Base Backpackers Taupo
A minute's walk from a bus station, this home-like, laid-back hostel is a 6-minute walk from Lake Taupo and 7 km from Huka Falls.
The relaxed 5 to 8-bedded mixed or female-only dorms feature bunk beds, en suite or shared bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and lockers.The rooms add TVs. Upgrades have tea and coffeemaking facilities, balconies and Lake Taupo views.
A continental breakfast buffet is available for a fee. Amenities include a flat-screen TV room, a DVD library and a casual cafe/bar. There's a communal kitchen and a barbecue facility, plus a sundeck with Lake Taupo views. Parking is free.