Taupo Urban Retreat


65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo, New Zealand 8643 views 8643

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Description

Urban is a Top 10 rated hostel in NZ with a fantastic central location, free Urban Internet, free tea and coffee, Global Gossip WiFi and a guest bar with cheap drinks all the time. Great indoor and outdoor communal areas allow you to chill out or mix and mingle and meet new friends.

We are only a couple of minutes walk to bars, cafes, shops, supermarkets, bus stops and the beautiful Lake Taupo. While you are visiting and enjoying all that Taupo has to offer, the friendly Urban crew aim to make sure that Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers is your home away from home. With private rooms and small and large dorms, we are the perfect place for solo travelers, friends and groups to base themselves as they explore everything Taupo has to offer.

Taupo is the adventure capital of the North Island and boasts a wide array of attractions including skydiving, jet boating, bungy jumping, parasailing, kayaking, sailing and fishing to name a few! Our friendly and helpful staff are available to organise your activities and travel requirements including transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Check out the specials tab for our Urban Winter Discounts.

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Gym
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Directions

TAUPO URBAN RETREAT - GETTING HERE
By Car - (see map in photos)
Coming from the North

Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers is located in the middle of town on Heu Heu Street. Follow your maps and you cant miss Taupo! Highway 1 goes straight through town and Highway 5 joins up from Rotorua and through to Napier. Head towards the lake on the main road (Tongariro St) and take a left at the traffic lights onto Heu Heu St. Go straight through the round-about with the BP on your left and we are on the right hand side just after the shops.
Coming from the South
Following Highway 1, from Turangi you have about a 45min drive around the Lake (this should be on your left!). Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers is located in the middle of town on Heu Heu St. Once you hit Taupo cruise along the lake front until you are past all the motels and the Mini Golf. Take the 2nd right onto Ruapehu Street and head straight for the round-about. Turn right onto Heu Heu St and the BP will be on your left, we are on the right just after the shops.
By Bus
Intercity and any other national bus services
Intercity and Naked Buses drop off at the Taupo i-SITE on Tongariro Street. Cross the road and head up Heu Heu Street, go through the round about with the BP on your left. We are on your right just past the shops. Shuttles and other bus services may drop you at the door!
By Plane
Taupo has a small domestic airport, located about 6kms from the Taupo CBD. You can catch a shuttle or taxi from the terminal and they will drop you at our door step.
Hitch-Hiking
Not recommended but if this is how you are getting around then so be it. Pretty much the same directions as traveling by car but it may take a little longer getting from A to B. Be Safe!!!
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