Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers

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free wifi

Closed until further notice.

          Thanks to all our guests and staff from all corners of the globe. Kerry and I have loved the journey over the past 16 years. We are closed for the next 12 months and will keep you posted as to where we go from there. All the best, we love Taupo and hope you do too wherever you may choose to rest your weary heads . Kerry and Cj

Welcome to Taupo Urban Retreat — your home away from home! Free, unlimited WiFi, comfy beds and hot, high-pressure showers are a given here. With arguably the best location in Taupo we are just a couple of streets away from the busiest bars and restaurants and the shores of the stunning Great Lake Taupo — yet far enough away to get a good night’s sleep. Not to mention we are only minutes away from the bus stop and supermarkets and there is plenty of free off-street parking available.

We have a variety of different options from  single rooms,  mixed dorm  to en-suite private rooms.

So, why stay with us?

Taupo Urban Retreat garden

Our story

Striving to be the best hostel in Taupo and ensuring guests have an outstanding experience in the heart of the CBD.

Lake Taupo and mountains

What to do

Jump out of a plane or take walks into the sunset — make sure you make the most of your stay in the original adventure playground.

Taupo Urban Retreat room

Where you’ll stay

Enjoy a warm and comfortable stay where you can rest your head after a busy day of exploring.

Taupo Urban Retreat bar

Our place

Sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink at our in-house bar — cheapest bar in town we reckon — or chill out with friends playing pool or watching a movie.