$35 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 27, 2014 Check-out: Aug 28, 2014

Base Taupo

3 stars
7 Tuwaretoa st, Taupo, Taupo, 3330
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
7 reviews
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
  • Sep 8, 2013
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... See full review

  • Quintin
  • Mar 9, 2010
Base Taupo is a purpose-built luxury budget hostel with an ideal central location and stunning Lake Taupo and mountain views. Offering a full range of clean comfortable rooms, take your pick from a private ensuite with TV, multi-share dorm or Sanctuary wing for girls only. Base Taupo, is designed with the traveller in mind, boasting an ideal location right in the centre of town. Just seconds from the lake front with transport, cafes and shops on your doorstep. Other great facilities onsite are: + 24 hour reception + Global Gossip high speed wireless internet + Exclusive female only rooms + Central heating in all rooms + Modern laundry and kitchen area + Massive sundeck overlooking lake Taupo + Element bar ofering nightly entertainment and delicious food

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.

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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

Nearby points of interest

  • Tongariro National Park: 44 mi
  • Mount Ruapehu: 49.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Base Taupo

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stef n Glen
Whakatane
Sep 8, 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Louie
Far north
Jul 3, 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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

1
5.01.0
Tweek42
Los Angeles, California
May 9, 2012

A backpackers hostel. NOT A HOTEL.

The location was great. It was located in downtown Taupo in the center of town and one block away from the lake front. It was surrounded by restarauts and bars. The room is just a basic hostel room with just the basics. I was surprised that this came up for the selection of hotels in the area when it is CLEARLY NOT A HOTEL. If you are looking for a peaceful experience in Taupo, this is not the place for you. On Friday and Saturday nights, there are two live bands at the bars that start after 10PM and don't stop until after 2 to 3 AM. This caused multiple sleepless nights. The staff also contact residents through a loudspeaker system on anything from stop all the drunken noise in the hallways to broadcasting about deals at the bar downstairs until 10PM. This loudspeaker system made the two bands out on the street seem quiet. Overall, this was a poor choice for a relaxing vacation stay. I was fooled by the good location and the price. Next time I visit this city, I would get a real hotel farther from downtown even though it is more expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Mar 24, 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Quintin
Not Provided
Mar 9, 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rachel
Not Provided
Aug 13, 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Base Taupo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BlueskyBN
Bonn
Dec 16, 2013

Absolute Frechheit!

Die Lage ist gut, die Bar ist nicht so laut wie behauptet. Mein Aufenthalt verlief jedoch nicht sehr angenehm. Gebucht war ein Zimmer mit Bad, es wurde einfach eins ohne Bad genommen. Gut, da wollte man noch mit dem Manager sprechen ob ein Frühstück zur Entschädigung rausspringt. Die Betten wackeln leider ungemein. Und ich hatte auch Angst das es umkippt. Zum Fenster kamen Night Bugs rein. Es wurden immer mehr. Platz war nicht verfügbar im Zimmer und auch auf der Dachterasse wo Barbecue durchgestrichen war, die Küche war auch voll und durch die Menschenmenge nicht sauber. Das beste kommt aber noch, ich wollte dort nicht bleiben, klar Zimmer bleibt bezahlt aber die 20 NZ$/Person(!) Deposit für Schlüsselverlust wollte man uns nicht wiedergeben und hat was von Early Checkout Fee behauptet. (Abends 2h nach dem einchecken???) einfach dreist!! Kundenorientierung 0 Man hat noch nicht mal gefragt was das Problem ist, das interessiert die auch nicht. Die haben genug andere Kunden. Ich empfehle besser was anderes buchen

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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