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Come and stay in backpacker luxury with FREE unlimited Wi-Fi, hot spa pool and stunning views of Lake Taupō.
We offer a variety of up-market dormitory rooms for those travelling on a budget, and a wide range of private rooms for those who like their own space on the road.
We welcome travellers from all over the world, which means you never know who you might get chatting to in our large comfortable lounge, sunny outdoor patio, and modern kitchen.
The hostel has been set up by world travellers with all your backpacker needs in mind. We have a fully equipped kitchen, fluffy pillows, and that’s not even mentioning our volleyball court, BBQ, hot tub, and super central location.
We also know that your trip is about experiencing the beauty of New Zealand – that’s why our sun-loungers have uninterrupted views across Lake Taupō to Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro – a perfect place to relax after an adrenaline-filled day in Taupō.
We also have an in-house travel desk where our friendly staff can assist you with booking unmissable local activities such as the famous Tongariro crossing, legendary skydiving and the best cultural tours on offer.
Please let us know when you book accommodation with us if you would like us to also pre-book your activities – this can avoid disappointment during busy seasons. Our staff are here to make your stay in Taupō a special time to remember.
Great Location – We are located within walking distance of downtown Taupō and Lake Taupō, with amazing views!
Newly renovated with high quality equipment! – Haka Taupō opened in December 2015 with all new equipment in our bedrooms and communal areas.
Best Bunk Beds in Town – Our bunks are custom built with privacy curtains, charging points, lights and storage.
Hotel Quality Mattresses – We don’t believe staying at a backpackers means sacrificing comfort – that’s why we have hotel quality mattresses in all of our rooms – even on our bunks!
Free Unlimited Wifi – Our whole lodge has free unlimited wifi for you to use during your stay here – so whether you want to watch Netflix or Skype home, we’ve got you covered.
Awesome BBQ area! – Our outdoor area is the perfect place to chill out and unwind after an adventure packed day in Taupō
Eco-friendly – We love our planet and our oceans and we try to minimise our impact on the world around us by recycling everything we can and not using single use plastic if we can help it! We also recycle all of our food waste in our two on-site worm bins! We use refillable bottles for our soaps and cleaning products and the water in our taps is safe to drink, so no need to buy plastic bottles either!
Our office Hours – 8.00 am to 8.00 pm daily – late arrivals by prior arrangement – Check in time after 2.00 pm – Check out time 10.00 am. Please advise us of your arrival time prior to your stay at Haka Lodge.
Our dorm rooms are great for socialising with fellow travellers, but still being able to get a good rest. We have top of the line bunk beds made of solid wood, and they don’t creak or squeak when climbing onto the top or when turning while you’re sleeping. We use hotel quality mattresses so that you always get a good night’s sleep, giving you energy to explore more of Taupō and its adrenaline filled activities
Each bunk is equipped with a power socket, a reading light and a privacy curtain to create your own space within the dorm room. We also provide lockable storage for each bunk, large enough for your whole backpack, which means your property will be safe and stored away while you enjoy the delights of Lake Taupō and our beautiful surrounding mountains.
When you stay in our dorms, it is not just an amazing bed that we offer, but fantastic facilities too. Come back from an adrenaline filled day and relax in our spa and sun beds; but if you still have energy, our volleyball court is waiting for you and your friends for a friendly game before cooking up a feast in our BBQ area and newly renovated kitchen!
Do you love the hostel atmosphere but also love your own space? Our private rooms give you an oasis within the fun and quirky atmosphere of our hostel, with comfortable mattresses and the highest quality linen, duvets, pillows and towels. Sit back and relax while watching your own flat screen TV, fitted with your own DVD player.
Take advantage of our free Wi-Fi to stay connected with everyone back home, upload your photos or check in on Facebook and let everyone know where you are in the world. Each of our rooms have their own quirky style, with unique artwork and each room is lockable, meaning your luggage and property is safely stored while you are out exploring the beautiful city of Taupō and its surroundings.
While we offer a range of private rooms, so you are sure to find the right one for you, and for days when you just want to chill out, we have a large living area, indoors and outdoors, a comfortable atmosphere and free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel. We have Freeview in the lounge on our large flat-screen TV and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs for you to enjoy
Looking for a bit more privacy and luxury when visiting Taupō?
Our Studio is fully self-contained, with parking, private entrance and everything else you need during your stay in Taupō. The studio has a queen size bed, an ensuite bathroom and a kitchenette. It is the perfect place if you want to meet other travellers but still maintain all of your independence.
Our one bedroom apartment sleeps 4 and is fully self-contained, including a kitchen with oven, microwave and all the cooking equipment you need, as well as a large dining area. Beds consist of a king size bed in the bedroom as well as a sofa bed and futon bed in the lounge area. The lounge is large and spacious with a private balcony and mountain views, flat-screen TV, and DVD player.
There is also FREE UNLIMITED WI-FI for all guests. The bathroom is fully equipped with a bath and large separate shower. Our apartment is a fantastic place to base yourselves for your stay in Taupō.
We are centrally located in Taupō and only a short walk from the Lake side. We are also within walking distance to restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. We are just a few minute walk away from the bus station and we have free onsite car parking for guests.
We are a multi-award winning chain of upmarket backpacker hostels. Take a look at our impressive list of awards, that we are proud to have won. Our lodge teams get a great buzz every time we win a new one.
Few places in the world are as beautiful or as epic as New Zealand. Loved by backpackers and holiday makers alike, our scenery is so stunning it will leave you breathless, friendly locals will make you feel at home, see what activities you can do on your next stay with us.
We have spacious, modern facilities and warm, comfortable rooms with cosy beds for a great nights sleep. All of our lodges have a fun, relaxed and laid-back atmosphere!