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Base Taupo

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

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...

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Sophie G
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...

Thank Arteyr
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 !

Thank Johan K
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...

Thank callumtyson1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...

Thank Hannah B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the most part this hostel was pretty good. Each room gets its own bathroom which is nice, but they don't give you any soap in the bathrooms. The room I was placed in was way too small though-- there wasn't enough room for all of the people staying in there to put our belongings, so we had to jump...

Thank rsmi7428
El Sobrante, California
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The front desk staff were stellar. I originally booked a single w/ensuite for 1 night, then ended up staying a total of 3 nights and they graciously allowed me to keep the same room. 1st night loud music piped into all floors until 10:30 pm. Next 2 nights no music on floors and was barely able to hear the "party...

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is the best Base hostel I have stayed in and definitely the best hostel in NZ so far. The staff are so helpful and go out their way to help. The adjoining bar is cool. Special shoutout to TJ from reception who is especially helpful! Thanks for the Easter eggs!

Thank Thomas W
BaseTaupoManagement, Reception Team Leader at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. Here at Base we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, we're happy to see that this reflected in your stay with us. I will ensure TJ gets the recognition he deserves. Thank you for your great review, no doubt he'll be stoked! Were glad you enjoyed...

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure where to start except to say that I've slept in a fair few hostels and none of them can compare to this. Have also stayed in previous Base hostels too, so went with my formerly positive view of the brand. Dire, I think is the best phrase to describe our visit. Stayed 2 nights, wanted to leave...

Thank kjm105

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Base Taupo is a modern and convenient (built in 2008) backpackers with a range of accommodation options from dorms to private ensuite rooms to suit every budget. Come party with us at the Element Bar, Taupo's leading party and late night venue. Base Taupo is situated centrally in the heart of the main restaurant and bar area on Tuwharetoa St. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Taupo

Address: 7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $56 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Get onto 3rd floor is possible. Get your own room.”
pamm391, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pay for wifi”
Tropical0792, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the lake!”
Justina1989, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best views,clean,large,”
Verbara, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Positive good vibes makes the world go round here. ^_-”
Alec002, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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