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Base Taupo

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the most part this hostel was pretty good. Each room gets its own bathroom which is nice, but they don't give you any soap in the bathrooms. The room I was placed in was way too small though-- there wasn't enough room for all of the people staying in there to put our belongings, so we had to jump...

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El Sobrante, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk staff were stellar. I originally booked a single w/ensuite for 1 night, then ended up staying a total of 3 nights and they graciously allowed me to keep the same room. 1st night loud music piped into all floors until 10:30 pm. Next 2 nights no music on floors and was barely able to hear the "party...

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best Base hostel I have stayed in and definitely the best hostel in NZ so far. The staff are so helpful and go out their way to help. The adjoining bar is cool. Special shoutout to TJ from reception who is especially helpful! Thanks for the Easter eggs!

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure where to start except to say that I've slept in a fair few hostels and none of them can compare to this. Have also stayed in previous Base hostels too, so went with my formerly positive view of the brand. Dire, I think is the best phrase to describe our visit. Stayed 2 nights, wanted to leave...

Thank kjm105
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern style room. We had a room up on the 3rd floor, can be difficult to navigate the stairs with luggage as there is no lifts. Noise can be a problem as they do play loud music in the halls from after 9 until 8.30 at night. It is also situated above a pub/club which on the weekend can be...

Thank Tropical0792
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Base Taupo with a booking trough a different bookingsite, apparently the booking wasn't in their system although I had recieved and paid for it. The guy in the reception, TJ, was really helpful not wanting me to doubble pay and stuff. So he sorted it out and I got to check in! Really good service! Also the rooms/bathrooms...

Thank Louise A
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Base Taupo in good located and just 5 minutes walking from Lake Taupo. The bar is really good and we spent wonderful time there. The staff really helpful and the room clean and with our own toilet. No parking available.

Thank Fran_Zunigau
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this base! You feel welcomed and the staff is really nice! I liked the kitchen it was engough space to cook and it had a amazing sundeck where i had my breakfast with beautiful view on the lake and the mountains! Also the side bar was cool, because is stayed in the hostel i got discounts (really...

Thank liedewijluyken
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 2nd stay at Base Taupo! Staff are very friendly and happy to help! The location is great and within arms reach of all bars and places to eat! There is a very friendly atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to meet others staying at the hostel! the onsite bar has reasonably priced drinks and food. The shared kitchen...

Thank Justina1989
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights in a 4 bed ensuite, which was actually good value. Ensuite was clean and looked fairly new. Each bed had its own light and plug socket. There is noise from the bar underneath at night but earplugs solved that issue. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Kitchen was a decent size. Ok for a couple nights if...

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BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, and sincerely hope you enjoyed your stay in Taupo! Happy onward travels and we look forward to welcoming you back to Base Taupo soon! Laura - GM Base Taupo

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 2,900 - ₹ 4,446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Get onto 3rd floor is possible. Get your own room.”
pamm391, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pay for wifi”
Tropical0792, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the lake!”
Justina1989, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best views,clean,large,”
Verbara, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Positive good vibes makes the world go round here. ^_-”
Alec002, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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