Based by the Lake

Based by the Lake

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7377 4464

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based on 390 reviews

Based by the Lake
Tue 18/1
Wed 19/1
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About Based by the Lake

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a microwave in a common area are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, laundry facilities, and free newspapers. All 34 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and stovetops.

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Rooms available at Based by the Lake

Tue 18/1
Wed 19/1
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Amenities at Based by the Lake

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet
  • Laundry service


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Horse riding
  • Mini-golf
  • Water park
  • Pool table

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Lake view
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Ski storage
  • Storage available


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette


  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Reviews of Based by the Lake

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6,2 Okay
Pros:Location was easy and close to most things in town. The single stall toilets and showers were okay.
Cons:The rooms were really crowded. It's also really close to a couple of bars/clubs, so there was extremely loud music playing until around 2am.
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7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330

What's nearby

  • Taupo Museum247 m
  • Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery283 m
  • Taupo Bungy1.8 km
  • A.C. Baths2.5 km
  • Golf Club Taupo2.9 km
  • Taupo Hot Springs3 km
  • Owen Delany Park3.3 km
  • Craters of the Moon4.5 km
  • Huka Falls4.8 km
  • Wairakei International Golf Course5.6 km
  • L'Arte5.8 km
  • Huka Prawn Park7 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Based by the Lake

  • Based by the Lake is located at 7 Tuwharetoa Street in Taupo CBD, 0,3 km from the centre of Taupo. Taupo Museum is the closest landmark to Based by the Lake.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Based by the Lake.

  • Yes, Based by the Lake offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Based by the Lake does not offer free parking.

  • No, Based by the Lake does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Based by the Lake is 5,6 km from Taupo. Based by the Lake is 67,9 km from Rotorua.

  • No, Based by the Lake does not have a pool on-site.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0,3 km

Location rating


Nearest airport


Distance to airport

5,6 km