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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first stayed at Base in October 2016 when I arrived on the kiwi bus. The hostel has prime location, directly in the middle of town a stones throw from bars, restaurants, tourist attractions, nature, supermarkets... anything you could want! After being checked in by the lovely, knowledgeable and helpful staff on reception and seeing my clean, well furnished room...

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Saitama, Japan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed a private bus room. It was awesome! perfect for me because a large room, great views, clean, shower is great.Staff was very kind and helpful.My room was 3rd floor,I have a very heavy suitcase but they helped me and place is useful.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you found your stay clean, comfortable and were happy with staff. We hope your are enjoying the rest of your trip across NZ and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Happy Travels!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Negatives: - The worst kitchen I have ever cooked in - 2 bowls for 150+ guests (people having to share/use plates - see photo attached) - 1 mug (no I'm not joking) for 150+ guests - Reception staff unhelpful - Our room was not hoovered properly - Was told our dorm toilet was broken, nobody came to fix it, so...

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback as our aim is for every guest to leave having a positive experience staying at Base Taupo. Thank you for your feedback regarding the kitchen, the communal kitchen is always a tricky part of a busy hostel to get right. We check equipment, utensils...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend only had a brief stay at base Taupo but the time we had was really good. The hostels great, very clean and well kept, but it was mainly the staff that made it. We arrived at 4am fresh from the night bus and where greeted by TJ, the night manager. He was very helpful and friendly,...

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BaseTaupoManagement, Reception Team Leader at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there Oli, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel, were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us. I will pass on the message to TJ about how helpful he was for you guys, its really awesome to hear! Were glad you took advantage of our cheap drink deals in our on-site bar. Hope...

Fontana, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people of this hostel were incredibly nice to me. They made my experience here a really good one. I was warned it was a noisy hostel from the start, but I carry earplugs with me all the time for party hostels and for snoring roommates. It's all part of backpacking, just be a little prepared. From the start, I...

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Nanyang, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not stay in this hostel if you want any kind of peaceful sleep. Loud music was played in the corridor from early till late and then there was a band playing outside until very late. The hostel was very busy and we were all offered the use of the kitchen which was probably the most poorly equipped hostel kitchen...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed in a few Base hostels now to realise they are much the same. Positives: - Only a short distance to shops, a stones throw from restaurants and out the front door is the lake. - Large hostel, many opportunities to socialise in the attached bar - also did drink deals for being with Kiwi Experience - Quiet 4-bed...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a huge hostel! I stayed here as part of the Kiwi Experience tour, and it was brilliant! They have taco nights, quiz nights and is very social. Great facilities - a huge kitchen, washing facilities, and a bar joined to the side. Our room was 4 beds (2 bunks) and had a great view of the lake. The bathroom...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, very central. Beautiful setting :) Lake minutes from hostel. Stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm, comfortable bed, shower and toilets very clean. The staff were really helpful and friendly, would definitely recommend to others and stay again.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed In a private room with a double bed. It was clean and had tea/coffee facilities and ensuite which was good. Nice staff at the front desk and bar. Cheap drinks at the bar for guests and we had a great night. Good location for the lake and restaurants. We didn't notice any noise where we were

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BaseTaupoManagement, Reception Team Leader at Base Taupo, responded to this review

Hi there Katie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an awesome review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Here at Base we strive to provide our guests with a premium hostel to stay in both though the facilities we offer and the friendly service our staff provide . Its great to hear you enjoyed...

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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 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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