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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location, very central. Beautiful setting :) Lake minutes from hostel. Stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm, comfortable bed, shower and toilets very clean. The staff were really helpful and friendly, would definitely recommend to others and stay again.

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed In a private room with a double bed. It was clean and had tea/coffee facilities and ensuite which was good. Nice staff at the front desk and bar. Cheap drinks at the bar for guests and we had a great night. Good location for the lake and restaurants. We didn't notice any noise where we were

Thank katieeveringham
Keilor, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms of 4, massive bathroom, clean and fairly modern, lovely 24 hour reception staff and bar right next door as well as across the road and around, would definitely reccommend for travellers looking for this kind of thing as it's affordable and if you get a room facing the water it's amazing!

Thank Jack O
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on kiwi experience. We paid 32 dollars per person per night to sleep in a miniscule box room where 3 bunks were crammed in to it. Opened windows because so hot with 6 bodies in it, still boiling hot and was as if there is a sound system inside (and i'm not usually bothered by noise). When we...

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On top of having great rooms and prices , they also have an amazing nightclub underneath ! The sound wasn't bad for sleeping and the location is so handy ! Drinks are super cheap , the base offers deals for local attractions also, very handy .

Thank braedonr869
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Out of all the hostels I stayed in during my time NZ this was by far the worst, six people crammed into a tiny room, very dirty , cracked floor in the shower area , not to mention the noise, truly awful place to be , only good thing is the location, DO NOT STAY HERE

Thank blakecharlie
BaseTaupoManagement, Front Office Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I noticed in your response that you noted that you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of your room and overall which was not good to hear. Sometimes we do not get everything right and if you were in a room when this happened. Although our in-house bar...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Do not stay here if you're planning to sleep. Rave music plays all night just outside your window on apparently all nights of the week. Hot, crowded, noisy. We stayed here only because we were really desperate but we should have just slept in our car. Avoid.

Thank SophieDarjeeling
BaseTaupoManagement, Front Office Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi There Thank you for leaving a review, your thoughts are important to us. We are not so thrilled that the noise from bars impacted on your stay, we would like to take this opportunity to apologize for this issue. Due to our central location we can experience noise issues, however we do our best to minimize this by providing...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Recently stayed here in a private double with ensuite. The bathroom very modern and tea and coffee in your room. A small tv was also in the room. Compared to other hostels in NZ staying in private double this was the best. Although small you get what you pay for. Ear plugs are provided for late night noise (pubs and...

Thank Lala6060
BaseTaupoManagement, Front Office Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay, here at base we strive to provide our guests with a premium hostel to stay in both though the facilities we offer and the service our staff provide . We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels...

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Centrally located in the heart of the Taupo township this place is geared to young adults who don't mind roughing it a bit. It's marketed as Base Taupo but once you are booked everything is in the name of Base Backpackers Taupo. Our room was on the third floor. There is a lift to the first floor, then it's stairs...

Thank Craig B
BaseTaupoManagement, Front Office Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm sorry to hear the bar may have affected your stay although our in-house bar can be lively and patrons come to party hard this should not have impacted on your sleep. We do like to keep our hostel full of atmosphere and set the right Vibe, however...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed here on New Year's Day so check in was late as they were still cleaning. We stayed in a private double room which was clean and simple. However there was a lot of noise until around 2am from the pubs across the road and the club in the hostel itself, this should be stipulated when booking to ensure...

Thank Hayley M
BaseTaupoManagement, Front Office Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi There Thank you for your comments, I noticed in your response that you noted the noise from the Bar adjacent affected your stay with us which is disappointing. Although our in-house bar can be lively and patrons come to party hard this should not have impacted on your sleep. We have made a number of changes to reduce sound...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Base Taupo is a modern and convenient (built in 2008) backpackers with a range of accommodation options from dorms to private ensuite rooms to suit every budget. Come party with us at the Element Bar, Taupo's leading party and late night venue. Base Taupo is situated centrally in the heart of the main restaurant and bar area on Tuwharetoa St. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Taupo

Address: 7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 3,084 - ₹ 5,229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Don't get one with a road frontage if you want to sleep in”
 of 5 bubbles craigbE5793DB, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“4 Bed with ensuite is good- bathrooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlyBrisc, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms have great bathrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles StephJ_Sydney, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Level 3 or 4 give a little better sound quality”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieR96, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Requesting a quiet room got me an incredibly noisy room (maybe they ignore requests?)”
 of 5 bubbles Atheoretical, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
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