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Hostel | 7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand 000

75.4% Overall Rating

35 out of 45 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/10/2013)

Aimee Moon thinks…

"Really clean rooms, the ensuite bathrooms are so clean with the best showers I've ever had travelling!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.71
  • Towel USD 1.71

What's Included

  • Linen

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75.4%

Overall Rating

35 out of 45 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Taupo'

Atmosphere
68.0%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
72.0%
Value
72.0%
Safety
81.6%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Good friendly staff. Girl on the desk was very helpful.

Disliked: Bed was almost on the floor. Wet dirty towels in the room which made us wonder if the bed had been changed.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Aimee Moon

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 October 2013 Aimee would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean rooms, the ensuite bathrooms are so clean with the best showers I've ever had travelling!

Disliked: Aimee left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

21 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Probably the only truly clean hostel I have ever stayed in!!!

Disliked: No parking- all parks on street 60 minutes. My room was TINY 3 people no room to stand. Booked a room with private bathroom however didn't have one- 1 shower toilet on floor???? Not sure how many people were sharing it but not enough bathrooms for a huge hostel Bar across the road VERY loud don't expect to sleep

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Richard ZHAO

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 April 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: good location, near bars, clean and tidy, totally worth it!

Disliked: too close to the bar"Element", a little noisy at night.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great room, very clean and well set-up

Disliked: Great location, although very loud at night (it's on a street full of bars/clubs with very loud music. Hard to sleep on a thursday/friday/saturday night

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Josephine Regan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2012 Josephine would recommend this property

Liked: Free BBQ and towel. Good atmosphere.

Disliked: The kitchen and bedrooms could do with a deep clean. But not the worst place we have stayed.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything. staff were rude. it was very loud. very dirty.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 February 2012

Liked: the location was nice.

Disliked: Dirty and very bad equipped kitchen, unfriendly staff.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 January 2012

Liked: Receptionist was very helpful

Disliked: Ultimately this place is just another base, if you want to get wasted, bring someone back to your room to disturb all the other guests in your dorm, this is the hostel for you! Oh, and of you hate sleep book now!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jamie Speicher

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

09 December 2011 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: Bathroom , Kitchen , Internet, TV is all right.....is good!!! Their are very good pubs with live music and a lot of good possibilities to going out....

Disliked: I arrived a dirty room, because they forgott to clean this room....

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

lisa readyhough

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2011 lisa would recommend this property

Liked: clean safe secure good location.

Disliked: staff were a bit short and not overly helpful

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jessica Sheppard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2011 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Great showers, lovely pillows (feather) and location

Disliked: Not particularly personal, big chain

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

bernadette johnson

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2011 bernadette would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and value for money.

Disliked: Lots of noise from the downstairs bar until early in the morning

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice rooms with modern, clean, ensuite bathroom. Best shower that I've had in two months!

Disliked: Staff not very friendly or helpful. Kitchen not very clean and too small fridge. Bar not very good and you could hear music from the bar all night long to the room.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 October 2011

Liked: TV in room

Disliked: Noise from nightclub beside the the hostel is very bad. Starts at about 9 every night and doesn't finish til about 3. Our room wasn't even that close to it and it was still very loud. Also, the door to the ensuite bathroom was a sliding door which was broken. It had been like this for some time according to the maintenance man. Almost impossible to open or close it at times so had to go to the bathroom with it open most of the time. Not great when there's another person in the room with you.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

abigail brook

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2011 abigail would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great staff, awesome bar downstairs!

Disliked: No lift to carry heavy bags upstairs? But not really a big issue...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hendrik Schaefer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 July 2011 Hendrik would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff and rooms, superclean and new facilities

Disliked: pretty loud music from element bar until early morning (as long as you dont stay there to party its a bit annoying)

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and modern en-suite

Disliked: Small room, loud bar next door that kept us up for a while, ok if you want a late beer not good if you want sleep

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: tiny room with dirty people

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Shiheng Fu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

03 January 2011 Shiheng would recommend this property

Liked: Location was excellent. Next to the Pubs and walking distance to Lake Taupo and the beach. Facilities were clean and in good working condition. Staff was also friendly in giving directions and tips on where to view sunsets.

Disliked: Loud music playing from the pubs across the street till 2am

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Anne Maehlitz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2010

Liked: Free drink at the bar. Good place to meet people.

Disliked: rooms an the first floor are incredibly loud. It doesnt realy make a difference if you are in the club on the other side of the road or in your room. The showers on the first floor are changing temperature frequently, from rather cold to boiling hot! Very dangerous. The kitchen was so dirty that they didnt even had enough cutlery and plate for 3 people, even though there was noone els eating. Everything was dirty in the sink, in the morning and in the evening. The toilette on the first floor was broken and very dirty. The stuff gave wrong information on prices and activities. I am not a complaining person, actually this is the first hostal that I rated negativly, but this one was definately the lowest qualitiy of all hostels that we have stayed in in NZ.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Olivier Vallee

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 September 2010 Olivier would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good promotions to get you down to the bar.

Disliked: Hollow walls. A bit noisey.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Giles Pickett

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 July 2010 Giles would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location and great bathrooms.

Disliked: Very small TV area, 4 people watching a film and all the seats are gone. Also only 3 forks and 2 bowls in the kitchen. Few small changes and it would be the best Base we stayed in, in New Zealand.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location and central

Disliked: It was quite unclean even though the facilities are new, it felt dirty and was quite cramped.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway

10 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the rooms were clean and simple. as were the bathrooms. They were comfortable rooms and the double we were in had a television too. The staff were extremely nice and helpful.

Disliked: we stayed on a thursday and a friday night and the noise coming from the hostel bar was extremely annoying. It was perfectly audible three floors up and along the block where we were, which was the furthest point away from the bar in the whole hostel. drunken kareoke blasting half of taupo until two o clock in the morning is not fun when you're trying to sleep. In our room the bathroom door also did not close, which was uncomfortable too.


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