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Base Taupo - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

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