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Base Taupo

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand (Show on map)

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Good 7.2
based on 37 reviews

"It was a unpleasant stay so I can't comment...."

  • Kwok, Singapore
  • November 16, 2014
  • Area: Taupo Central
  • Rooms : 42

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Double En-suite
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4-Bed Dormitory
4-Bed Dormitory En-Suite
4-Bed Dormitory
4-Bed Dormitory En-Suite


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Ideally situated near the city center and the stunning Lake Taupo, this brand new hostel offers luxury lodging with budget friendly prices. Offering multiple types of accommodations, guests can choose from private rooms with television, multi-share dorm style rooms, or girls-only wing for peace of mind. Base Taupo allows guests to be close to nature, boasting its lakefront and mountain views. Exploring and traveling around the city is easy with transportation links, cafes, and shops right at the doorsteps. Don't forget to check out the hip Element Bar, with its pool table, plasma screen televisions, a fireplace, a large outdoor sundeck, and excellent sound system provided, guaranteeing a great time, day or night! Ideally situated near the city center and the stunning Lake Taupo, this brand new hostel offers ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Check-In From
2:00 PM

Check-Out Until
10:30 AM

Distance from City Center
1. Km

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Jeremy M. Solo travelers New Zealand, December 25, 2014
Taupo stay

parking staff location
Too noisey. People running and shouting up and doen the halls
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Kwok Y. Couples Singapore, November 16, 2014
Stay at Base Taupo only if you are a party animal

It was a unpleasant stay so I can't comment.
There is a stretch of pubs/bars just opposite the hotel. We were there on Friday and Saturday nights. They blasted the music until 3+ in the morning! The hotel provided ear-plugs but that hardly helped!It was really bad. Couldn't sleep for 2 nights consecutively. We asked the staff to change our room but he gave the excuse that other people have specifically requested for the room at the other end of the hotel. Since when do people choose specific rooms (types of room yes, but not room number per se?) Think it was the inconvenience of cleaning the room again if we shifted.
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Nicki K. Couples Ireland, September 22, 2013
Location is good if you dont want to sleep

Location was good, Lake was in viewing distance, discounts in bar below on food and drink
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Yong P. Groups Malaysia, June 23, 2013

good location, that's the only pro super noisy at night !! Can't even sleep !!
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Rebecca B. Couples United Kingdom, June 22, 2013
Double room very nice in good location

Location, bar, clean and not too loud
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Hang C. Couples China, May 20, 2013
Good for short stay

First, it's in the center of Taupo. You can find bars and restaurants in 5 mins walk. Also, many backpackers are living there. And of cox you can't miss the lake view!!!
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Parisa K. Couples United Kingdom, April 19, 2013
Location and price

Price location.
Good value hostel. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm, which was quiet, clean and had an ensuite
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Danai M. Groups Thailand, April 14, 2013
Never again Hotel

Location, just that
Definitely not staying in this hotel or any of their other branches ever again. The place looks run down from the beds to the toilets. We suspect the sheets weren't even replaced when we arrived. Every base hotel has a bar next to it, so expect drunk, rowdy and loud occupants swinging and banging doors on. Wee hours of the night. If your idea of staying at a backpacker hotel is to party and hook up with people this is your kind of place. But if you're looking for a comfortable cheap place to get some good night's rest, you're much better off somewhere else.
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Amanda C. Couples Portugal, February 21, 2013
Good location but too noisy

Fair price
the price is quite low, we booked a double ensuite for 2 nights. our room is quite small, there's a window facing lake taupo which the view is amazing. it is located in the heart of the city as well, and lots of restaurant around the hotel. however, there's a pub down there and it's really really noisy and we could not sleep well. the music was played so loud till 3am. i would prefer to pay a little more to stay in a quiet zone as we could not get good asleep and get so tired on the next day.
Hotel Feature Tip: There's scooters u can borrow from the hotel
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Crystal L. Solo travelers Singapore, February 15, 2013

Location, but not ideal at night.
No lifts, so expect to climb flights of stairs. Located near bars, not ideal if you want a good night sleep. Other than that, everything is satisfactory.
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  • Lake Taupo
  • Town Centre

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Distance to airport:
  • Taupo Airport (5.8 Km)
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  • "Clean rooms" , "Good location" , "Nice view"
Top attractions in the area:
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