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Based by the Lake

Lakefront hostel in Taupo with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
From
Rs4,001

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7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, 3330, North Island, New Zealand
7.4.Good.
  • Loved how friendly the staff were and how clean it was.

    Nov 26, 2021

  • Great location. There should be a bell by reception as I tried to alert the staff member…

    Oct 8, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Walkable
  • Free WiFi

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 34 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • Heart of Taupo
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 3 min walk
  • Lake Taupo - 4 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 7 min walk
  • Taupo Bungy - 29 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Double Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Basic Triple Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Taupo
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 3 min walk
  • Lake Taupo - 4 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 7 min walk
  • Taupo Bungy - 29 min walk
  • Spa Thermal Park - 36 min walk
  • Golf Club Taupo - 40 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Three Mile Bay - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 9 min drive
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7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, 3330, North Island, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 34 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Skydiving on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Based by the Lake Taupo
  • Based by the Lake Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Based by the Lake Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Taupo

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FAQs

  • Yes, Based by the Lake does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Based by the Lake.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Robert Harris (3-min walk), Master of India (3-min walk), and Replete (3-min walk).
  • Have fun with onsite activities like skydiving and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and ecotours.
7.4.Good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    It didnt have what it said it would have no tv no spa and there parking was street which was horrid it did smell from the mexican restaurant was opposite cobb and co which would of got rather loud so we didnt stay we looked at the room and decided to go home Would love some sort of refund

    1 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Loved the location. Our room was clean and tidy just what we needed for an overnight stay. Customer service was great, very friendly. Would stay there again

    1 night family trip, Jul 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tidy rooms, kitchen was awesome

    2 night family trip, Jul 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It is very very close to a lot of eating places.

    1 night trip, Jun 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The were friendly as

    3 night family trip, Jun 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great price. Perfect room with own bathroom

    1 night trip, May 16, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    was clean and freindly but to many stairs for me

    1 night romance trip, Apr 30, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was an ok stay - unfortunately we had lots of issues with our key cards so that was not great. We got what we expected.

    2 night trip with friends, Apr 23, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Situated next to loud night clubs. Noise so bad that they provide ear plugs. Avoid Friday and Saturday nights. Also parking a problem at night as in the hot spot of town. Otherwise mid week ok.

    1 night family trip, Apr 8, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Very noisy no good bed smelling rug no extra coffee, milk second day maybe its good for young singles who party all night

    2 night romance trip, Apr 5, 2021

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