Located within a 5-minute walk of Taupo Museum and Art Gallery, Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker is within a 15-minute stroll of Barbary. This 42-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a nightclub. It's in central Taupo and also close to Taupo Bungy and Taupo Hot Springs.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hostel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Guests can expect to find WiFi, wired Internet, and satellite TV.

Property features

Guests staying at Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker enjoy a nightclub, a computer station, and a terrace. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for NZD 4 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this adults-only hostel include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a fireplace in the lobby.


  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • WiFi and wired Internet in rooms (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities

Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker

7 Tuwharetoa Street Taupo 3330

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hostel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days. A computer station is located on site and wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge.

This Taupo hostel also offers a nightclub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance.

Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 42 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free reception 
  • Year Built 2008 
  • Ski storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Nightclub 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( NZD 4.00 per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wired high-speed internet ( NZD 8 per day )

Room Amenities

Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker offers 42 accommodations. Televisions come with satellite channels. This Taupo hostel provides wired and wireless high-speed Internet access for a surcharge.

  • Satellite TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The hostel offers a complimentary manager's reception on select days.

Element Cafe and Bar - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Room rates are based on 1 person. Extra-person charges apply for any additional guests (up to a maximum of 6 guests per shared room). Guests reserving a Shared Room category for more than 1 person must specify the total number of guests in the Special Requests section at time of booking, or by contacting the property immediately after booking via this Web site. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

Minimum guest age is 18

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Caters to adults only

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: NZD 5.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 4.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: NZD 8 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 4 per person (one way)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Base Backpacker Hostel
  • Base Backpacker Taupo
  • Base Hostel Taupo
  • Base Taupo
  • Base Taupo Backpacker
  • Base Taupo Hostel
  • Base Taupo Hostel Backpacker
  • Taupo Backpacker
  • Taupo Base
  • Taupo Base Hostel

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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