Base Backpackers Taupo is a purpose built luxury budget hostel with an ideal central location and stunning Lake Taupo and mountain views.
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Base Taupo Backpackers has the best lakeside location!

You are just seconds from the lakefront and have transport, cafés & shops on your doorstep. Base Backpackers Taupo is designed with the traveller in mind, boasting an ideal location right in the centre of town, superior facilities, comfy beds and great value for money.

Offering a full range of clean comfortable rooms - choose one to suit your budget. Take your pick from a private ensuite with TV, multi-share dorm or Sanctuary wing for girls only! Taupo also has a full range of activities on offer – so don’t miss out! We have a one-stop travel shop and our experienced, knowledgeable staff will help plan your perfect adventure before you travel.

Book Base Backpackers Taupo on this website and on arrival receive:

  • FREE - Towel
  • FREE - Accommodation upgrade (subject to availability)
  • FREE - Information pack on check in
  • FREE - Smile on check in from our friendly reception crew!!
  • FREE - Daily Activities

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Taupo also has a full range of activities on offer – so don’t miss out! We have a one-stop travel shop and our experienced, knowledgeable staff will help plan your perfect adventure!
Check out our newest café and party bar “Element”, opened 7 days. Check out the pool table, plasma screen tv's, fireplace, large outdoor sundeck and not to mention the state of the art sound system guaranteed to rock your socks off and give you a blast of a night.

We are committed to being the cleanest hostel in Taupo. All ensuite dorms and bathrooms are cleaned daily and shared bathrooms are cleaned multiple times during the day and evening to ensure we live up to our brand promise and of course your expectations.

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Right in the centre of town, with transport on your doorstep, Base Taupo Backpackers is less then 5 minutes walk to the supermarkets, convenience stores, banks and the post office.
Our newest café and party bar Element is also open for you to grab a quick nibble or a sit down meal. Our internet facilities never close - so you can keep in touch with your friends and families 24/7


  • 24 hr security and key card access
  • Hotel quality linen supplied
  • Sanctuary wing for girls only
  • Bedside lighting in all multi-share room
  • Modern kitchen facilities with spacious sun deck and lake views
  • Modern Laundry facilities
  • TV room with plasma TV
  • Global Gossip High speed wireless internet access available 24/7
  • Element Bar - open 7 nights with great specials every night
  • NZ$6 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Continental Breakfast (Cereals/Fruits/Toasts/Coffee/Tea)
  • Base Travel desk for expert advice and exclusive deals- book at base and receive some awesome specials

Base Backpackers Taupo Hostel

Address: 7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, NZ 3330

Phone: +64 7 377 4464
Freephone: 0800 BASE NZ (2273 69)

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Price range: $23 - $30

Nearby Parking on Ferry Road, 24 hours Free parking

Being situated at the crossroads of the North Island has a lot of advantages. Stick to State Highway 1 whether coming from the North or South.
Once in Taupo get onto the main road running around the town - either Tongariro St or Lake Road (along the lake front). Our Taupo Hostel is more or less on the corner of the two taking the corner building of Tongariro St and Tuwharetoa St.

By plane: Taxi and shuttle services available at the airport- we are situated 5km from the airport. $20 Taxi

By Bus / Train 2 Minute Walk Down Tongariro Street towards the Lake

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