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Not a lot of space in rooms, sundeck is nice, kitchen is not the best, staff was great, no atmosphere
Room was not clean when we checked in and had marks all over the walls. Kitchen was dirty and poorly equipped. Hostel generally looked like it was overdue for a renovation.
The location is nice. The rooms are old, run down and smelly. The restrooms are mostly nice and clean. I would never ever recommend this hotel to a friend because of the noise. It is located right across from a bar, and also above a bar. If you want to fall asleep before 4am, do not stay at this hostel.
One of the worst hostels I`ve ever stayed. Confined rooms and labyrinth-look space, No living room for social activities. cooking utilities are worn-out. The most intolerant thing was the bar under the window kept making tremendous noise UNTIL 3:00 AM EVERY NIGHT!!!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
The kitchen is not very good equipped. Unfortunately you have to pay for the wifi. Everything else was all fine. Great location.
Great and clean accommodation in central location, nice and helpful staff, just off you want to sleep and have a room facing the entry wall of the building you might find it hard due to the little bar of the hostel as well as two busy and loud bars opposite the street.
overall the stay was all right. only problem was bar in front of hostel . it makes noice till 2 o clock in the night. if you are classical loud music lover than its ok. but if you love sleeping then , think twice.
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
I really enjoyed my stay at the base hostel in Taupo, the staff was so friendly and helpful it was great. The location was right next to the lake and it was just beautiful. I would recommend lockers in the rooms, (small ones are enough), where you can lock your valuables, so you don't have to carry them around all the time. In addition, a bin in the bathroom would be nice. The cleanliness of the bathroom was acceptable, but although I stayed two nights it hasn't been cleaned one time.
The hostel is set right by the lake, which allows you fantastic views of the sunset, however something to keep in mind, this hostel is also located by several bar, which can be a plus, but at the weekend if you are trying to get some sleep & your room is facing the bars. good luck! The room (i was in a four bed deluxe) was dirty & tiny, hardly any room to put you luggage, when the room was fully occupied. Facilities are ok, the kitchen is fine, lacking a lot of basic utensils and atmosphere.