Bobs Hostel : On the shore of Lake Taupo

Our hostel is in an iconic building built in the 1950s and unfortunately is now showing its age, but thanks to new management, it is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and getting the upgrade it deserves! The property will be 'refreshed' from top to bottom and we thank guests for their patience and understanding during this process - we know it will be worth the wait!


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!

Beds from ONLY $20.00

Beds from only $20.00! While rooms wait for their upgrade we have reduced their rates, starting from as little as $20 per night for a dorm bed!

In addition, you will still have access to our well stocked kitchen, clean and fresh bathrooms as well as our spacious deck!

Beds-over-a-Bar $18 Specials

But wait there’s more - if you can sleep through a rock concert, we have slashed rates even more?

Grab a Bed-over-a- bar on Thursday – Saturday night and your free earplugs for just $18.00! Guests in these rooms will experience noise disturbance from the downstairs bar particularly on late nights Thursday to Saturday. (As it is a separate business we are unable to regulate the music).

** NOTE - Subject to availability.

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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!