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Customers like this hotel for:
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • sports
    Distance to airport:
  • Taupo Airport (5.8 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Clean rooms", "Good location", "Nice view"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Great Lake Centre (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Canoe & Kayak (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • Taupo Bungy (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Base Taupo

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

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"Location, Helpful staff, Great Savings for burget..."

CHENGCHENG, China October 29, 2015

Features of Base Taupo

Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • business center
  • concierge
  • elevator
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • restaurant
  • tours


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Hostel Description
Ideally situated near the city center and the stunning Lake Taupo, this brand new hostel offers...see more 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!
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CHENGCHENG Q. Solo travelers
China, October 30, 2015
Great location, Value for Money

Location, Helpful staff, Great Savings for burget traveller
It was a very nice experience with Base Taupo, amzing lake view and great location, easy excess to all major attractions! Strongly recommend to those who may travel to Taupo!
Phuong H. Families with young children
New Zealand, July 23, 2015
Modern room

Beautiful room, best location & friendly staff
Value for money
Jeremy M. Solo travelers
New Zealand, December 31, 2014
Taupo stay

parking staff location
Too noisey. People running and shouting up and doen the halls
KWOK M. Couples
Singapore, November 21, 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.
Nicki K. Couples
Ireland, September 25, 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
Yong S. Groups
Malaysia, January 02, 2014

good location, that's the only pro super noisy at night !! Can't even sleep !!
Rebecca B. Couples
United Kingdom, June 23, 2013
Double room very nice in good location

Location, bar, clean and not too loud
Hang C. Couples
China, May 30, 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!!!
Parisa K. Couples
United Kingdom, April 22, 2013
Location and price

Price location.
Good value hostel. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm, which was quiet, clean and had an ensuite
Danai M. Groups
Thailand, April 23, 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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