We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
27/08/2017 28/08/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Taupo Urban Retreat

    65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    27/08/2017 28/08/2017
    USD 49*
    USD 32*
    SAVE USD 17
    USD 32*
    Traveller (11)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Adelphi Motel
    58 reviews
    #34 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Prince Motor Lodge
    194 reviews
    #14 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Bella Vista Motel
    136 reviews
    #31 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Mountain View Motel
    35 reviews
    #50 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Overview
    • Excellent30%
    • Very good38%
    • Average18%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible6%
    Travellers talk about
    “beer pong” (11 reviews)
    “cheap drinks” (8 reviews)
    Public Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Restaurant
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Offers from Taupo Urban Retreat
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Adelphi Motel
    58 reviews
    #34 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Prince Motor Lodge
    194 reviews
    #14 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Bella Vista Motel
    136 reviews
    #31 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Mountain View Motel
    35 reviews
    #50 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Rooms
    27 Aug.28 Aug.
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 7 partner sites to see rooms from USD 32.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Taupo hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "9c97f7e10d9549969780dfe370e0284c", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":656799,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":27,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":28,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"9c97f7e10d9549969780dfe370e0284c","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":49,"lowestMetaPrice":32,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":49,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":49,"lowestMetaPrice":32,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":49,"hotelName":"Taupo Urban Retreat","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjljOTdmN2UxMGQ5NTQ5OTY5NzgwZGZlMzcwZTAyODRjIiwiQUlLIjoiNjUyNDRkMTU5NGY1NGRhM2JmYzM2NmU1ODQ4NGRjMWMifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "27/08/2017", "checkOut": "28/08/2017", "lowestPrice": "USD 32", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (196)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    1 - 5 of 175 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We were part of the Kiwi experience bus and this hotel is among their master hostels! Taupo urban retreat is quite great in terms of facilities, layout and cost! My 6-bed dorm room was clean and tidy, beds were of good quality (iron and wood)...More

    Thank aheocona
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We stayed here for a few nights on the way down To the south and once again on the way back up. The kitchen space is good and they have their own bar which offer a nightly $5 meal of chilli, rice & nachos which...More

    Thank 2016JuliaM
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for your kind review Julia, we are happy you enjoyed your first stay enough to come back and join us again! Our chilli meal is super popular with the backpackers and with all that rain last week, we're glad you got comfy in...More

    Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent facilities , and comfortable beds. Communal area is spacious and the on-site bar is super cheap! The free wifi is fast and is much appreciated. Would recommend.More

    Thank J3971CCdavidw
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 27 June 2017

    Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you appreciated the facilities and the comfy beds! Cheap drinks and free unlimited wifi are a must for backpackers so we are happy you enjoyed these at the hostel. Hope to see you again in Taupo,...More

    Reviewed 22 June 2017

    Urban Retreat was the most fun I have had on my 5 week trip around NZ North Island. The bartender was cheerful and kept the conversations going and made the "party" live, fun and cheerful. The Lodge was comfortable, clean and warm. My room was...More

    Thank LoneTraveller61
    Response from Karry W, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 27 June 2017

    Thank you so much for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself at our hostel. We love the traveller buzz and atmosphere, having the on-site bar is a big plus for travellers wanting to make friends and enjoy themselves. We hope to...More

    Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

    One of the best hostels Ive stayed in over the last 2 and half years of travelling. The staff are lovely and helpful, The showers are amazing, the entire place is clean, the wifi's free and the beers are cheap! Result.

    Thank Jack A
    Response from Solarpowered_12, Owner at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 18 May 2017

    Thanks so much your positive feedback it is really appreciated. It's the small things like that and really good showers, free WiFi and cheap beer to brighten these wintery days :-) Happy travels and hopefully you have a chance to visit Taupo again!

    Adelphi Motel
    58 reviews
    #34 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Prince Motor Lodge
    194 reviews
    #14 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Bella Vista Motel
    136 reviews
    #31 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Mountain View Motel
    35 reviews
    #50 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 31 - USD 60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 21
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, HostelWorld, Hotwire and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Taupo Urban Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Waikato Region >
    • Taupo District >
    • Taupo
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (11)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (21)
    Nearby
    Bella Vista Motel
    136 reviews
    .67 km away
     
    Adelphi Motel
    58 reviews
    .41 km away
     
    Mountain View Motel
    35 reviews
    .51 km away
     
    Prince Motor Lodge
    194 reviews
    .24 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Malabar Beyond India
    440 reviews
    .14 km away
    Master of India Restaurant
    824 reviews
    .08 km away
    Spoon and Paddle
    228 reviews
    .18 km away
    Replete Cafe & Store
    404 reviews
    .11 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Taupo Museum
    172 reviews
    .45 km away
    Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    115 reviews
    .35 km away
    Tongariro Expeditions
    206 reviews
    .34 km away
    Taupo Market
    24 reviews
    .61 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    courtenaydd
    23 December 2015|
    Answer
    Response from Solarpowered_12 |
    They have a small in-house bar which is really cheap, you cannot take your own drinks because of the NZ liquor license laws.
    0
    Votes
    Kitty2603
    17 August 2014|
    Answer
    Response from Katie T | Property representative |
    Hi Kitty, Reception hours are from 8am - 9pm, however we also have a night porter who can let you into the hostel after reception is closed. All you need to do is let us know the date and time and then call the night porter... More
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Make sure your bunk has a ladder..."
    Read review
    "avoid it completely"
    Read review
    "16 bed dorm!!"
    Read review
    "Get a small room if you're planning on doing the crossing! Nice an quiet."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing