Room type

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Double Room, Ensuite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Shared Dormitory (6 beds)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory (4 beds)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 beds)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Get an overview of this hotelAdults-only hostel with restaurant and nightclub


Located in the heart of Taupo, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Taupo Museum and Art Gallery and Barbary. Taupo Bungy and Taupo Hot Springs are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a nightclub and a bar/lounge. A manager's reception is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk.

Room Amenities

All 42 rooms provide WiFi, wired Internet, and satellite TV.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary manager's reception on select days. A computer station is located on site and wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge.

This Taupo hostel also offers a nightclub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance.

Base Taupo - Hostel / Backpacker is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free reception 
  • Computer station 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Restaurant 
  • Ski storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 42 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Year Built 2008 


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wired high-speed internet ( 8 NZD per day )

Room Amenities

  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The hostel offers a complimentary manager's reception on select days.

Element Cafe and Bar - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 or older are welcome.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

Minimum guest age is 18

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Caters to adults only

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: NZD 5.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: NZD 8 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 4 per person (one way)
  • Onsite 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.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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