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10 BEST Budget Accommodations in Taupo 🛌🏼 [2024]

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Where to Find Cheap Accommodation in Taupo

With so many awesome things to do in Taupo, no wonder you want to save some money on Taupo accommodation. With that in mind, we have compiled the ultimate list of budget accommodations in Taupo!

We’ve made sure to include cheap accommodation in Taupo with private rooms, some kitchen facilities, bathrooms and added extras in this list. However, if you are looking for something even cheaper, then consider the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Taupo. For this price range, accommodation in Taupo is mostly motels offering very similar facilities, however, there are a few oddities like a bed & breakfast and homestay worth checking out too.

Plus, why not do some of the 15 Free & Cheap Activities in Taupo and follow the tips in The Travel Guide to Taupo on a Budget to help keep the costs down?

1. Taupo Debretts Spa Resort

Whether you’re travelling around in an RV or looking for a basic unit with shared facilities, there’s plenty of choice for all travellers at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. But it’s not the accommodation that gets us the most excited about this cheap accommodation in Taupo… DeBretts boasts a thermal pool park complete with hydro slides – but there is a surcharge for using the pools, even if you’re staying here, so keep that in mind. The holiday park meets motel is a year-round destination offering a range of basic and self-contained units, a communal kitchen and a bathroom block, and many more essential amenities. There’s also an on-site cafe also makes a great option for food. As a fantastic option for families, we also list this one in the 15 Best Family Accommodations in Taupo.

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10 Best Budget Accommodations in Taupo 🛌🏼 [2023]© Taupo Debretts Spa Resort

2. Chevron Motel

For a fully self-contained accommodation in Taupo, try Chevron Motel. Well within the budget category and often having promotions, Chevron Motel is worth considering. Apartments offer good value for money for couples with a private patio, kitchen, bathroom, seating and dining areas. Not only is it centrally located in Taupo, but the motel has free WiFi and free on-site parking.

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Budget Accommodations Taupo© Chevron Motel

3. Mountain View Motel

Relax in your own self-contained studio at the Mountain View Motel. While the motel rooms don’t win any style points, they provide perfectly functional and affordable accommodation for solo travellers, couples and groups. Each studio has a kitchenette so keep the costs down by making your own meals. Free parking is available and the motel is centrally located in Taupo.

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10 Best Budget Accommodations in Taupo 🛌🏼 [2023]© Mountain View Motel

4. Camellia Court Family Motel

This super-affordable motel is basic but has everything you need if you are looking for cheap accommodation in Taupo. Facilities include a shared kitchen, dining area, free WiFi, free parking, laundry and barbecue area. Apartments have private kitchen and bathroom facilities while budget rooms exclude this. The location is within walking distance of the town centre and close to Spa Park with one of the 7 Free Natural Hot Springs in New Zealand.

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cheap Accommodations Taupo© Camellia Court Family Motel

5. Haka Lodge Taupo

One of Taupo’s cheapest accommodations and best hostels, Haka Lodge Taupo aims for more of the “flashpacker experience” with a free spa pool and WiFi. Book a bed in a bunk dorm where each bunk is equipped with a privacy curtain, personal power socket and reading light, while private rooms with and without an ensuite bathroom are also available. The communal spaces are also pretty sweet with a very functional kitchen, cosy lounge and deck area. There are many more awesome hostels in Taupo so be sure to check out the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Taupo.

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10 Best Budget Accommodations in Taupo 🛌🏼 [2023]© Haka Lodge Taupo

6. Adelphi Motel

This basic and classic motel has everything you need for keeping the costs low in Taupo. A kitchenette and private bathroom are included in each affordable studio or apartment at Adelphi Motel. The motel is centrally located and offers free WiFi and free on-site parking. See how this motel compares to the 20 Best Motels in Taupo.

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cheap Accommodations Taupo© Adelphi Motel

7. Amori Lodge

For a homely accommodation option in Taupo for a fair price, choose Amori Lodge. The modern and sleekly designed holiday home allows you to book either one, two or three bedrooms, keeping the costs low if you’re not using all of the bedrooms. You’ll then get the rest of the facilities to yourself, including a lounge, garden and kitchenette with tea/coffee-making facilities. Check out more couple-centric stays like this in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Taupo.

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cheap Accommodations Taupo© Amori Lodge Bed & Breakfast

8. Bella Vista Motel Taupo

With basic studio options to choose from at an affordable price, Bella Vista Motel Taupo is well worth considering when choosing accommodation in Taupo. The motel is centrally located and within walking distance of the lakefront. Most studios have basic kitchenette facilities. Plus, there’s free parking, free WiFi and meals can be purchased.

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cheap Accommodations Taupo© Bella Vista Motel Taupo

9. Barrington Motel Taupo

Kitchenette? Check! Private bathroom? Check! Free WiFi and free on-site parking? Check, check! Barrington Motel Taupo provides the essentials for a budget stay in Taupo where you have the facilities to make your own meals and whatever else in your own private studio. Relax in the garden or have a barbecue in this centrally located budget accommodation in Taupo. For more stays with kitchen facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Taupo.

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© Barrington Motel Taupo

10. Dunrovin Motel

Providing self-contained and affordable studios and apartments in Taupo, Dunrovin Motel has everything you need to keep the costs down. Make use of your studio’s kitchenette by making your own meals, like the meals we mention in our recipe guides. On top of that, you have free on-site parking, free WiFi, and a private shower.

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15 BEST Motels in Taupo 🏘️ [2023]© Dunrovin Motel

[CLOSED] Taupo Urban Retreat

Offering a central location and a funky place to stay for backpackers and other budget travellers, Taupo Urban Retreat is a top hostel choice in Taupo. Stay just a short stroll from the town centre or hire one of the hostel bikes to enjoy an easy trip to the Waikato River bike trails. The communal undercover courtyard is a popular place to relax, whether you’re treating yourself to a drink at the onsite bar or cooking your own meals in the communal kitchen. Room types include dorms with and without ensuite bathrooms, single and family rooms with shared bathrooms and twin and double rooms with ensuites.

[CLOSED] Utopian Motel Taupo

Offering some of the most affordable central private rooms in Taupo, Utopian Motel is a great option for all types of budget travellers. The motel has single, double, twin, triple, quadruple and family rooms. Some rooms have en-suite while others have a shared bathroom. Choose from a basic room with just a microwave in the way of kitchen facilities, or choose a studio with a complete kitchenette setup. What’s more, a hot tub, barbecue, sauna, WiFi and parking are all included!

More Budget Accommodations in Taupo

Now that you know the best cheap budget accommodations in Taupo, check out what awesome things there are to do, as well as alternative accommodations:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Travel Guide to Taupo on a Budget.


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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