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Taupo Urban Retreat


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 (October 1 - April 30)
$25 - $100 (Adult)
Low Season (May 1 - September 30)
$20 - $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. Valid Photo ID required on check in

+64 7 378 6124
Physical address:
Taupo Urban Retreat
65 Heuheu Street
Taupō Town
New Zealand

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