We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Base Taupo

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Base Taupo
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had room 303 which is a twin / double room with shower and toilet. It was clean and the bed was comfy. We had a view over Lake Taupo. It has no lift and we were on the 3rd floor. You can't drink your own alcohol in the hostel but they do have a bar. The kitchen was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark C
New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here recently and woke up to discover we had been the victim of a bed bug feast. After speaking to the GM, who assured us there hadn't ever been bed bugs in that room, and that our mattress was new (Double room), we found the telltale signs of them in the framework of the bed.... More 

Helpful?
Thank totaltravel94

Travelers are raving about these Taupo hotels

Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay here was great, the room was clean and reasonably quiet on the top floor. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the activities in Taupo. It is in a good location in the middle of the town and right near the lake. I would stay again!

Helpful?
Thank kez-lou23
Girona, Spain
Level Contributor
95 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there 2 nights and it was one of the worst hostels where I stayed in New Zealand. My room was on the 3rd floor, my luggage weighted 15 kg and there was no elevator. The room was small but nice though: ensuite bathroom and great views to the lake. And to the music bars in front. Music bars... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jordi P
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for leaving a review, your thoughts are important to us. We are glad you enjoyed your room and the en-suite. We are not so thrilled that the noise from other bars impacted on your stay, we would like to take this opportunity to apologize for this issue. Due to our central location we can experience noise... More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to stay in Taupo for 4 nights, our first two nights were guaranteed as part of the Kiwi Experience. We got a 6 bed dorm overlooking the Main Street - 4 bed dorms have ensuite, our bathroom was down the corridor. SO SO noisy at night as there is a bar on ground level (just below where we were... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravellingTeacher22
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Taupo. We appreciate you taking the time to compete the online survey, we value your comments submitted. I noticed in your response that you noted that the noise from the Bar affected your stay with us which is disappointing. Although our in-house bar can be lively and patrons come to party hard... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get wasted and stay up until four am acting like a Psychopath then this is the place for you. I stayed here for a night with my gf whilst visiting Taupo and was attracted by the cheap price for an en suite room. As it goes it wasn't worth it for any money. I paid for... More 

Helpful?
Thank theslothuk01
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Taupo. We appreciate you taking the time to compete the online survey, we value your comments submitted. I noticed in your response that you noted that the noise from outside affected your stay with us which is disappointing. Although our in-house bar can be lively and patrons come to party hard this... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights and it's not a bad place. Being close to New Years we expected it to be pretty rowdy. We had a private room and bathroom which is way better than sharing with some strangers! The beds were comfy even though they were just 2 singles pushed together. Room and bathroom were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Samarah007
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Taupo. We appreciate you taking the time to compete the online survey. It sounds like you pretty much enjoyed your stay with us which is great to hear and what we aim for! We hope to again welcome you back to Base Taupo or another Base property in the near... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Where do I start... all negative anyway! No sleep at all due to the constant noise from the bar downstairs & we stayed on the 3rd floor. No lift by the way either! Kitchen was filthy & lack of equipment! Couldn't even find a folk to use. Room itself was like a shoebox with no shelves or hanging space for... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Danielle P
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Here at Base we strive to provide our guests with a premium hostel to stay in both though the facilities we offer and the service our staff provide. Regarding the hostel cleanliness we have a professional company clean all of our public areas on a daily basis and the kitchen about every 3 hours. In the rooms our... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Typical Base hostel. Good staff, events daily, clean. As with Base,wifi was $12 for 3 days and not fast enough to watch a clip on YouTube, and Laundry was a pricey $10 a wash/dry. You'll make friends here (probably) but you'll be paying for the privilege to do so.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Taupo. We appreciate you taking the time to compete the online survey. It sounds like you had a great stay with us which was fantastic to read and exactly what we would hope for. We hope to again welcome you back to Base Taupo or another Base property in the... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It is what I would call an up-market back packers. Good for groups as many of the Dorms have their own bathroom. Very central to the town centre, night life and restaurants. But noisy due to that night life. Take some ear plugs.

Helpful?
Thank Laurie R
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Taupo. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the online survey. It sounds like you had a great stay with us which was fantastic to read and exactly what we would hope for. Due to our prime location we can sometimes experience noise over the weekend and we provide... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Taupo hotels
0.9 mi away
Gables Lakefront Motel
1.8 mi away
Lakeland Resort Taupo
Lakeland Resort Taupo
#44 of 73 in Taupo
4.0 of 5 stars 157 reviews
0.3 mi away
Tiki Lodge
Tiki Lodge
#14 of 35 in Taupo
4.0 of 5 stars 141 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Taupo Urban Retreat
Taupo Urban Retreat
#21 of 35 in Taupo
4.0 of 5 stars 146 reviews
0.4 mi away
Finlay Jack's Backpackers
0.4 mi away
Silver Fern Lodge
Silver Fern Lodge
#20 of 35 in Taupo
4.0 of 5 stars 101 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay