still be payable. Should you wish to shorten a reservation after arrival the cost of the entire stay may still be payable. Charges are at the discretion of management.
3. MINIMUM AGE LIMIT
Guest minimum age limit is 18 years if travelling alone. Children welcome in private rooms with parents or guardian.
4. CHECK IN TIMES
Check in times are from 2:00pm and strictly no later than 9:30 pm. No check ins will be allowed after this time as the reception and hostel main doors will be closed. Failing to check in by 9:30pm will be considered a No Show and guest will be charged for the first night stay. We do not offer a 24- hour reception.
5. KEY & HIRE/LOAN ITEMS
Should you not return your keys or hostel items before checking out or lose your keys, a minimum $50 fee per set will be payable /charged.
6. OCCUPANCY TERMS
The number of guests occupied in the room shall not exceed the number of guests booked. Should we observe that this occupancy has been exceeded overnight, a $50 penalty will apply. We also reserve the right to terminate the reservation for any breaches at any time, without a refund.
7. CHECK OUT TIMES
Check out times are no later than 10:00am to allow our cleaning team to start. If you are leaving before 8am please advise reception the night prior. Keys must be left in the key drop box. Once guests have checked out they may wait in the guest lounge.
8. SMOKE/FIRE ALARMS
Smoking is NOT permitted at any time within the building. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of a minimum of $300.00 to cover additional cleaning costs and room closures. Should smoking or tampering with smoke detectors in a room activate the fire alarm system, penalty costs of $1500.00 may be applicable.
Triggering the Hostel fire alarm system, through negligence including while cooking, may incur penalty charges. Fire Services charge a minimum of $1500 per fire truck that attends a false alarm callout.
9. ALCOHOL & DISTURBANCES
Alcohol can be consumed in moderation in the common areas guest lounges and kitchen/dining room only. In consideration of all guests no alcohol can be consumed after 10pm. Alcohol must NOT be consumed in guest room or bathrooms. Guests causing a disturbance to other guests or staff will have their reservation terminated without a refund.
10. AFTER HOURS CALL OUT FEE
If a guest loses their keys and requires staff to open the hostel doors/room for them between 11pm - 7:00am there will be a $50 call out charge payable.
11. DAMAGES or THEFT
The person(s) registering as the guest(s) will be liable for any loss or damage to appliances, furniture, keys, fixtures & all fittings of the hostel. This hostel will not be responsible for, or liable to compensate for the loss, theft or damage of personal property on, or brought into the hostel building. Where guests sign for and on behalf of a business or authority, and in the event that the business or authority is unable to or refuses to pay any amount due, the Guest(s) shall be liable to pay on demand any amount owing by the business or authority under this agreement.
12. EXTRA CLEANING CHARGES
A reasonable standard of cleanliness is expected to be maintained in your room. Excessive mess (for example smoking, spilled alcohol, being sick in rooms) that require extra cleaning and/or room closure will incur additional cleaning charges which will be automatically charged to the credit card supplied.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Taupo?

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When visiting Taupo and looking for a friendly and inviting place to stay, check in to Bobs Hostel. Our hostel is located in an iconic building built in the 1950s and is now in need of serious TLC and thanks to new management, it is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and finally getting the upgrade it deserves! Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 2 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 2

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 3 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 3

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 4 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 3 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Basic Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 1 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 6 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 6

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Bobs Hostel

Under Refurbishment and New ownership.

Our hostel is located in an iconic building built in the 1950s and is now in need of serious TLC and thanks to new management, it is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and finally getting the upgrade it deserves!

Every room and all common areas will be 'refreshed' and we thank guests for their patience and understanding during this process - we know it will be worth the wait!

Beds from just $19.00!
While rooms wait for their upgrade we have reduced the rates, starting from as little as $19 per night for a dorm bed - crazy we know!

Our first refurbished rooms will be available soon – so do watch this space!

Beds-over-a- Bar just $15 per night Thursday to Saturday!
But wait there’s more - if you can sleep through a rock concert, we have slashed rates even more? ?

Grab a Beds-over-a- bar on Thursday – Saturday night and your free earplugs for just $15. Guests in these rooms will experience noise disturbance from the downstairs bar particularly on late nights Thursday to Saturday. (As it is a separate business we are unable to regulate the music)

Accommodation Information

4 bed female dorm
6 bed mixed dorm
Double room - private bathroom
Private room - shared bathroom

Location Information

Taupo is located in the center of the North Island of New Zealand. We are on the shores of New Zealand's largest fresh water lake and we also boast the best trout fishing in the world!

At the heart of thermal country, we are close to many active 'hot spots' offering thermal parks to tour and hot pools to swim in. We also offer a fantastic range of adventure activities such as sky diving, jet boating and white water rafting.

And only an hours drive from the beautiful Tongariro crossing!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.