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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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 1 night at base taupo although didnt actually sleep! Room on first floor overlooking street had just single glazed windows and no air con. During night room became unbearably hot so we had to open window but noise from the street and element bar was so loud even with earplugs it was impossible to sleep. No hot water in... More

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Jason C, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi There, We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us at Base Taupo. In response to your comment about the hot water - this was a plumbing issue which arose overnight and our guest services team managed to get a contractor in first thing in the morning, when the business opened. We resolved the... More

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143 reviews 143 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here when I was on the kiwi experince and it as very nice. The ensuite rooms were very reasonable and also quite big. The staff were lovely and the bar underneath is very good for a night out!

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Jason C, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us - we have a fantastic modern hostel here in Taupo, and are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world so we can ensure all of our guests have a fantastic stay! Happy onward travels with Kiwi... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I arrived a bit early to check in so the guy behind the reception told me I could stall my luggage and come back in an hour. I asked him what I could do in the meanwhile so they told me to go and visit Spa Thermal Park, which was very good. After about three hours I came back and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Arrived in Taupo, having heard and read so much about Base I thought I would give it a try. Made the mistake of staying there too long Noisy, rude staff, everything was broken (the laundry room only had one washing machine working for a hostel which can accommodate nearly 500 people!) the kitchen and lounge closed at 11pm so if... More

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Jason C, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, I am sorry that your stay with us in February wasn't to your satisfaction. Our hostel sleeps 134 people through a mix of dorm and double rooms. One of the washing machines you refer to had an issue and we were waiting on parts from overseas to fix from the distributor. This machine has subsequently been fixed. Yes,... More

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Address: 7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Base Taupo 4.5*
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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 
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