Taupo Urban Retreat

Urban is a top rated hostel in New Zealand with a fantastic central location, free Wi-Fi and Internet and a sociable guest bar with cheap drinks everyday. Come and enjoy our fun and relaxed atmosphere!

Per night
$23 - $80

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  • Qualmark: Four Star


Welcome to Taupo Urban Retreat, your home away from home! Free internet, comfy beds and hot, high-pressure showers are a given here. With the best location in Taupo we're a 2 minute walk to the busiest bars and restaurants, although far enough away to get a good night’s sleep. Close to bus stop and supermarkets and plenty of free off-street parking.

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Enjoy our delicious chilli every night for only $5, or for $8 get a cold beer or wine to wash it down. Or cook up a storm in our well-equipped kitchen (free oil, spices, tea and coffee included!)

We’ve been operating in Taupo for ten years so we know all of the local hidden gems and best travel tips! With our friendly staff, great vibe and cheap drinks you'll have a fantastic stay with us!


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Physical address

Taupo Urban Retreat, 65 Heuheu Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo, 3330, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am - 10pm, 7 days (late check in by prior arrangement)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Licensed Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safety Deposit Box at Reception
Proximity to airport:
10 minute drive to airport. Airport shuttle available.
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 minute walk to both Intercity and Naked Bus terminals
Proximity to town:
We are only a couple of minutes walk to bars, cafes, shops, supermarkets, bus stops and the beautiful Lake Taupo
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

  High season Low season
  (Oct - Apr) (May - Sep)
Per night $25.00 - $80.00 $23.00 - $80.00
Other charges:
$20 key deposit refunded on check out. $2 Towel Hire
Further pricing information:
You must be at least 18 years of age to book in to a dorm room (special conditions apply). We are fully licensed. Guests are not permitted to bring or drink any of their own alcohol on the premises.

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