Base Taupo - Hostel

Self Rated: 2.0 out of 5
7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand
3.6 out of 5 rating 163 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.6

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Base Taupo - Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Taupo, a 4-minute walk from Lake Taupo and a 3-minute drive from Taupo Bungy. This ski 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 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes, and housekeeping is provided on request.


After a day on the slopes, enjoy recreational amenities, which include a nightclub. Additional amenities at this hostel include 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. Dining is also available at the coffee shop/café. Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary reception. Self-serve breakfasts are available daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.


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
Barbary - 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 are 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.

  • No onsite parking is available.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Room rates are based on 1 person. Extra-person charges apply for any additional guests (up to a maximum of 6 guests per shared room). Guests reserving a Shared Room category for more than 1 person must specify the total number of guests in the Special Requests section at time of booking, or by contacting the property immediately after booking via this Web site. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.

Important Information

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

  • 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.

  • Fee for self-serve breakfast: NZD 5.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 4 per person (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

  • -Fireplace in lobby
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free reception
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Computer station
  • -Coffee shop or café
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Billiards or pool table
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Ski storage
  • -Nightclub
  • -Street parking
  • -Elevator
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel