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Base Taupo

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a private double room with our own en suite and tea/coffee facilities. We were impressed with the size of the room and bathroom for a good price. The hostel had all the facilities you could need and was in a fantastic location for cafes, restaurants and a few minutes walk from lake Taupo. Taupo itself is a beautiful... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was on the Kiwi Experience bus and this was the guaranteed one-night accommodation for Taupo. I shared a four-person co-ed ensuite dorm room that faced the street. The 3-piece bathroom smelled musty, but looked clean. The room itself was cramped once everyone got all their gear in. It is a dry hostel, because there is a bar on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on past experience, I booked this hostel (twin room) while travelling through for business recently. I was extremely happy with the stay, the price point and the level of service. Tess on reception was excellent, and our room was nice, clean & tidy, particularly the bathroom. A good hostel at a very reasonable price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with the Kiwi Experience so for a start if you don't like the mental party style hostels this won't be a good option for you. The rooms were nice with a clean ensuite and the beds were large and comfy. The noise from outside would be my only complaint. If you were going to do the Tongariro... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked Double Room with ensuite to get some rest (good sleep) enroute between auckalnd and wellington in May 2015 (Saturday night). Just could not snooze as the bed quality was very bad and the noise from sorrounding nightlife hangouts made it impossible to sleep. Pro: LOcation Customer service 24*7 Reception Ensuite Celanliness Con: Room size Bed quality Sleep comfort Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was my home for 5 months. Great place to stay for a couple nights, awesome location right on the bar strip. If you're looking for WFA I recommend it, the small size of the hostel makes for a close knit family. Beware though, if you are bothered by noise make sure to ask reception for ear plugs! The... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed a night in the private ensuite and I had a view of the beautiful Lake Taupo. The room was alright however there wasn't a closet. The toilet was really spacious, shame there isn't a bathtub. The shower looked dirty and old but otherwise was working just fine. Location is amazing, just steps away from the lake front, and a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights April 2015 while I was down for work. Guy with the glasses behind the counter was friendly and helpful. I had a double room with en-suite, everything was tidy and well presented. I stayed on a Wednesday + Thursday night and had absolutely no trouble with noise. Pretty good as far as backpackers go, would... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I stayed here for two nights in a private ensuite room in April 2015, with Kiwi Experience. We found that the women behind reception were pretty rude and dismissive, but the man with glasses was more than helpful. Our room was average but our toilet was leaking so stunk. And despite being on the 3rd floor we were still kept... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Tried a one night stay on 5th April 2015 and that will be the last. Booked a double room ensuite, carpet was dirty and found some hairs on the bed. Did not complain as I would like take a good sleep after a long day drive. The nighmare started with NOISE opposite my room facing some bars at late night.... More 

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