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About Haka Lodge Taupō

Kia ora, welcome to the best backpacker accommodation in Taupō. We have a range of shared dorm rooms and private rooms that are well suited to those travelling solo, as a couple, or in small groups. We’re also just a short (5 minute) walk from Lake Taupō.

Haka Lodge Taupō’s facilities are some of the best in town. We have a large outdoor area with a barbecue, fully equipped shared kitchen, and comfy social lounge area.

Haka Lodge Taupo
Haka Lodge Taupo


Find the budget accommodation that suits you most. We have 29 rooms with a mixture of shared dorm rooms (featuring our amazing custom built bunk beds) and private rooms (some with ensuite bathrooms) with space for up to 109 guests.

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Private Rooms
Haka Lodge Taupo
Dorm Rooms
Lodge Features

Free Unlimited Wifi

Quality Bunk Beds

Luggage Storage

Laundry Facilities

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Spacious Lounge

Linen Provided

Towel Hire

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Activity Bookings

Hot Tub (currently closed)

Part of the Haka Lodges Network

Read more about our facilities and what makes Haka Lodge Taupō the best backpackers in town.

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The Haka Lodge Taupō Team

Come and enjoy the very best hospitality from our awesome team. These wonderful people know all there is to know about what to see and do in Taupō, and are here to help you get the very most out of your visit.


Taupō Lodge Manager
Originally from Germany, my passion for travel took me backpacking around the world a few times until an epic tour of NZ with my brother back in 2003. We fell in love with the long wide cloud and never looked back. I found my passion with the Youth & Backpacker Tourism many years ago back in Wellington hosting Backpackers before they crossed the Cook Strait, a few years back we relocated to Taupō to seek a better life & work balance and enjoy more time with my beautiful daughters. If you can’t find me pottering around the Hostel, guaranteed you will find me somewhere by the lake, swimming, fishing or some other mischief.

Haka Lodge Taupo

You can see Lake Taupō from our property because it’s at the end of our street! Also in five-minute walking distance are a selection of supermarkets, pubs, cafes and bars.

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Much of the signage around our hostel is in Māori. This is to encourage you, our travellers, to explore Māori language, and also as a reminder to ourselves of our commitment to the traditional Māori value manaakitanga. This is the act of hospitality where guests arrive as manuhiri (visitors) and leave as whānau (family).

Haka Lodge Locations

Love what we do? Then stay with us in our other locations around New Zealand

Haka Passport

On your first visit with us, pick up a Haka Passport which gives you discounts on subsequent stays at our lodges, it also gives you some discounts in Taupō and beyond.