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Base Taupo - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Standard Base set up - Good location, clean hostel, free wifi between set hours near reception and bar on site/ next door. I did think the dorm I was in was my favourite though of all the Base Hostels I stayed at in New Zealand. 6 bed dorm ( bunks) but with plenty of space for bags and plug sockets by each bed. Little small balcony with an amazing view overlooking Lake Taupo. The only negative thing was the design of the en suite bathroom. The sink stuck out in such a way which meant space was limited but there didn't seem to be an obvious reason why this was the case. No lock on door as well. 8/10 for me and a great "Base" to do the Tongariro Crossing from..

Standard base hostel, facilities are good and clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. The floor was wet in our room which was a bit weird. Laundry facilities are good. The bar staff aren't the friendly but the drinks are cheap in the bar.

We are in our 30s/40s and wanted a Cheap place for 1 night. Super clean and modern. Only used it to sleep. Didn't use communal kitchen or anything. Had a double room with ensuite. Fantastic shower. Only negative is no lift and having to walk up 3 floors. $60 for the both of us. Good bar.... Bit noisy on a Friday night even on 3rd floor could hear it but they provide earplugs

Having stayed at this property recently i would definitely recommend xbase to family and friends! Price and location cannot be beaten. The rooms were clean and comfortable and staff very friendly. Molly who we dealt with majority of the stay was very helpful whether it was navigating our way through the town or just trying to find a parking spot. 10 out of 10 for me and will surely be back!

Awesome place to stay :-) friendly, helpful and entertaining staff. Awesome dorm room beds. Wicked bar next door so you can socialise with fellow travelers and locals. Pretty cheap drinks there, I managed to get pretty trashed on $5 drinks. The only bad thing is that there is no proper restaurant there but you can either by food from the bar or walk into town which is only about 5 minutes walk from the Taupo I-site (where Intercity and Mana-Naked buses stop. Definitely an eleven out of ten. I think I have found the place I'll stay in Taupo for my future trips

Had a good stay at Base, rooms were comfortable and the bar was good fun! The staff were friendly and helpful. We asked to swap rooms as our friends were all in another room and they let us change without any problem - thanks Lachlan, what a legend.

Meant to be a money making backpack everything is expansive and has to be purchased. There is a loud music in the hallway until 11pm, and all the backpack is noisy. The room are cold, and for example, the one where i stayed had my bed stuck to the heater, so no chance to turn it on. My food had disapeared without any reason, even if I followed the instruction by labellising it. The kitchen is always dirty. The wifi is not free in contrary of others backpacks. The only good point are : Some of the employee are warm, helpfull and welcoming The showers has a good pressure The beds are quite confy

Very convenient - 2 minute walking distance from all pubs and restaurants. Friendly people, clean place very well managed. Seems like none of the tv's worked though. If you just sleeping, need a. Good shower in town centre. This is it !

Beds were decent enough, our 4 bed dorm had its own en-suite which was a bonus! The music in the hall ways was very loud, could hear it clearly in the rooms. Then the bar music from downstairs was even louder so don't expect any sleep. Maybe this was because it was a Friday and Saturday nights we stayed and it may be quoted on a weekday but I don't know. Liked the kitchen space and the outdoor balcony though, and the location was excellent

Stayed here during the summer, the hostel is in a perfect location in Taupo right next to the lake front and close to all shops, restaurants and other amenities! Friendly staff and a fun atmosphere too, there's even a bar right next door that does good drinks deals, perfect for backpackers looking for cheap drinks! The rooms are clean and either have an en suite or bathrooms right next to them. There's free wifi which is always a bonus!! And tea and coffee in reception too. The staff are all friendly and really helpful too! You can book any travel with them and all the local activities like bungy and skydive! Highly recommend!

7 Tuwharetoa Street Taupo

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a 5-minute walk of Taupo Museum and Art Gallery, Base Taupo - Hostel 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 of Base Taupo - Hostel enjoy features like a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. 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 a terrace, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 beds)

Twin 6 | Sleeps 1

Shared Dormitory (6 beds)

Twin 6 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

28% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 237 reviews