Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation policy within the two weeks prior to arrival:
* Between one and two weeks prior – 50% cancellation fee will be imposed
for any cancelled numbers.
* Within one week out from arrival – 100% cancellation fee for any
cancelled numbers

Additional Terms and Conditions

For all groups credit card details are held to cover any unlikely event of damage to property.
No Alcohol to be consumed in the property due to our onsite liquor licence.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Respond to your inner wanderlust - meet life long friends and create memories (or lose a couple of brain cells) at Base Taupo!
Here at Base Taupo we are a bunch of travellers providing cold beer, primo travel and activity advice and a bed type to suit every traveller!

Stay with us and you won't regret it! Base Taupo has -
- Nightly Bar entertainment - Boozy Bingo, Trivia, Live DJs and Music at our onsite bar and nightclub open 'til the early hours!
- Range of beds - Shared dorms - Private rooms. Whether you're on a budget or a little picky - we've got all Bases covered!
- Well Equipped Communal Kitchen and BBQ Facilities
- FREE Wifi
- All linen included
- Soak up the rays on our sundeck with one of the best views in town!
- Central Location surrounded Taupo's hottest nightlife, bars and restaurants!
- Onsite Travel Gurus who know everything you need to know about NZ's most beautiful small town!

24 Hour check in available on Request.

Come stay with us - we would love to play a part in your Taupo experience! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Ideal stay, awesome staff and nice room! Great value for money
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Mar 2020
    Fun hostel but still clean with comfy beds.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Dec 2019
    Staff couldn't do enough for you. Very polite and friendly. Will be staying here next time I visit Taupo
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Dec 2019
    Toilets were not very clean, questionable stains on multiple walls.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Mar 2020
    Extremely noisey room sharers. Other than that excellent spot.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    30 Jan 2020
    I was one night stay in private room and it was too noisy outside ( bars with load music ) so I couldn't sleep. There is no aircon and no fan. also a room is not soundproof so you can hear every step in the corridor
    Belarus, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    25 Jan 2020
    The hostel is generally nice and some rooms have stunning views over the lake but the kitchen was an absolute nightmare.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    29 Dec 2019
    We were disappointed to walk into our 4 Bed Room to see that the en-suite looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned in well over a week. There were hairs and dirt over the floor, soap residue all over the basin and the shower was grimey. When we asked at the counter the frequency in which the bathrooms are cleaned, we were told they should be done daily and that there is nothing she could do about it. We understand it’s cheap accomodation but you expect it to be clean. Location is great though!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    17 Feb 2020
    Showers didn’t lock, rooms are quite cramped
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    09 Dec 2019
    The hostel was in a nice location. I stayed here on a trip with Kiwi experience and the hostel tried to charge us more for the rooms than what was available online. When I asked why, a blonde female staff member said it was because they gave discount at the Mexican a few doors down. When I wanted to book online instead she became very rude and petty. She was also really rude to another guy from kiwi too and generally made us feel unwelcome just because we travelled with kiwi experience.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii