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7.9
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8.9
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Excellent location
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  • Base Taupo

    7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 13 times

    "The hostel is in a great location 2 minutes stroll to the lake and and the i-site."
    Aria - April 30, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 95% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.0 rating for service
    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Laundry service

    • Smoking area

    • Elevator

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Taupo in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 289 Taupo properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Cheapest price score
    Location score
    8.9/10
    Room comfort score
    7.1/10
    Value for money score
    8.0/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Taupo properties
    Better than
    91
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    Better than
    86
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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportTaupo Airport (TUO)
    Distance to airport5.8 km

    Rooms available at Base Taupo

    4-Bed Dormitory En-Suite
    4-Bed Dormitory En-Suite
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Double En-Suite
    Double En-Suite
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    4-Bed Dormitory
    4-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin En-suite
    Twin En-suite
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 2 single beds
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    Budget Double
    Budget Double
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    • Street view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed or 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in dormitory 6 Bed Dorm
    Bed in dormitory 6 Bed Dorm
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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    Bed in dormitory 3 Bed Ensuite Dorm
    Bed in dormitory 3 Bed Ensuite Dorm
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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    Bed in dormitory 8 Bed Dorm
    Bed in dormitory 8 Bed Dorm
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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    What people love about Base Taupo

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Very good, clean and tidy with full facilities."

      Natalie L.

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      August 27, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The staff there are friendly and helpful."

      Tak Y.

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      August 21, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Staff was very friendly and considerate."

      Julirose

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      August 17, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Comfy room, nice staff and had a great experience"

    TUNG P.

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    December 3, 2017

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    Housekeeping
    5 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions
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    2 mentions
    Breakfast
    1 mention

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff was nice enough to give us a 3 person room."

    Blanche M.

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    August 7, 2017

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Element Bar
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    Most helpful reviews for Base Taupo
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019
    Deluxe Double Room
    Exceptional9.6
    Extremely central. Street parking. Reception fabulous (24hr coffee,) compact room, tea & coffee in room, lots of stairs, comfortable bed, tiled showers, could do with thorough cleaning, very noisy nightclubs & fellow travellers, earplugs provided. We didn't have breakfast but it smelt delicious. We'd recommend this place for location, convenience, comfy bed & reasonable price.
    Kayeshafrom New ZealandReviewed July 14, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Double En-Suite
    Excellent8.8
    Good value for moneyYou can't ask for too much when you pay not much. Base Taupo is close to the i-site Taupo and the Intercity bus stop. The staff there are friendly and helpful. In terms of facilities, it would be better if there were hooks on the wall for hanging clothes as well as a small table in the room.
    Takfrom United KingdomReviewed August 21, 2018
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    Double En-Suite
    Excellent8.0
    Good but loudThe hostel is in a great location 2 minutes stroll to the lake and and the i-site. The room we had was a double with an en-suite which had plenty of room for us. The issues we had were with the loud noise coming from the surrounding bars. Even with earplugs we struggled to sleep on the Friday and Saturday nights until the very early hours of the morning. They do provide you with earplugs, but they dont do much. The bed was also not very comfortable, the springs dug into me! Another problem was they charge $2 per tiny sachet of washing powder in addition to $4 wash and $4 dryer. They also charge $4 per day for Wi-Fi which is a bit cheeky considering that's a necessity for most people. Sadly the Base chain seems a bit money grabbing. But overall, good convenient location and decent room.
    Ariafrom United KingdomReviewed April 30, 2018
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
    Double En-Suite
    Excellent8.4
    Location is bestAgoda messed up our booking by booking us but when we got there it was fully booked. Staff was nice enough to give us a 3 person room. Since we originally booked a private queen room, he blocked our dorm room so nobody else can join us. Gave us free drinks too! Heater is a bummer since it shuts itself down after 30mins. You have to manually turn it back on to keep warm during winter. A bit of improvement on cleaning maybe.. found a wrapper of chips on the bedside. No elevator to the 3rd floor. Only up to the 1st floor. Bar across the hostel has loud bands playing and can be heard from the room. Not a biggie though. Slept our way through. I'd stay here again. Location is the best. Restaurants and lake just behind the hostel.
    Blanchefrom PhilippinesReviewed August 07, 2017
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2012
    Double En-Suite
    Excellent8.0
    best location but small and noisy roomtidy and clean but very small room. no lift. the most important is very noisy at night time till almost dawn....OMG! can't sleep at all. in fact it has a best location to the centre of taupo and just next to the lake.
    choifrom Hong KongReviewed April 18, 2012

    Reviews of Base Taupo from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.3
    Very good
    From 791 reviews
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    23.9% this month
    Cleanliness7.8
    Facilities7.6
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality7.1
    Service8.0
    Value for money8.0
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kayesha from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Extremely central. Street parking. ”

    Reception fabulous (24hr coffee,) compact room, tea & coffee in room, lots of stairs, comfortable bed, tiled showers, could do with thorough cleaning, very noisy nightclubs & fellow travellers, earplugs provided. We didn't have breakfast but it smelt delicious. We'd recommend this place for location, convenience, comfy bed & reasonable price.

    Reviewed July 14, 2019

    Hi Kayesha, Thanks so much for your review, it looks like you generally enjoyed your stay with us and thats exactly what we were hoping for! We have definitely taken you comments on board abut cleanliness, thanks for your feedback. Safe Travels! Anna - Base Taupo Reception

    Responded July 15, 2019
    Base Taupo
    8.8
    Excellent
    Tak from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Good value for money”

    You can't ask for too much when you pay not much. Base Taupo is close to the i-site Taupo and the Intercity bus stop. The staff there are friendly and helpful. In terms of facilities, it would be better if there were hooks on the wall for hanging clothes as well as a small table in the room.

    Reviewed August 21, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Aria from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Good but loud”

    The hostel is in a great location 2 minutes stroll to the lake and and the i-site. The room we had was a double with an en-suite which had plenty of room for us. The issues we had were with the loud noise coming from the surrounding bars. Even with earplugs we struggled to sleep on the Friday and Saturday nights until the very early hours of the morning. They do provide you with earplugs, but they dont do much. The bed was also not very comfortable, the springs dug into me! Another problem was they charge $2 per tiny sachet of washing powder in addition to $4 wash and $4 dryer. They also charge $4 per day for Wi-Fi which is a bit cheeky considering that's a necessity for most people. Sadly the Base chain seems a bit money grabbing. But overall, good convenient location and decent room.

    Reviewed April 30, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Blanche from Philippines
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Location is best”

    Agoda messed up our booking by booking us but when we got there it was fully booked. Staff was nice enough to give us a 3 person room. Since we originally booked a private queen room, he blocked our dorm room so nobody else can join us. Gave us free drinks too! Heater is a bummer since it shuts itself down after 30mins. You have to manually turn it back on to keep warm during winter. A bit of improvement on cleaning maybe.. found a wrapper of chips on the bedside. No elevator to the 3rd floor. Only up to the 1st floor. Bar across the hostel has loud bands playing and can be heard from the room. Not a biggie though. Slept our way through. I'd stay here again. Location is the best. Restaurants and lake just behind the hostel.

    Reviewed August 07, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    choi from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2012

    best location but small and noisy room”

    best location and price

    tidy and clean but very small room. no lift. the most important is very noisy at night time till almost dawn....OMG! can't sleep at all. in fact it has a best location to the centre of taupo and just next to the lake.

    Reviewed April 18, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Mitchell from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Twin En-suite
    Stayed 1 night in March 2011

    Can't get much better than this!”

    Beautiful views, excellent location, great daily specials on the board. Friendly staff, and very modern facilities

    room was directly overlooking lake taupo, great to wake up to! great vibe, with fantastic people staying there as well. it is located right in the heart of the taupo nightlife, and other tourist attractions such as huka falls, and the hot springs is only a short distance away.

    Reviewed March 21, 2011
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sophi from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    Very friendly guy at reception, provided recommendations for the local area Basic but clean room, with linen and toiletries. Very close to restaurants and bars. Stayed at weekend so some noise from the street, which didn’t bother us but might do if light sleeper. Only negative no free WiFi in rooms. Overall excellent value, one of the best hostel rooms we stayed in.

    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    WAN from Malaysia
    Group
    4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Location and facilities”

    This hostel near to taupo lake and the coolest mcd in the world (the airplane mcd). Just a walking distance. Bathroom is clean and big. Kitchen big and nice too. Feel comfortable to cook too.

    Reviewed November 07, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Thuy from New Zealand
    Group
    4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    We stayed in the 4 bed room with private bathroom. The room was spacious and clean. The shared bathrooms are clean as well. The kitchen has everything you need.

    Reviewed October 05, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Julirose from Philippines
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    You get what you paid for.”

    Staff was very friendly and considerate. We arrived very early in the morning (3am) and we're expecting we can do early check in, but since non of the private rooms are already available and check in should be at 2pm , they allowed as to stay on one of the dorms for free before the official check in time. Also, the location is nice as it is close to restaurants and bars as well as just a stroll away from Lake Taupo. But due to this it's quite loud at night with all the partying across the street. Overall, our stay was ok aside from the fact that the sink in our toilet is clogged and also the kitchen looks dirty.

    Reviewed August 17, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Po from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

    Good location but a bit noisy! ”

    This hostel is in the city centre which is convenient. We lived in a double room and the room was quite clean, but not too large. It was quite noisy because the bar was downstairs. Also, we heard the sounds from the corridor clearly, which influenced our sleep. Some of the staff looked unhelpful too.

    Reviewed September 23, 2017
    3.3
    Danai from Thailand
    Group
    4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 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.

    Reviewed April 23, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wai from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Dormitory En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

    Good location and clean room”

    Very near Lake Taupo and the restaurants

    It was a very pleasant stay in the 4 female dorm and good value for money. Helpful staff. But there were no lifts for travellers so I had to carry my very heavy luggage bag up 3 floors to my room. Other than that, all are good.

    Reviewed September 25, 2012
    7.0
    Very good
    Adam from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

    Great location”

    location and price and fairly nice view

    Was easy to check in and check out, the staff are friendly and helpful. They know a lot about the area and deals etc. The hotel is very stingy though about trying to get little add ons here and there - for example they even charge for bag storage for just a few hours - first time i have come across that! and wi-fi is pricey

    Reviewed July 18, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    Geoff from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in October 2011

    Great place to stay, but...”

    Handy to central Taupo

    This place is great for its central location and amenities, but is directly across the road from a Pub that featured a rather loud band, and we were kept awake until the band stopped very late in the evening, The room had double glazed windows, which didnt help that much. Other rooms in the complex may have been better. Despite this the accomodation was very reasonably priced

    Reviewed November 03, 2011
    6.4
    Good
    YENJUNG
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Good”

    everything was fine. But the kitchen was horrible. Super dirty. No lift there, if you have a heavy luggage, you need to carry it upstair.

    Reviewed October 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Natalie from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Clean tidy and nice location”

    Very good, clean and tidy with full facilities. Except for noisy bars until midnight nearby especially during weekends

    Reviewed August 27, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Evan from Australia
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    good location”

    well locate to restaurants and bars

    Reviewed April 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    TUNG from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Exceptional”

    comfy room, nice staff and had a great experience

    Reviewed December 03, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Lim from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Good for Couple”

    GOOD LOCATION

    Reviewed August 02, 2017
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