Bobs Hostel : On the shore of Lake Taupo

Our hostel is located in an iconic Taupo building, slap bang in the centre of town. We are opposite the bus station and I-site and one block back from the Lake. The massive outdoor sun deck has views out over the park and of course the world famous Lake Taupo itself. Take advantage of our barbie, grab your mates and enjoy some sundowners looking out across the Lake.

We have en-suite double and twin rooms as well as en-suite dorms and dorms with shared facilities. There is a large communal kitchen and free WIFI throughout the hostel.

With bed prices starting from $18, we are the best value and best located hostel in town. We have a booking office and access to the best rates for all the must do activities in the region.

The sun deck is ready and waiting, we look forward to helping you have an amazing time in one of NZ's best destinations.


Dorm style beds ranging in size from 2 to 8 bed dorm rooms with a mix of single and bunk beds. Shared bathrooms, kitchen and common areas!

Private Standard Room

Double and twin rooms with 1 double bed or 2 single beds. Shared bathrooms, kitchen and common areas!

Private Ensuite

Ensuite double, twin and triple rooms with private bathroom. Access to shared kitchen and common areas.

Great Kitchen Facilities

A spacious and well stocked kitchen is ready for your meal prep! Fridges, cook tops and all the pots and pans you need for yourself or your group.

Large Deck

Not just a deck for you to relax and catch some rays, but a huge spacious area for you to socialize and take in the wondrous views of Lake Taupo and the Mountains!

Tongariro Crossing

The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing right on your doorstep. Book on of our shuttle services to the start and pick up when you’re done.


Just an hours drive from us to Whakapapa skifield and 1 - 1/2 hours to Turoa.


The Great Lake Taupo region has some of the best mountain biking in New Zealand, with internationally recognised, purpose-built trails to suit every type of rider.


If walking or hiking is your thing, you’re in the right place! Great Lake Taupo boasts some of the best walks and hiking trails in the world.


The magical waters of the Tongariro River provide one of nature's finest, fun-filled roller coaster rides.


Don't hassle with parking and transport. Let our shuttle partners take you to your destination and bring you home safe and sound!

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  • Comfort
  • Location
  • Presentation
  • Service

Guest comfort

Well appointed rooms with comfortable beds. A large deck with fantastic views and heaps of room to sprawl out. Bobs Hostel prides itself on delivering comfort and value for ALL our valued guests!

Lake views

Nothing better than a view of Great Lake Taupo. Grab some rays on the deck, go for a shop or a drink. How about a bite to eat? And all within a few steps of the beautiful lake shore. And don't forget the view of the beautiful mountains!

Vibrant and colourful

We the presentation of Bobs Hostel very seriously. From our colour scheme to the layout to our beds and linens, every space is well thought out!

The guest comes first

Our staff are trained to provide you with exceptional service combined with comprehensive area knowledge. We take pride in the service we deliver and will do everything we can to ensure you leave Bobs Hostel satisfied!