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Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)

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7 Tuwharetoa StreetTaupo3330New Zealand, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Good3.6 / 5
Service
Fantastic service
Location
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is not good
Cleanliness
Dirty
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Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)

Hotel Info: ‎866-539-8117‎

from $13
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (8 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 beds)
  • Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Ensuite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 42 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Wired Internet access in public areas *

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle *

Parking

  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
  • Resort fee included

Also known as

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

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 5.00 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 4 per person (one way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

High-speed Internet access (wired) is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

High-speed Internet access (wired) is available in public areas for NZD 8 per day (rates may vary)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Free reception
  • Barbeque grills
Things to do
  • Ski storage
  • Nightclub
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2008
  • Elevator/lift
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)

Special features

Dining

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

Recreation

Nearby

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

Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 5.00 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 4 per person (one way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

High-speed Internet access (wired) is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

High-speed Internet access (wired) is available in public areas for NZD 8 per day (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Good 3.6 /5 from 24 reviews

Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Excellent
Very friendly helpful staff. Great location and excellent views from the communal area
1 night romance trip
Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)
Fair2.0 / 5
good Location, but also bad location.
Two main reasons that I wont come back again. 1. No hot water in the evening until 1:30 am. Told the staff and the only response was to "wait", as many people were using and it took time to boil the water. I wait until 1:30am eventually, perhaps the hot water system is not fit enough to provide hot water to every customers(but it was not a full house) 2. Bad location: Downstairs attached to the motel is a bar, they had function/program until 3am. When I asked the staff was it happened every night, he said NO, only on Friday/Saturday. But I said today is Thursday only....... Attract me to stay is the location. It takes 3 mins to walk from intercity bus stop to the motel.
1 night trip
Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)
Poor1.0 / 5
worst nights sleep ever!
Room was an okay size and ensuite was ok but the sound from the clubs outside was unbearable. You could hear the music from 3 bars/clubs as if you were in therd. It obviously happens alot as when i went to reception to complain the very unhelpful member of staff said 'oh this will go on until about 3am' and could even pinpoint which exact club i could hear the most based on my room number. They also have a big bowl of ear plugs ready and waiting at reception for anyone that does complain. It was the worst nights sleep i have ever had in a hostel and i would never stay there again even if they paid me. Avoid at all costs if you want to sleep
1 night romance trip
Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great location and condition of the hotel
I just loved it! It was a great find for the $ paid. Amazing location and good service. Highly recommend.
1 night trip

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Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker, Lake Taupo (region)

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