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Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand

If you're looking for budget accommodation at a Taupo backpackers hostel, then stay at Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers. We have a great central location but are still a quiet, secure and a safe place to stay while visiting Taupo. Backpackers accommodation options include double, twin and dormitory styles - some with en-suite, others with shared bathrooms. more...

Facilities - Taupo Urban Retreat

  • FREE internet and skype
  • FREE Tea & Coffee
  • Pool Table & Onsite Bar
  • Garden and BBQ area
  • Travel Advice & Bookings
  • Laundry Facilties
  • TV lounge
  • FREE parking

It's as Urban as it gets!

Lockers installed in all rooms (guests need their own padlock)

Contact Details

Taupo Urban Retreat

Address: 65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo, New Zealand

Phone (NZ): +64 0508 NOMADS (666 237)

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Parking - On street parking spaces normally available

View Terms and Conditions

You may cancel your booking up to twenty-four hours before arrival. Please do so directly with the relevant hostel.


In the event of a no-show without cancellation, the hostel has the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation.

Every effort is made to ensure the hostel processes your bookings correctly.

Your contract is with the hostel, not nomadsworld.com. It is the hostel's responsibility to provide you with the services.

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Directions to Taupo Urban Retreat

By Car

Coming from the North

Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers is located in the middle of town on Heu Heu Street. Follow your maps and you can't miss Taupo! Highway 1 goes straight through town and Highway 5 joins up from Rotorua and through to Napier. Head towards the lake on the main road (Tongariro St) and take a left at the traffic lights onto Heu Heu St. Go straight through the round-about with the BP on your left and we are on the right hand side just after the shops.

Coming from the South

Following Highway 1, from Turangi you have about a 45min drive around the Lake (this should be on your left!). Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers is located in the middle of town on Heu Heu St. Once you hit Taupo cruise along the lake front until you are past all the motels and the Mini Golf. Take the 2nd right onto Ruapehu Street and head straight for the round-about. Turn right onto Heu Heu St and the BP will be on your left, we are on the right just after the shops.

By Bus

Intercity and any other national bus services

The bus terminal is on Gascoigne St (Taupo Travel Centre). Take a left out of the terminal and take the first right onto Ruapehu Street. Head towards the lake and take the second left onto Heu Heu Street. We are to the left of the shops opposite the BP. Buses also drop off at the Taupo i-SITE on Tongariro Street. Cross the road and head up Heu Heu Street, go through the round about with the BP on your left. We are on your right just past the shops. Shuttles and other bus services may drop you at the door!

By Plane

Taupo has a small domestic airport, located about 6km?s from the Taupo CBD. You can catch a shuttle or taxi from the terminal and they will drop you at our door step.

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