Tiki Lodge Backpackers
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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.

Telephone: +64 7 377 4545
Freephone: 0800 845 456 (within NZ)
Facebook: Tiki Lodge

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What do the guests say?


4/5 (TripAdvisor)


Guests loved the free breakfast and well equipped kitchen, they also mentioned how great the lake looks from the balcony. Great place to stay long and short term.


Say it’s nice and peaceful


Say the it’s comfortable


Say it’s very clean


Say it’s a great place to stay

What are the rooms like?

5 bed dorm
6 bed dorm
6 bed dorm ensuite
7 bed dorm
family room


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 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 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 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 Heating – nice and warm with heaters in every room.
bbq BBQ Area – there is an indoor dining area as well as seating and a BBQ area on the outside deck.
lounge TV room – 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 Parking – we have free covered parking.
wifi Internet – free unlimited WiFi throughout the backpackers and there is a pay-phone available on site.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Hostel location

Tiki Lodge Backpackers is located at 104 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand. Some of the activities near this location are:

  • Great Lake Walkway
  • Selection of restaurants and bars less than 5minutes walk
  • Shops few minutes from Tiki
  • Mini Golf
  • Hole in One
  • 5-6km walk from Huka Falls
  • Skydiving, Bungy, Rafting, Jet Boats,
  • Tongaririo Crossing (Not walking distance but transport can be arranged for free apart from Tongariro Crossing)
  • Boat trips to the Maori Rock Carvings