Haka Lodge Taupo

56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7377 0068

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Haka Lodge Taupo - Taupo, New Zealand
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Expedia C$ 27
Booking.com C$ 28

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Distance to city centre 0.6 km
Location rating 9.0


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  • Poor
    Feb. 2020


    The private rooms are tiny. Maybe ok for one night, but don't expect to be able to unpack. There is zero storage space for bags or content! Beggars belief why there is no under bed storage or even shelves. After a long day travelling, don't expect to be able to relax. Our room was hotter inside than the already toasty outside temperature. One would have thought that staff could have left the windows opened and closed the curtains to air the room and stop the sunshine heating it up. The heat, the lack of space and the squashed nature of it all isn't pleasant. It maybe ok for some travellers, but it certainly wasn't for us. There was spilt milk over the kitchen floor, showers and toilets with dead bugs on the ceilings (clearly been there for days), doors which need to be rehung so you don't have to slam them to close. This place needs some serious TLC. The photos on booking.com and the company's official website need to be refreshed as the room we booked did not match what was given to us on arrival.

  • Okay
    Feb. 2020

    The Kitchen is locked until 8am and nobody mentioned that when checking in, so when we had to leave early we were unable to access the kitchen for the items we had pre-prepared for an early start.

  • Excellent
    Feb. 2020

    I loved how nice and comfortable the beds were and the bed curtains always add that extra but of privacy. Friendly staff and well equipped kitchen.

    Every thing was good!

  • Excellent
    Feb. 2020

    The place is a little bit off from the city centre but still within a walking distance. It was clean place (bed, bathrooms and kitchen -> all that matters). Staff was very nice and answering all the questions and giving you advise. You can book tours and Tongariro crossing shuttles there. They also have bikes to rent. I was sleeping in a 8 person dorm (unisex) and I had a good sleep and the room was spacious. Overall a very nice place to stay. The outside terrace near the kitchen was very nice with the view and everything.

    The kitchen was pretty clean considoring that a lot off people were using it but the kitchentowels should change more often. The kitchen was sometimes a little too crowded for my taste. And you should know that if your roomates go to Tongariro crossing they will wake up between 4-5:30 am which was a little annoying but of course not the hostels fault. Overall I don’t have that much to complain about.

  • Excellent
    Feb. 2020

    The night staff member was friendly and welcoming even at 10.30, and off-duty staff member showed me to the room. Easy late check in and comfy bed!

    Shower room lock near rooms 28-30 needs some love

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With a stay at Haka Lodge Taupo - Hostel in Taupo, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 9 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.




Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.5 Excellent

based on 1,709 reviews









Things to Know

  • Clean rooms
  • Comfortable beds
  • Clean bathroom
  • Good kitchenette

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental
Hot tub
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Adults only
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
24hr front desk

FAQs when booking at Haka Lodge Taupo

Where is Haka Lodge Taupo located?

Haka Lodge Taupo is located at 56 Kaimanawa Street, 0.6 km from the centre of Taupo. Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery is the closest landmark to Haka Lodge Taupo.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Haka Lodge Taupo?

Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Haka Lodge Taupo.

Does Haka Lodge Taupo offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Haka Lodge Taupo offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Haka Lodge Taupo offer free parking?

Yes, Haka Lodge Taupo offers free parking.

Does Haka Lodge Taupo offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Haka Lodge Taupo does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Haka Lodge Taupo from the airport?

Haka Lodge Taupo is 5.6 km from Taupo. Haka Lodge Taupo is 67.6 km from Rotorua.

Can you bring pets to Haka Lodge Taupo?

No, pets are not allowed at Haka Lodge Taupo.

Does Haka Lodge Taupo have a pool?

No, Haka Lodge Taupo does not have a pool on-site.


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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery 0.9 km
  • Taupo Bungy 1.3 km
  • A.C. Baths 1.9 km
  • Taupo Hot Springs 2.5 km
  • Huka Falls 4.5 km
  • Craters of the Moon 4.5 km

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Getting Around

Taupo 5.6 km
Rotorua 67.6 km

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