Things were minimally clean, but there was no soap dispenser in any bathroom.
The attached bar downstairs means that you'll hear the bass pumping until it closes at 3am. Don't forget drunken idiots charging down the halls from 12-4am. And the xbase hostel encourages all of this activity by promoting the bar and bar activities in every room.
You'll have to open the window during the night because it gets very stuffy. (No sleep).
Even the night staff complained with me!
On a side note, staff were great in helping plan activities. Very friendly people. The downtown area is convenient for shopping, eating, and walking the lakefront.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Base Taupo is a modern and convenient (built in 2008) backpackers with a range of accommodation options from dorms to private ensuite rooms to suit every budget. Come party with us at the Element Bar, Taupo's leading party and late night venue. Base Taupo is situated centrally in the heart of the main restaurant and bar area on Tuwharetoa St. ... more less
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