YHA Taupo is centrally located with just a 5 minute walk to the Taupo town centre and the lakefront. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, situated in the adventurous Central North Island region, half way between Auckland and Wellington. Rafting, skydiving and the world famous Tongariro Crossing are just some reasons to come and stay at YHA Taupo.
YHA Taupo consists of double, twin and multi-share backpacker accommodation in the main building and a fully self-contained lodge which is perfect for group accommodation. Some of the private rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The grounds around YHA Taupo have tent site accommodation, a BBQ picnic area, a clothesline as well as hammocks in the garden.
Relax on the large deck with mountain and lake views. Get to know other backpackers over a game of volleyball or table tennis. YHA Taupo also has a classic video library in its cosy lounge and WiFi internet access for those days when you just want to take it easy. This secure YHA Taupo hostel offers a warm and friendly backpacker accommodation.
"YHA Taupo is an excellent and welcoming modern YHA hostel, close to town and with good lake and mountain views from the kitchen and BBQ balcony." -The Rough Guide to New Zealand
The bus stop is outside the i-SITE on Tongaririo Street which is about 800 metres to YHA Taupo.
From Tongariro Street, turn right on Horomatangi Street, then left on Kaimanawa street. We are located on the corner on the Kaimanawa and Tamamutu Streets.
There is no bus or shuttle service from the airport. Hire a taxi for the 7 kilometre journey. Prices vary.
YHA Taupo has a separate building that can be reserved exclusively for your group, accommodating up to 30 people.
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YHA Taupo can cater for up to 105 people across 29 rooms.
Room types available are:
YHA Taupo has a separate lodge from the main hostel which sleeps up to 30 and can be hired exclusively for your group. The main hostel has 4 - 8 bed shared rooms and double, twin and single private rooms, some with ensuite facilities.
The hostel has shared single sex bathroom facilities conveniently located close to the bedrooms.
Continental breakfast can be provided upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast and spreads, tea, coffee and juice.
We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.