Tiki Lodge Taupo

Covid-19 Hostel Response

The NZ Government has declared that all international travelers (except for those from the Pacific Islands) are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in New Zealand (effective midnight March 15th).  Everyone will be given advice on arrival into NZ.

Tiki Lodge is a hostel with communal living spaces and shared amenities, typical of backpacker hostels.

This makes our property unsuitable for self-isolation and therefore we cannot take any guests who have arrived in NZ after March 15th unless they have completed the 2-week self-isolation.

We apologise for any inconvenience but we cannot put our staff or current guests at risk.

If you have any queries or need to cancel or postpone your booking please contact us.

Welcome to Tiki lodge! If you are looking for an affordable, relaxed and friendly place to stay in Taupo with spectacular lake views, then Tiki Lodge is the place for you! We have Free unlimited Wi-Fi stunning views from the balcony and lounge, comfy beds and hot, high-pressure showers and plenty of free undercover off-street parking.

With a great location on the edge of Taupo's CBD, we are just a couple of blocks 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 

We have a variety of different options from mixed dorm rooms to private en-suite rooms, so we cater for every type of traveler.

Not quite what you are looking for? Check out our brother hostel, Taupo Urban Retreat.


So, why stay with us?

Tiki Lodge entrance

Our story

Kerry and Cj have been providing affordable, friendly, cheap accommodation to backpackers in the Taupo CBD for 14 plus years, so they know a thing or two about looking after you on your travels.

Lake Taupo and mountains

What to do

Jump out of a plane, take a walk into the sunset or mountain bike one of the many amazing bike trails around the beautiful Great Lake Taupo — make sure you make the most of your stay in the original adventure playground.

Tiki Lodge room

Where you’ll stay

Enjoy a warm and comfortable stay where you can rest your head after a busy day of exploring.

Tiki Lodge lounge

Our place

Whether you wish to sit back and relax with your favorite tipple and enjoy the stunning views, chill out with friends you have just met or back home via our free wi-fi, or just watching a movie. Tiki Lodge Backpackers has a little something for everyone.

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