FREE unlimited WiFi and FREE Breakfast including tea, coffee, cereal, toast 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! Come and join us in one of New Zealand’s leading holiday destinations, Lake Taupo.

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Hostel Amenities

Alongside the well equipped facilities, supplied linen, hair dryers, mountain bike hire and 24 hour access (with a room key) - Tiki Lodge Backpackers offers you a number of amenities:
  • Kitchen - A spacious, fully equipped self-catering kitchen is available to guests. It is well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and other bits and pieces and we provide complimentary tea, coffee, cooking oil and herbs.
  • Laundry - Coin operated - $3 per load for washing machine and $2 for dryer. Open 8.00am - 10.30pm. There is an outdoor clothesline for guests to use and an iron/ironing board is also available.
  • Storage - A secure lock-up room is available for guests to store luggage/bikes. Lockers are available in the upstairs corridor (padlock). Valuables can also be left safe and secure at Reception while you venture out and explore around Taupo.
  • Heating - Nice and warm with heaters in every room.
  • BBQ Area - There is an indoor dining area as well as seating and a BBQ area on the outside deck.
  • Lounge - Our TV room is open 24hrs for guests. Free DVDs, puzzles and board games are also available. Our main lounge is perfect for reading and relaxing in front of the warm cosy fire.
  • Parking - We have free covered parking.
  • WIFI - Free unlimited WiFi throughout the backpackers and there is a pay-phone available on site.


  • What time is check in?
    1pm but can drop off luggage and store in our luggage room free of charge.
  • How do I check in after hours?
    Contact us for further information.
  • What time are reception hours? Can I check in late?
    8am to 8:30pm (closes 7:30 in winter months) Yes you can check in late however you would need to advise us prior to arrival.
  • What time is check out? Can I have a late checkout?
    Checkout is at 10am unfortunately we are unable to allow a late checkout.
  • Do you offer female-only dorms?
    Yes we have one 6 bed female only dorm.
  • What payment methods are accepted?
    Cash, eftpos and also credit card however with all credit cards there is a 2% surcharge fee.
  • How long does it take to get into town?
    To get to the information centre where the bus stops are we say 8- 10 minutes (750m).
  • Can I drink alcohol in the hostel?
    Yes but only in the communal areas until 10:30pm also only moderate drinking allowed - bars and clubs are less than an 8 minute walk.
  • Do you have free WiFi?
    Yes we do unlimited.
  • How can I get to the lake?
    You can literally walk its less than a 5 minute walk .
  • Is bedding supplied?
    Yes all bedding is provided, towels are available for a $2 laundry fee. Please note sleeping bags are NOT allowed .
  • Are there any shops or places to eat nearby?
    Yes Pak n Save is approximately 10 minute walk away and nearest cafe is 2 minutes and bars and restaurants less than 10 minutes.

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.