YHA Taupo is centrally located near the Taupo town centre and the lakefront. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, situated in the adventurous Central North Island region, halfway between Auckland and Wellington. Rafting, skydiving and the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing are just a few reasons to stay at YHA Taupo.
The hostel offers a range of comfortable, refurbished accommodation including multi-share, female only, double and twin rooms, most with ensuites. YHA Taupo also accommodates families and groups.
Relax on the spacious balcony with mountain and lake views. Get to know other backpackers while chilling out in the sunny garden or while cooking up a feed at the BBQ or in the fully-equipped kitchen with gas hob stoves. Hire a mountain bike from Huka Cycles next door and explore Taupo’s endless biking trails including the Great Lake Trail, part of the National New Zealand Cycleway.
Or for those days when you just want to take it easy, YHA Taupo has a DVD library in its cosy lounge and WiFi, Netflix and Xbox.
This top-rated, secure hostel offers warm, comfortable and friendly accommodation 200m from the supermarket and with plenty of off-street parking.
The bus stop is outside the i-SITE on Tongaririo Street which is about 800 metres to YHA Taupo.
From Tongariro Street, walk down Horomatangi Street, then left on Ruapehu street, first right on Tamamutu street and left on Taniwha street. We are number 20.
There is no bus or shuttle service from the airport. Hire a taxi for the 7 kilometre journey. Prices vary.
From the South: carry on SH1 through the traffic lights at the iSite. At the roundabout, take a right on to Spa Road. Taniwha Street is the third street on the right - we are just on the right opposite the Barcelona Motel.
From the North: carry on SH1 down the hill and over the Waikato River to the roundabout. Take a left onto Spa Road. Taniwha Street is the third street on the right.
Off-street parking is available.
YHA Taupo offers a friendly, comfortable environment for groups visiting Taupo. We are a mid-sized hostel and can cater for many types of groups including hobby clubs, family reunions, national and international sports teams, school groups and many more!
YHA Taupo facilities include YHA staples such as a range of 5-bed shared and private rooms with ensuites, a communal kitchen (equipped with a gas hob stove) open plan lounge and dining area. We also offer a large garden with bean bags, BBQ and picnic area. And we have some extra special add-ons such bike hire, free WiFi and complementary tea and coffee. YHA Taupo is the ideal size to book the whole hostel.
Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.