We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Base Taupo

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Base Taupo
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Base Taupo
See the most recent reviews
Showing 186: English reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a short stay at Base Taupo but thoroughly enjoyed our time. The rooms are modern and the hostel is ideally located in the best part of town near restaurants, bars and the lake. The staff were pleasant and all facilities were well maintained and clean. Would definitely stay here again - Thanks for the hospitality.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ben O
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the near future! Happy Travels - Base Taupo Crew

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The location of this hostel is absolutely perfect, right by the lake, right by the restaurants and bars, and a few blocks over from some shopping. The hostel was clean and the facilities were basic, which was to be expected from a base hostel in New Zealand, so this didn't bother me. The staff were friendly and helped me with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lois J
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be friendly and knowledgeable! We sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Base Taupo Crew

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect location, the staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming and helped with everyone we needed with our trip. All information you need is displayed very clearly - good events down at the bar! Extremely happy with our stay and would come back in a heartbeat! Thanks to all the staff at Base, keep up the good work!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lauren G
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for such a fabulous review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we totally agree that we have fantastic staff who are always happy to help! We look forward to welcoming you back to Base Taupo next trip and wish you very happy travels for the rest of your stay in beautiful NZ!...

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel is beautifully located by the lake, with great facilities helping us plan our short stay in Taupo! The staff really made our stay more special and we could not recommend this enough. Thankyou again everyone at Base Taupo!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sarah_dennis123
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, A huge thank you from all the team at Base Taupo for leaving a fantastic review. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of NZ and are thrilled you found Base the best place to stay to explore Taupo. We wish you a safe and happy travels for the rest of your trip and...

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a private twin room on the third floor. My room was clean and comfortable with a heater that I could control so my room was at the perfect temperature for me. Staff were very helpful and they even have scooter hire which is a great inexpensive way to explore Taupo in limited time!!! Would definitely stay here...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sylvie P
BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there, We are thrilled that you had a great stay with us and hope you enjoyed the breath taking mountain views from your room! We are glad we were able to help plan your Taupo exploration and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Enjoy the rest of your trip :) Base Crew

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank graciejames2016
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...

Reviewed 20 July 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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 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!

 Report
Helpful?
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...

Reviewed 16 July 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!

 Report
Helpful?
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...

Reviewed 14 July 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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

10 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taupo hotels
1.2 km away
Wellesley on the Lake Taupo
0.0 km away
Finns Global Backpackers
0.7 km away
Haka Lodge
Haka Lodge
#3 of 34 in Taupo
259 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Tiki Lodge
Tiki Lodge
#10 of 34 in Taupo
177 reviews
0.3 km away
Taupo Urban Retreat
Taupo Urban Retreat
#15 of 34 in Taupo
176 reviews
0.7 km away
Finlay Jack's Backpackers
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $61 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Orbitz, HostelWorld, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Base Taupo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Base Taupo staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't get one with a road frontage if you want to sleep in”
 of 5 bubbles craigbE5793DB, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“4 Bed with ensuite is good- bathrooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlyBrisc, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms have great bathrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles StephJ_Sydney, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Level 3 or 4 give a little better sound quality”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieR96, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Requesting a quiet room got me an incredibly noisy room (maybe they ignore requests?)”
 of 5 bubbles Atheoretical, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5