Welcome to Rainbow lodge Backpackers Hostel Lake Taupo, Rainbow lodge was Taupos 1st hostel and New Zealand’s first purpose built independent Backpacker hostel. The Hostel was born in 1985 by Mark and Sue Dumble, intrepid Travellers themselves, and their aim was provide Comfortable, Clean, Friendly, and Cost Effective accommodation for Budget Backpackers and travellers. The hostel has been refined over the many years and still remains very popular. It caters well to todays modern needs. I invite you to take a look round the hostel and Great Lake Taupo.