Our Story

Tiki Lodge provides travellers with a comfortable place to rest their weary, adventurous heads.

For over 14 years, owners  Kerry and Cj and their friendly team have been actively involved in the daily running of Taupo Urban Retreat (their other Hostel) in Taupo's CBD, we purchased Tiki Lodge in 2014 to give travellers a choice in the style of hostel they may enjoy, Tiki Lodge has a great location, Stunning views, is a quiet, secure, friendly backpackers, only 2 blocks from Taupo's best restaurants, bars and the beautiful Great Lake Taupo.

Taupo Urban Retreat has an in house bar creating it's own unique vibe.

Their involvement has enabled them to understand what backpackers want and need, allowing constant development of the hostels and services — so they can offer the best available in Taupo. So, if you do get the chance to meet them during your stay, then make sure to say hi!

Stunning views from terrace
comfy lounge with stunning views
Backpackers reception and travel desk

Striving to make sure our guests feel welcome and at home, we believe that nothing is too much trouble. As well as making your stay as comfortable as possible, our awesome team can take care of your travel plans by booking your Taupo activities and onwards travel at no extra charge. Taupo and the surrounding areas have so much to offer and we are more than happy to share our ideas, tips and local knowledge to ensure you have a blast during your stay.

Home baked cookies

Pssst… Kerry is also a fantastic baker and regularly brings in home made baking for our guests so be sure to try some if you get the chance — you will not be disappointed!