Taupō Urban Retreat

Lake Taupo

Urban is a top rated hostel in New Zealand with a fantastic central location, free Wi-Fi and Internet and a sociable guest bar with cheap drinks everyday. Come and enjoy our fun and relaxed atmosphere!

Welcome to Taupo Urban Retreat - your home away from home! Free unlimited WIFI and computers, comfy beds and hot, high-pressure showers are a given here. With arguably the best location in Taupo we are just a couple of streets away from the busiest bars and restaurants and the shores of the stunning Great Lake Taupo - yet far enough away to get a good night’s sleep. Not to mention we are only minutes away from the bus stop and supermarkets, and there is plenty of free off-street parking available. At Urban we have a sociable yet chilled atmosphere, making it super easy to meet people. Enjoy our delicious chilli every night for only $5, or for $3 more get a cold beer or wine to wash it down.

Facilities & features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Licensed Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safety Deposit Box at Reception
Proximity to airport:
10 minute drive to airport. Airport shuttle available.
Proximity to town:
We are only a couple of minutes walk to bars, cafes, shops, supermarkets, bus stops and the beautiful Lake Taupo
Number of rooms:
Maximum capacity:

Opening times

Business hours
8am - 10pm, 7 days (late check in by prior arrangement)
Months of operation
All Year


High Season (January 1 - January 1)
$25 - $80 (Adult)
Low Season (January 1 - January 1)
$23 - $80 (Adult)

You must be at least 18 years of age to book in to a dorm room (special conditions apply). We are fully licensed. Guests are not permitted to bring or drink any of their own alcohol on the premises.

+64 7 378 6124
0800 872261
+64 7 378 6124
Physical address:
Taupo Urban Retreat
65 Heuheu Street
Lake Taupo
New Zealand