US$25 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 22 Sep 2015 Check-out 23 Sep 2015

Base Taupo

3 stars
View map of 7 Tuwaretoa st, Taupo, Taupo, 3330

Hotel Overview

Base-Taupo-Lobby
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
6 reviews
Great Hostel

The hostel was one of the best we stayed in on our trip. The room was clean, and fit the three... See full review

  • MCWK
  • 10 Feb 2015
Enroute after long drive - -

Did NOT realize this was a Backpackers when we 1st arrived! Had visions of sharing facilities and... See full review

  • Stef n Glen
  • 8 Sep 2013
Base Backpackers Taupo Hostel delivers to travellers budget-friendly luxuries, laidback accommodations and hospitable service set right by the beautiful Tapuaeharuru Bay. From this Taupo hostel, holidaymakers can enjoy a myriad of activities from learning trips to Taupo Museum to exhilarating pursuits at Taupo Bungy. Tourists can also enjoy a night stroll at the Forest Of Screams or join events at Great Lake Centre Taupo less than a kilometre away.
General

Convenient facilities at Base Backpackers Taupo Hostel include print/fax/copy services, Wi-Fi access in the lobby, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, tour desk, self-catering kitchen and laundry facilities. For leisure, guests can relax in the TV room on site or tee off at Taupo Golf Club.



Location

Surrounded by parks and reserves, Base Backpackers Hostel is situated on the shores of Lake Taupo more than five kilometres from Taupo Airport. During a clear day, vacationers should not miss thermal walks along Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley or prawn fishing at Huka Prawn Park.

Dining

Hostel Base Backpackers does not have dining facilities but patrons are surrounded by restaurants that feature delicious local and international cuisines. Guests can unwind with drinks at Element Bar on site.
Rooms

The property offers beautifully maintained dormitories with under-bed luggage security lockers and heating. Private rooms come with TV.

Base Taupo Rooms

6 Bed Mixed Dorm
Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. 6 beds with shared bathroom facilities. PLEASE NOTE: You are booking 1 bed in the dorm room
4 Bed Mixed Ensuite
Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. 4 beds all with bathroom facilities. PLEASE NOTE: You are booking 1 bed in the dorm room
6 Bed Mixed Ensuite
Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. 6 beds all with bathroom facilities. PLEASE NOTE: You are booking 1 bed in the dorm room
4 BedSanctuary - Girls Only
Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. 4 beds all with bathroom facilities. PLEASE NOTE: You are booking 1 bed in the dorm room
6 BedSanctuary - Girls Only
Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. 6 beds all with bathroom facilities. PLEASE NOTE: You are booking 1 bed in the dorm room
Double Ensuite
Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. Ensuite bathroom and TV
Twin Ensuite
2 single beds. Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. Ensuite bathroom and TV
4 Bed Mixed Dorm
Bedside lighting and central heating in all rooms. 4 beds with shared bathroom facilities. PLEASE NOTE: You are booking 1 bed in the dorm room

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
Laundry service
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-38.6889 176.0698
Area served
Taupo.
Nearby airports
The closest major airport is Taupo Airport (TUO / NZAP). This airport has domestic flights and is about 6 km from the center of Taupo, New Zealand.
Area description
Taupo.

Nearby points of interest

  • Tongariro National Park: 70.8 km
  • Mount Ruapehu: 79.2 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Base Taupo

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MCWK
Friends
Highett
10 Feb 2015

Great Hostel

The hostel was one of the best we stayed in on our trip. The room was clean, and fit the three bunks comfortably. Having power points at each bed, including the top bunks, was a huge convenience! And the view across the street to the gardens, and out on the small balcony to the lake were a lovely touch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bus bays just across the street make travelling to and from Taupo very easy.

Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stef n Glen
Couples
Whakatane
8 Sep 2013

Enroute after long drive - -

Did NOT realize this was a Backpackers when we 1st arrived! Had visions of sharing facilities and bunk beds! But it was so comfortable and the ensuite was gorgeous!! Much better than most motels we have stayed in. Details like tea/coffee even. Compact room, but everything you could possibly need. Will defo be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Louie
Couples
Far north
3 Jul 2012

stopover in Taupo

A good place to put your head for a night while travelling further the next day. Publicity was misleading in location is actually right down town with no parking available for guests; just street parking in the midst of the night life hub. Photos suggest it is stand alone on large section.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Hikoi store 2 blocks away has superb NZ designed and made clothing and shoes, particulalry for women.

Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
24 Mar 2010

First class Hostel- ensuite double

First class Hostel- ensuite double room. Watch out for the Disco at Finn McCahul Irish Pub over the street, great food, but very noisy til 3am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Quintin
Not Provided
9 Mar 2010

man ,you cann't go wrong at this

man ,you cann't go wrong at this place ,even thro I stayed 1 night the staff made me feel welcome .... they had a bar next door & everything was just round the corner

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rachel
Not Provided
13 Aug 2009

The staff were helpful and friendly.

The staff were helpful and friendly. The facilities were above standard, especially for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

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