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Base Taupo

4.5 of 5 Hostel   |   7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #32 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice hostel- clean, good facilities, nice bathrooms, etc. The big downfall is the NOISE! We stayed on Friday and Saturday nights, understandably the noisiest nights of the week but it was just ridiculous. We were woken by the loud music from the club at the opposite end of the hostel, and we were on the third floor.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't fault the facilities of base taupo! It's in an amazing spot right in the heart of town. Close to the lake and all the restaurants. The staff were friendly enough, but we didn't have much to do with them. We booked a private twin for a nice weekend away and that's what we got. The room was of... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I really liked this base hostel. It was really clean and tidy. The rooms were nice. I was on crutches at the time of my stay and still enjoyed myself so you can't go wrong booking here really. I was on a kiwi bus tour and I know they book a lot of base hostels. Base also offer discount if... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A standard base hostel, cheap, cheerful, tv room, kitchen was cold, old and dirty. Bathrooms are clean, rooms are ok. Music in the bar downstairs was loud all night and kept us awake, the base was literally vibrating the bed until 3am, which wouldn't mind and would have been down in the bar if it was busy, but there was... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the hostel is really clean and the rooms ans very lovely. the stuff is helping all the time and very friendly. it's a shame that the kitchen is a mess. there is just one kettle what is not working, there is not enough cutlery or pods. I had to wait half an hour to be able to cook my food... More

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Dunwoody, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was very happy with the hostel itself, it had good accommodations, felt safe, and had different room types to choose from, but the best aspect of the hostel was the staff. I asked every inane question in the book and visited the desk multiple times throughout two days, and they were always kind, helpful, and really just made the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Staff were wonderful helpful and friendly. However because it is so central and so cheap there are many people staying every night and it shows. The toilet was dirty , the stairs needed vaccum cleaning. Also it is attached to the element bar which is a great cheap place for a drink with many deals, however it is open to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed for one night whilst on a girly road trip through the North Island. We arrived well before check in and the staff were helpful in getting the paperwork sorted although our room wasn't ready. They also assisted us in booking trips etc. The hostel is centrally located and would be an absolute prime spot in summer with... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Highly recommend Base Taupo. Having stayed in Base before this is a prime example of the good standards they have in New Zealand. Just great hostels. The staff are more than willing to help and are very friendly, BRILLIANT location, a lot of the activities in Taupo will pick up outside Base so you never have to walk too far... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights over a very busy weekend. The staff were very accommodating, very friendly, very helpful. The place was very very clean. Kitchen was large and well organised. The rooms were tiny thou!! I was in a 3 bed, which only just fit 3 beds in, let alone 3 people's worth of belongings, a good job we... More

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Address: 7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Base Taupo 4.5*
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