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Hostel YHA Taupo - Backpacker - Taupo

4 star Hostel Taupo

56 Kaimanawa Street - Taupo

Price starting from NZD 28.00
YHA Taupo is an affordable hotel located in the town of Taupo on New Zealand’s north island. This friendly hotel, located in the business district and near the town's shooping area, is just a five-minute walk from Lake Taupo, and offers lake and mountain views from some locations on the property.

When you arrive at YHA Taupo hotel, you can relax on the large patio and enjoy the views, or in the garden on one of the hammocks. Afterward, get the barbecue going in the picnic area and prepare a nice outdoor meal with friends. After dinner, play a game of volleyball or pool then take advantage of the hotel’s wireless Internet access to check your email and catch up on news from home.

Taupo’s town center is just a five-minute walk from the hotel, and the region is full of fun, adventurous activities such as sky diving, bungee jumping, and white water rafting—but if you’re interests are a little more subdued, there’s trout fishing; hiking the beautiful pristine lake and mountain area; and exploring the region’s many interesting natural wonders, including waterfalls and hot springs.

Please note that pets are not allowed at this property.
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Hostel Facilities at YHA Taupo - Backpacker

  • Laundry room
  • City tour
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking

Know before you go

Check-in: between 2 PM and 7:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM. Front desk opening hours are 7 AM to 8.30 PM in summer and 8 AM to 7.30 PM in winter.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

National rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.

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Room Details

YHA Taupo - Backpacker has 30 guest rooms. Business travelers visiting the Taupo area will have access to wired high-speed Internet access (charges apply). Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom.

Accommodation Services

  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Hostel YHA Taupo - Backpacker

Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Barbary - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Taupo Bungy - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Lake Taupo - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Taupo Hot Springs - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Huka Falls - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Craters of the Moon - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Wairakei International Golf Course - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
Prawn Farm - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Aratiatia Rapids - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave - 24.4 km / 15.2 mi
Pureora Forest Park - 44.8 km / 27.8 mi
Kaimanawa Forest Park - 47.1 km / 29.3 mi
Waipunga Falls - 48.9 km / 30.4 mi
Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 55.9 km / 34.7 mi
The preferred airport for YHA Taupo - Backpacker is Taupo (TUO) - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Hostel YHA Taupo - Backpacker

  • Free parking