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Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

56 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included


Explore the area

Popular LocationTaupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre2 min walk
Popular LocationTaupo Museum and Art Gallery5 min walk
Popular LocationTaupo Marina and Boat Ramp6 min walk
AirportTaupo (TUO)9 min drive

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About this area


BoBs Hostel is located in Taupo. While the natural beauty of Lake Taupo and Huka Falls can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Taupo Hot Springs. Taupo Bungy and Spa Thermal Park are also worth visiting.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 2 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 6 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 5 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTaupo (TUO) - 9 min drive


  • Dixie Browns - 3 min walk
  • Ninety Nine - 3 min walk
  • Master of India - 4 min walk
  • Replete - 4 min walk
  • Plateau - 4 min walk

About this property

BoBs Hostel

Hostel with free breakfast, walk to Lake Taupo
Along with a bar/lounge, this hostel has a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
BoBs Hostel offers 32 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Linens


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in between 2 PM and 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 24 September 2020 to 31 March 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

BoBs Hostel Taupo
BoBs Taupo
BoBs Hostel Taupo
BoBs Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
BoBs Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Is BoBs Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at BoBs Hostel?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at BoBs Hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 6:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at BoBs Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is BoBs Hostel located?
Situated in Taupo, this hostel is steps away from Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Lake Taupo. Taupo Hot Springs is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
As per online description , bathroom and toilet attached with room but shower wasn't working.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great location. Get what you pay for.
Overall, good stay. The staff were friendly and helpful. I got what I paid for -- a small, single room, with no frills. Common bathrooms are very clean. They do a great job communicating that they are above a bar, so plan accordingly. (They also provide ear plugs.) The location is ideal, and there are plenty of parking opportunities if you need.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It’s a great back packers nicely situated and we didn’t find it too noisy. Repairs are needed to facilities. Overall an acceptable place for a limited budget.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Close to bus stop and lake. The hostel is very close to the late night bars great for partying however you have to be prepared for loud music
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019