We offer FREE unlimited WiFi and FREE breakfast including tea, coffee, toast, cereal and spreads.
If you are looking for an affordable, relaxed and friendly place to stay in Taupo with spectacular lake views, then Tiki Lodge is the backpacker lodge for you! With one of the best locations in the city, in a clean and safe place, you will definitely enjoy your stay at Tiki Lodge. Its prime location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the town centre for great shops, cafes, and restaurants. Plus, we’re only a 2-minute walk to the shores of our famous Lake Taupo.
Cook up a treat in our large well-equipped kitchen boasting 3 ovens and including free oil, spices, tea and coffee. Make new friends in our spacious chilled lounge and relax in our cosy T.V room with our large array of DVD’s. We also offer free onsite undercover parking, high-pressure showers, storage lockers, comfortable beds, and BBQs on the picturesque balcony.
There is so much to do in this beautiful region and our friendly staff are here to help with all your booking needs. From the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to skydiving, bungy jumping, rafting trips, trout fishing and kayaking, there is something for everyone! We also have bikes for hire onsite for all the great trails in Taupo and surrounding areas.
With our relaxed and friendly vibe, cosy feel and awesome staff, your stay with us will be a memorable one! We look forward to having you stay!
Our new secure and modern facility is purpose-built with all our guests in mind. If you want to avoid the 'tourist bus crowds' then this is the place for you - relaxing and quiet but also very close to the centre of town if you would like to have a night on the town.
We’re a two-minute walk to the town centre for great shops, cafés, restaurants, nightclubs and a mere two-minute walk to the shores of our famous Lake Taupo.
After experiencing the local adrenaline-pumping activities, a day’s shopping or a night on the town, come home to the comforts of our clean, warm rooms. Relax in a lovely outdoor spa or sit on our large deck to watch the sunsets over our beautiful Lake Taupo and the Central Plateau mountains or enjoy a good book by our cosy fire.
With our large, well-equipped kitchen, free onsite undercover car parking, clean showers with hairdryers, BBQ on the deck, large quiet lounge and comfortable beds, your stay with us will be a memorable one.
Experience what the Maori good luck charm, The Tiki, means to the kiwis and learn a little of our culture.
The Tiki Lodge Whanau look forward to welcoming you to our lodge.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Breakfast Not Included
- Card Phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Hot Tub
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis 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.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Reception is open until 8.30pm. Late check-ins (after 8.30pm) are by arrangement only, please contact the hostel prior to booking to ensure we are able to accommodate you.
Stag/hen groups are permitted subject to availability. We do reserve the right to refuse any group bookings for this purpose - bookings will be cancelled at check in and no refund given as late cancellation fees will apply.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. For group bookings there is a different cancellation policy, please contact us for more information.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From the south – Follow the lakefront until you reach the fire station and turn right into Kaimanawa Street (just next to the fire station). Turn third street on the left into Tuwharetoa Street. Tiki Lodge is on the right, near the next intersection.
From the north – Follow SH1 into town and continue south to the traffic lights (keep in the left lane). Once you go through the traffic lights, turn into the first street on the left into Tuwharetoa Street. Continue along Tuwharetoa Street and go through two intersections. Tiki Lodge is on the left just after the second intersection.
Intercity Bus and Naked Bus are a 5 minute walk or $5 taxi fare. Free pick up and drop off to buses (if vehicle/driver is available).
We're located just a two-minute walk to the lake shore, restaurants, nightclubs and town centre. We're one minute's walk to McDonalds and close to all bus stations/drop-off points as well as the Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Domain and Lakefront.