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

Stayed here for four nights in a double ensuite. We were on the top floor (there is no lift) and we had an amazing view of the lake, it's just a shame that the windows were so dirty that we were looking out of. There was a lot of dust in the room and bugs by the window. We also... More 

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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, we value your comments submitted. I noticed in your response that you noted that you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of the guest kitchen which is not good news. Here at base we see the cleanliness and... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with Kiwiexperience a couple of weeks ago. I had a very tiny room for 4 people, there wasn't enough space. Also, the room was dirty and in two of the four beds we found someone's hair, this was disgusting. The facilities of the hostel were average, probably the best thing is that we had our own ensuite... More 

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Thank Cristina M
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. I noticed in your response that you noted that you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of your room and overall which was not good to hear. Here at base we strive to provide our guests with a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great place to stay! The rooms were clean and comfortable. Convenient location, really close to the Lake and heaps of bars and restaurants, with Element bar just next door. Very friendly and helpful staff as well, would definitely recommend!

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Thank MadiCreed
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 

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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We booked a room during the ironMan 2016 in May.The room was reasonable and secured as we were always outside. Very handy to bus stop if you are taking bus regionally. We were able to park our rented car right in front during the night. Very friendly staff too!

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Thank RannyRoi
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 for next years Iron Man! Best... More 

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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Checked in and the girl at reception put my boyfriend and I in completely different rooms. After asking to change she said she couldn't and didn't even bother trying- this was around 5pm so there was going to be more people checking in. Asked her a couple more questions just about the hostel and she was very blunt. Dorms were... More 

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Thank Maddie S
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. I noticed from your survey response that you indicated that the friendliness and helpfulness of base staff as poor. At Base Taupo we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service so I am particularly concerned that you did... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We planned to do the Tongariro so we had to wake up at 5am to get there but this night we couldn't sleep because of the noise coming from the hallway and the bar right under the backback... Too bad because the room was good...

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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 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Stayed here with Kiwi Experience and had such a nice stay! The room was very clean and big and the location of the hostel is just perfect. Very nice and helpful staff, definitely recommend staying here!

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Thank Iris P
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review. We are thrilled you had such a great stay with us. We are lucky to have such a fantastic team and modern facilities here at Base Taupo. We would like to wish you happy travels for the rest of your 'Kiwi Experience' and look... More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Great internet access at this hostel to upload all your sky dives and Bungy jumps! The bar next door is really fun and the club across the road is packed all the time! The rooms are small but the bathrooms are amazing for a hostel the showers were so powerful and really new! Would come back defiantly

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Thank Vicky_212013
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for leaving a great review, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and hope you enjoy the rest of your travels across New Zealand :) Base Crew :) More 

Trier, Germany
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Pretty clean all the time with incredibly friendly staff, especially Vicki. Really comfortable beds and mattresses. Great location means everything is nearby the hostel and a pretty chilled bar is provided too

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Thank Patrick S
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Base Taupo. You rated your stay as 10/10 which is fantastic and exactly what we would hope for. We agree, Vicki is a fantastic asset to our amazing team here in Taupo and we are thrilled you had a great experience with us. We hope to welcome you... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Stayed at Base Taupo for a week and had the most amazing time. All the staff were super friendly and would go above and beyond to make sure i had the most enjoyable stay. My room got serviced on a daily basis and the cleanliness of the hostel was amazing. The bar downstairs offered affordable and delicious food to fill... More 

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Thank Sophie H
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your stay at Base Backpackers Taupo. It sounds like you had a fabulous stay with us, which is exactly what we would hope for. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels across NZ and hope to welcome you back to beautiful Taupo again soon! Happy... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $48 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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