Haka Lodge Taupo

56 Kaimanawa StreetTaupo3330New Zealand
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About Haka Lodge Taupo

Haka Lodge Taupo is a hostel-style property with both private and shared rooms that sits just 650 metres from the waterfront in the town of Taupo on New Zealand's North Island.

Shared rooms are equipped with bunk beds, each of which has a power outlet, reading light, and privacy curtain. Lockers are supplied as well. Private rooms include a flat-screen television, while private apartments include a kitchenette.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel and there is also a hot tub, volleyball court and barbecue area. The property has a common kitchen and a tour desk as well.

A popular breakfast spot called the Spoon & Paddle is just 400 metres from the property, while Plateau Bar + Eatery is 650 metres away. PAK'nSAVE grocery store is a seven-minute walk from Haka Lodge Taupo.

The hostel is about a kilometre from a waterfront park called Tongariro Domain and is less than two kilometres from the thermal pools at Warm Water Beach.


56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7)3770068 | Fax: +64(7)3789612 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Nice kitchen area

There is a common kitchen at the hostel and travellers love having access to this amenity because it makes it easy for them to cook for themselves. Visitors say that the kitchen is well-equipped and kept remarkably clean.

Helpful, friendly staff

Guests of the hostel love the staff, calling them friendly and accommodating. Visitors appreciate the attitudes of the staff members, mentioning that they often go out of their way to assist with directions and recommendations.

Convenient downtown location

Being located near the heart of Taupo means that the hostel is close to all of the town's main attractions, such as the waterfront. Visitors also report that the property is close to numerous restaurants and a supermarket, making it easy to find something to eat.

Negative Reviews

Walls are too thin

Thin walls at the hostel mean that guests can hear other people talking in neighbouring rooms throughout their stays. Travellers find this noise disruptive, particularly late at night when they're trying to sleep.

Small rooms

Both the private and shared rooms are small, according to visitors, which doesn't leave them with enough space when the rooms are at capacity. Guests say that there isn't enough room for people and luggage in the rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 690 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.1 /10
  • ebookers.com
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.2 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 690 reviews