8.0

Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping10
Kitchen2
Car Park1
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9.0

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Taupo Museum & Art Gallery 290 m
Spa Thermal Park 2.3 km
Craters of the Moon Track 4.9 km
L'Arte 5.8 km
Huka Prawn Park 7.1 km
Maori Rock Carvings 7.4 km
Lava Glass 9.0 km
Lake Taupo 17.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Global Gossip 10 m
Mulligans 50 m
Shed 60 m
Taupo Rod & Tackle 70 m
Pointons Ski Shop 90 m
House of Travel 130 m
Cobb & Co Station 150 m
Unichem Mainstreet Pharmacy 170 m
Experience Taupo 180 m
Log On 210 m
Base Taupo

"We'd recommend this place for location, convenience, comfy bed & reasonable price."

Kayesha - July 13, 2019
4-Bed Dormitory - Guestroom Base Taupo
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Base Taupo

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330 - See map
  • 150 meters to public transportation

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Taupo in the last 24 hoursCompared to 225 Taupo properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportTaupo Airport (TUO)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at Base Taupo

4-Bed Dormitory En-Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
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Twin En-suite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
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4-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
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Budget Double
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  • Street view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 1 bunk bed
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Double Deluxe
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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DOUBLE Double Ensuite Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Bed in dormitory DELUXE CAPACITY 4
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Bed in 4 Beds Mixed Dormitory (1 Bunk Bed)
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Base Taupo?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to Base Taupo?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Base Taupo has a car park available for guests.

    Is breakfast offered at Base Taupo?

    Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Base Taupo. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 5 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

    What is the smoking policy at Base Taupo?

    Base Taupo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about Base Taupo

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Location

      "Common kitchen is good, location near to many restaurants."

      Chua

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      January 5, 2020

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Some of the staffs are friendly and helpful."

      Natapaima

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      February 22, 2020

    • 10.0

      Exceptional

      "Rooms is correct and beds are comfortable."

      Amélie

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      October 30, 2019

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    9/10
    Room comfort score
    7.1/10
    Service score
    8.1/10
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    Overall rating:

    8.0

    Excellent
    189 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.8
    Facilities
    7.5
    Location
    9.0
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    What travelers say they love:
    Despite arriving at late night, the staff were friendly and ...
    Chang from Malaysia
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    More about Base Taupo

    More about Base Taupo

    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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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.5

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    5 mentions

    Internet

    3 mentions

    View

    2 mentions

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Restaurants

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Laundry service
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    Access

    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [on-site]
    Location
    7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330
    Excellent
    Location

    9.0

    Airports

    • Taupo Airport (TUO)
      5.8 km
    • Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
      67.9 km

    Public transportation

    • Cobb & Co Station
      150 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • Unichem Mainstreet Pharmacy
      170 m

    Shopping

    • Lava Glass
      9.0 km

    Convenience store

    • Bin Inn
      490 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      80 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Taupo Museum & Art Gallery
      290 m
    • Spa Thermal Park
      2.3 km
    • Craters of the Moon Track
      4.9 km
    • L'Arte
      5.8 km
    • Huka Prawn Park
      7.1 km
    • Maori Rock Carvings
      7.4 km
    • Lava Glass
      9.0 km
    • Lake Taupo
      17.8 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Global Gossip
      10 m
    • Mulligans
      50 m
    • Shed
      60 m
    • Taupo Rod & Tackle
      70 m
    • Pointons Ski Shop
      90 m
    • House of Travel
      130 m
    • Cobb & Co Station
      150 m
    • Unichem Mainstreet Pharmacy
      170 m
    • Experience Taupo
      180 m
    • Log On
      210 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until10:30

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center1. Km

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)5 NZD

    The property

    • Number of rooms 42

    Reviews of Base Taupo from real guests

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    8.0
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.8
    Facilities7.5
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality7.1
    Service8.1
    Value for money8.1
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    9+ Exceptional (22)
    8-9 Excellent (17)
    7-8 Very Good (28)
    6-7 Good (14)
    <6 Below Expectation (16)
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    Mar - May (17)
    Jun - Aug (24)
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    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

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    bernadette from Australia
    Couple
    Budget Double
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    budget accommodation in a great location”

    We were on the third floor which is a bit of a climb with luggage and no lift but the room was great with TV and bathroom. Tea and coffee making facilities there too. Nice and quiet this trip but we have stayed before and it can get noisy on the weekends but they do supply ear plugs for guests. Great location in Taupo. Would definitely recommend Base.

    Reviewed September 11, 2019

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Chengcheng from China
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Dormitory En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in October 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!

    Reviewed October 30, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    clement from France
    Solo traveler
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Awesome”

    Double room with ensuite awesome value for money Very friendly/helpfull staff at reception Would go back again next time Im in Taupo

    Reviewed June 29, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    choi from Hong Kong SAR, China
    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

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    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

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    6.4
    Good
    Moira from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2021

    Good”

    X-Base is located centrally but on the noisy end of the only street in Taupo opposite a late night pub & night club. Earplugs supplied in the room were appreciated but do little when the windows aren't double glazed. The standard of cleaning could also be improved; the blinds were filthy, the shower door looked like it had never been cleaned & the shelves for the jug had visible dirt. On the plus the staff were hospitable.

    Reviewed February 08, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    NOOR from Malaysia
    Group
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Great Location”

    Walking distance to Lake Taupo

    Reviewed November 04, 2019

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    Hey Noor, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and loved our very central location. We would love to welcome you back next time you're in beautiful Taupo! Katie - Base Taupo Reception

    Responded November 05, 2019
    Base Taupo
    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

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    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

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    6.7
    Good
    Dennis from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

    Centrally based hostel”

    Large, focussed on young backpackers

    The hostel is located in the heart of Taupo. The room was perfectly clean and comfortable. For me the big disadvantage of this hostel was, they were using an intercom system to promote there nightly activities in the bar of the hostel.

    Reviewed December 02, 2011

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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

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    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
    5.7
    Amanda from Portugal
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in February 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.

    Reviewed February 24, 2013

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    7.6
    Very good
    Lim from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Best Location”

    best location and near taupo lake

    Reviewed July 24, 2017

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    7.7
    Very good
    Lai from Singapore
    Group
    Twin En-suite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2011

    Great backpackers Hotel”

    Young and energetic place

    a place full of life and energy! the hotel is packed with backpackers from many parts of the world. japanese, turkish, singaporeans, malaysians.... the hotel has a great kitchen, very well equiped and the price is reasonable. the hotel is near to sky diving spots, there's pickup from the sky diving company from the hotel. helpful hotel reception crew whom will arrange for you on the activities.

    Reviewed July 20, 2011

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Blanche from Philippines
    Couple
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    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

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    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

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    Hi Sophie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We are glad you found our staff to be helpful and enjoyed our central location. We do provide free Wifi throughout the hostel, the password is on a poster beside the reception desk. Apologies if you had not realised this. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Julie - Reception

    Responded January 28, 2020
    Base Taupo
    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

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