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    Base Taupo

    7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    Apr 9 Apr 10
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    “base hostel” (10 reviews)
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    All reviews base hostel element bar hour reception kiwi bus bar downstairs is a private double room cheap drinks own bathroom central location night manager tea coffee facilities a stones throw staff were super friendly great facilities great view of the lake tj nightlife vicki bungy
    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...More

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    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.More

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    Response from BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo

    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...

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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...More

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    Response from BaseTaupoManagement, General Manager at Base Taupo

    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...More

    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...More

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    Response from BaseTaupoManagement, Reception Team Leader at Base Taupo

    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!...More

    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...More

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    Room Tips
    "best views,clean,large,"
    Verbara, 16 days agoRead review
    "Positive good vibes makes the world go round here. ^_-"
    Alec002, 24 days agoRead review
    "Don't get one with a road frontage if you want to sleep in"
    Craig B, 2 months agoRead review
    "4 Bed with ensuite is good- bathrooms are good."
    CharlyBrisc, 11 months agoRead review
    "Private rooms have great bathrooms!"
    StephJ_Sydney, over a year agoRead review
    "Level 3 or 4 give a little better sound quality"
    Laurie R, over a year agoRead review
    "Requesting a quiet room got me an incredibly noisy room (maybe they ignore requests?)"
    Atheoretical, over a year agoRead review
    "1st floor - party floor, as the music is either on in the hostel or you can hear the bar."
    FrancescaDickinson, over a year agoRead review
    "Get a room that does not face the street"
    Leah J, over a year agoRead review
    "Ask for the top floor (3) and on the South / lake side if you want a) a quieter nights sleep b) lake views!"
    daniamiam, over a year agoRead review
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