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Base Taupo Reviews

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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112 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Everything seemed perfect at first until 11pm (or there abouts) when the bar/nightclub outside the hostel started blaring music throughout the building! The walls and floors are paper-thin, so we had very little sleep during our stay. Aside from that the rooms were nice (amazing view) and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I'd consider staying there again with mates - but I don't think my girlfriend would ever come back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Matthew, Thanks for your feedback. Yes, we are located in the heart of the bar and restaurant area where there is a lot energy and atmosphere most nights. There are a number of bars and clubs nearby that are open late. Trust that you still had a great stay and look forward to having you back some time soon. Regards Jason Cameron General Manager


Taupo was amazing! The staff were so friendly and helpful with anything we needed. The town itself was great, and Base's location only made that better. It was an extremely clean and well run building! I would recommend this hostel to absolutely anyone staying in Taupo!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Pamela, Thank you for your feedback. Yes, we are very privileged to live in such an amazing place and enjoy sharing it with visitors. Regards Jason Cameron General Manager


Good hostel, Staff is amazing and really helpful. I stayed in the private en suite. Good size room and good value for money!

  • 19th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Nikkie, Thank you for your feedback. Great you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Jason Cameron General Manager


Room very small. Fan and TV share same socket so both cannot be used together. To turn on, need to stand on the bed.

  • 12th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Cheong, Thank you for your feedback. We will be making some changes in these rooms. Regards Jason Cameron General Manager


Was part of a stag party, brilliant location, quality room for the group, the bar element was awesome. Must stay here!

  • 23rd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Matt, Thank you for your feedback and fantastic that you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to having you back to stay in the near future. Kind regards Jason Cameron Base Taupo GM


I was supposed to be in a 4 bed female dorm with ensuite. This actually meant a 3 bed square room big enough to fit one bed in with one shower and toilet to share with 4 other 4 bed rooms, ie 16 other girls! Room tiny

  • 20th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Natalie, My apologies that you were accidentally placed in this room as the other Sanctuary room was fully occupied. We would have happily allocated a delux four bed dorm or triple ensuite dorm and specified ladies only if you had wanted to. Again sorry for the inconvenience and trust that you enjoyed your stay in Taupo. Regards Jason Cameron Base Taupo GM

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