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We’re extremely proud of the awards our premium backpacker accommodation has won, but don’t take out word for it – see what our guests have to say about Haka Lodge Taupō.

Pleasant stay in a good location. I stayed in my own room which was pretty quiet, very clean and an easy walk to the waterfront and the town centre. Also, the shower facility was good. Taupo is an easy place to stay for a short or long visit. I really enjoyed being able to get to the waterfront in just a few minutes to go for my morning run. All in all, it was a good place to stay.


Tidy and comfortable. We had our own room, it was clean and tidy. The shared facilities where immaculate and everyone was sooo nice. Best pie shop ever 10 minute walk away (top of rifle range rd) Short walk to town, great place, easy accessible


We stayed for one night on our week long drive through North Island. Really nice hostel styled like an old motel. Great value. Reception was very welcoming and advised that we head up to Huka Falls before dark. The room itself was compact but really comfy. Plenty of parking too.


Our double ensuite was ground level facing the parking lot, which wasn't great, but it was cozy and had its own fridge. Staff were friendly, as were other travelers we met in the kitchen, and laundry was convenient.


Cozy, quiet, comfy, and clean! This was my second time at Haka Lodge Taupō. Management and staff are friendly, the beds are comfortable (the privacy curtain is amazing), and the facilities are always clean. There is als free coffee, tea, and unlimited wifi. Love this hostel!!


Great atmosphere just a little noisy. Our stay was good and comfortable. My only comment was that noise does travel through the walls if you are sensitive and even though the room had it's own bathroom it was right next to the shared bathroom.


Excellent, a very good price and very good services. The hostel is an excellent choice to stay. The rooms have enough space, beds are comfortable and curtains gives a little more of privacy. Rooms, bathrooms and kitchen are very clean as well as the commons spaces. The locations is good, just a few blocks from the city center. The staff is very friendly.

Julian vera

Clean, friendly, everything you need and more. Beds are really comfy and have privacy curtains and lights. Sheets are clean and the pillows are plush. The person on reception was really friendly. Had a lounge where you can chill and have a drink, play a board game, watch TV, chat, etc.

Kyle B

Great stay. Excellent accommodation (5 beds & ensuite) with excellent facilities. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining areas come with superb views of the lake and mountains. walking distance from town, cafes & restaurants.


Nicest Hostel and Staff. Loved every bit of this hostel. Beds were clean, comfy and had a bit of privacy with the curtain. Small toilet and shower en suite were very handy. Kitchen was well equipped, got a little busy at dinner time but I believe there is a second kitchen that could be used if required. People were nice and sociable, front desk staff were all friendly and happy to help with anything. Would definitely recommend this hostel, and I believe they have other branches across NZ.

Callum K