Backpacker Hostels in Taupo, New Zealand

6 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $13 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Taupo

Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Bathroom was also clean which had a hairdryer (the gf was happy!). The staffs (Ross & Lisa) are amazingly helpful with activities details and any other general info. about the town & shops. Hostel … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Some people with cars put up with the noise long enough to bring their luggage in by the front door. All rooms are ensuite, with a full-sized bathroom and a nice, large shower. Each main room … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The minimum age of guests is 18 years old** CHECK IN 1. Check in time is 14:00. If you arrive early, we offer free luggage storage until your room is ready. 2. Check out time is 10:00. If … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Not only were the staff friendly but they welcomed us with open arms and made us even jump out of a plane!! When we came back from jumping, the manager bought us shots and even let us play our DVD … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…Highly reccomended! Fantastic! Really good location — close to the bus, shops and big decks and garden areas. It's a really friendly place with a good feel — great if you are travelling on your … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Common Spaces The kitchen and lounge areas are very spacious and modern. There are many utensils in the kitchen, however with two cook tops only it can get busy in the evenings. There is some … More

Hotels in Taupo

"…The staff was friendly. Very nice and clean. We stayed in a private en-suite room rather than the backpacker accommodation and it was great. Definitely more of a motel feel rather than a hostel, … More
"…Whether your stay with us is for a short business trip or for a long/short term holiday, our accommodation at the Colonial is warm and comfortable and has all you need to make it feel like your … More

Guest Houses in Taupo

Tony's Lodge

Free Breakfast
"…Tony & his family were lovely with in the way they treat their guests & it was one of the best stays of my entire trip. Lake Taupo is just near the house. I had breakfast and a walk with Tony in … More

Backpacker Hostels in Taupo, New Zealand

6 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $27 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Taupo (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Taupo.

Taupo is often overlooked by visitors to the North Island of New Zealand, but with the town sitting on the shores of a lake the size of Singapore, that just means there's a lot of travelers missing out on one hell of a town.

Taupo has everything that a backpacker could want! For lively nightlife, there are plenty of options available. If you like beautiful scenery, there are miles and miles of lakeside walks and springs abound; the Huka Falls are spectacular and in the distance there are the mountains of the Tongariro Range including Ngauruho, better known as Mount Doom in the "Lord of the Rings" films. Adrenaline activities are covered as well. There's bungee jumping, jet boating, rafting; also Taupo is one of the best and cheapest places in the world to scare yourself witless by jumping out of a plane. Taupo hostels, of which there are many, will happily arrange deals and discounts for all these activities and more.

In addition, there are geothermal parks (perfect for a spot of pampering), trout fishing, thermal baths, sailboats on the lake, the Tongariro Crossing (reckoned by many to be the best one-day walk in the world), winter skiing, and horse riding! Taupo is certainly not a place to sit still!

The town has all the facilities a backpacker needs, with plenty of large supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, and other travelers. It's a great pitstop between Rotorua and Wellington and a place where it's easy to lose track of time and watch a week or two drift by.

Written by local enthusiast for Taupo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Taupo hostels Howellsey

Taupo Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Taupo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $31
Average private room price $86
Cheapest hostel in Taupo Based by the Lake with $27.5
Party hostels in Taupo Haka Lodge (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.1

FAQ about Taupo Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Turangi (42 Km / 26 mi.)
Rotorua (62 Km / 39 mi.)
Tongariro National Park (76 Km / 47 mi.)
Raurimu (76 Km / 47 mi.)
National Park Village (80 Km / 50 mi.)
National Park (81 Km / 50 mi.)
Erua (85 Km / 53 mi.)

Travel Tips for Taupo - from the Community

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