Base Taupo - Hostel

Self Rated: 2.0 out of 5
7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand
3.5 out of 5 rating 411 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5
Property Details

Property Location

Base Taupo - Hostel is centrally located in Taupo, a 4-minute walk from Lake Taupo and a 3-minute drive from Taupo Bungy. This hostel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Taupo Hot Springs and 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Huka Falls.


Make yourself at home in one of the 42 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include blackout drapes/curtains, as well as phones with free local calls.


Enjoy recreation amenities such as a nightclub or take in the view from a terrace. This hostel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, ski storage, and a fireplace in the lobby.


Satisfy your appetite at Element Cafe and Bar, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge. Dining is also available at the coffee shop/café. Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary reception.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is complimentary (available 24 hours).


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lake Taupo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Taupo Bungy - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Spa Thermal Park - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Golf Club Taupo - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Taupo Hot Springs - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Three Mile Bay - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Huka Falls - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Craters of the Moon - 6.2 km / 3.8 mi
Five Mile Bay - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Four Mile Bay - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Wairakei International Golf Course - 6.4 km / 4 mi

The preferred airport for Base Taupo - Hostel is Taupo (TUO) - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

  • Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.19 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Fireplace in lobby
  • -Free airport transportation - drop-off
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Express check-in
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Restaurant
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free reception
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Computer station
  • -Ski storage
  • -Coffee shop or café
  • -Terrace
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Free parking nearby
  • -Billiards or pool table
  • -Nightclub
  • -Street parking
  • -Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • -Elevator
  • -Distance from property (meters) - 50
  • -Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • -Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • -Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • -Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • -Handrails in stairways
  • -Stair-free path to entrance
  • -Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • -Mountain biking nearby