Based by the Lake

Based by the Lake


7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand

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About Based by the Lake

Situated in Taupo, Base Taupo is a short drive from Waitahanui and provides a 24-hour reception, a lake and a sun deck. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the town.

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To Downtown

0.2 mi



Nearest airport


Distance to airport

3.5 mi


Check-in time

2:00 PM

Check-out time

10:00 AM


Free Wi-Fi

Payment & Cancellation

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Front desk number

+64 7377 4464

Amenities at Based by the Lake

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Electric kettle
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Increased accessibility
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Grill
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Shampoo
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Room service
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Key card access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • No smoking
  • Balcony
  • Lake view
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Express check-out
  • Body soap
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Carpeted
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • City view
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Cleaning products
  • Trash cans
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • TV
  • Conditioner
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Private bathroom
  • Designated smoking area
  • 24hr front desk
  • Kitchenette
  • Storage available


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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Ski storage

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Reviews for Based by the Lake

GoodBased on 585 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Friendly staff, beautiful area, lovely room!" (in 118 reviews)
  • "Pleasent helpful staff, central location." (in 112 reviews)
  • "Friendly staff, beautiful area, lovely room!" (in 108 reviews)
Cons -
  • "Room great, but kitchen was dirty." (in 62 reviews)
  • It is extremely noisy at night. (in 34 reviews)
  • No free parking at all. (in 27 reviews)

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Lake Taupo11.5 mi

FAQs when booking at Based by the Lake

How close is Based by the Lake to the nearest airport, Taupo Airport?

At 3.5 mi away, Taupo Airport is the closest airport to Based by the Lake. The average expected drive time from Based by the Lake to Taupo Airport is 0h 06m. It’s a good idea to research traffic trends between your hotel and the airport.

What is the best way for guests to get from Taupo Airport to Based by the Lake?

One of the more popular options today is to take a taxi or ridesharing service directly from Taupo Airport to the hotel. This option is often cost effective, but guests must keep a lookout for peak time rates.

What is the Based by the Lake phone number?

For questions about Based by the Lake and your reservation, contact the front desk directly at +64 7377 4464.

Does Based by the Lake have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Based by the Lake has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Based by the Lake?

Based by the Lake has a normal check-in time of after 2:00 PM, and check-out time of before 10:00 AM.

How much does it cost to stay at Based by the Lake, Taupo?

Prices at Based by the Lake will vary depending on when you plan to stay and what room type you require. The average nightly room price recently has been $43, though some users have found rates as low as $15. To see prices for your dates, enter them in the form above.

Is there a restaurant at Based by the Lake?

Yes, there is a restaurant on-site at Based by the Lake, Taupo. If you’re more interested in drinking than eating, there’s a bar on-site too.

Does Based by the Lake have a laundry service?

Yes, there are laundry services usually available at Based by the Lake, Taupo.

How far is Based by the Lake from Owen Delany Park?

Owen Delany Park in Taupo is 2 mi away from Based by the Lake.