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Rainbow Lodge

Hostelworld.comUSD 36*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Was welcome by friendly staff and a lovely dog when I checked in. It comes with a private parking garage that is enough for 10 cars or so. Free coffee and tea and sauna are available as well. Kitchen is well equipped with basis necessities. The floor heater doesn't really work quite well and take a bit of time for...

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Super friendly female owner on reception on arrival and equally as nice guy when we checked out - free lollies yay! Clean and modern room + tv En suite clean and modern + hairdryer WIFI!!!! Un blooming limited wifi and it's fast! This has been so rare to find in NZ & Oz and oh god is it good!!! So...

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Hey guys! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a good review! We are so glad you enjoyed everything we have to offer at Rainbow and really hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We liked Rainbow's ethos, that it was set up by a backpacking couple and was purpose built, although we were a bit disappointed whilst we were there. We stayed in a double with shared bathroom facilities. Maybe in warm weather we would have enjoyed our stay more! + great location, short walk from Taupo centre + lots of free parking...

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Staff were really friendly. Scottish guy Ross was keen and interested in every individual I saw him check in. Good if you want to book skydive or Tongariro crossing trip, also it's really close to warehouse and pak n save! One of my favourite hostels in NZ (after 6 months of both north and South Island). It's kept clean and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Booked for 1 Night in Early Nov 2015 for a Budget Double. Paid roughly US$50 for 2 pax. Pros: - Room: Ensuite Bathroom, TV, Shared "Patio" with other similar room types. More than sufficient for our needs. - Location: Short drive to the centre of Town with the Supermarket, Restaurants and the like. - Free Parking: Sufficient lots that are...

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

What a little gem! The receptionist was super friendly and helpful, definitely one of the best we have dealt with regarding hostels. There was a cute dog sitting at reception and we saw guests taking it out for a walk. Nice atmosphere, with a very homely feeling in kitchen/ living area. Large collection of cooking equipment. Wifi only 2dollars for...

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Recently stayed for 2 weeks. The hostel was well run by friendly, helpful manager and staff. The rooms were kept clean. Our double room with en-suite was cleaned daily. Kitchen facilities were shared, but kept clean morning and evening. Plenty of seating areas, Wi-Fi available and free tea and coffee available throughout the day. Lots to do in the area...

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Thank Robert H
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had a very nice stay at Rainbow Lodge. Big and full equiped kitchen with a cosy living room. The bedroom was charming and clean. The bed was very comfortable. There was a hairdryer in the bathroom. The only negative point was that we had to pay for the Internet...

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The actual hostel was quite huge with lots of rooms and facilities. The staff was really friendly and helpful. There were sitting areas everyone In a good lay out to meet people. The kitchen facility was nice and provided warm shelter with lots of space for people. I stayed in the dorms and the beds were comfy enough. The only...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We stayed at Rainbow Lodge for 2 nights so that we could walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We booked a double room with shared bathroom. Everything was exactly as it had been described on our booking website. The room was basic but clean. The staff were very friendly and the kitchen and communal areas were kept clean. The hostel was...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hi and welcome to Taupo's original and favourite backpackers. Rainbow lodge was purpose built and designed for the needs of travellers by Mark Dumble (fishing expert??) and Sue Mrozinski themselves seasoned travellers. They had spent several years on the world's highways and by-ways and having accommodation experiences that are sometimes described as "Character Building" they settled in Taupo famous for its Rainbow Trout and beautiful scenery. Having had my own character building experiences I came to rest at Rainbow lodge and worked closely with them for a year before they handed me the reigns. Ross ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Lodge

Address: 99 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $43 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“even the common rooms are big and clean”
Emy1992, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 9 (main building) can be a little noisy with people coming in/out of the kitchen or sitting outside the window in the evenings”
hannahsearp, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“i was back in 11”
Cscorp, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Talk to the front desk if you would like to do an adventure- they can usually help you book.”
2AKit, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Toasty warm in Winter”
mat5neilson, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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