Based by the Lake


Based by the Lake offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation centrally located in Taupo, just minutes from the lake. There is a great selection of cafés, bars and shops nearby. It's a one stop wonder for your trip to Great Lake Taupo.

Here at Based by the Lake we take pride in being so centrally located and in the hub of Taupo's nightlife. Close to a great selection of bars, cafes and shops. We have free WIFI, free BBQ facilities and a 24 hour reception upon request. We offer basic dormitory-style rooms or private guest bedrooms with en-suite facilities. All of our accommodation is clean and modern and linen is included. The communal facilities include a shared kitchen and lounge area. You can also soak up the sun on the sundeck which features views of the lake and mountains. Our on site Tejano Cantina is Taupo's only Mexican Restaurant, serving tasty food and an awesome array of drinks with Live music every Friday.

Facilities & features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Laundry
  • Licensed Bar
  • Lift
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Pool
Proximity to airport:
Approximately 7kms to Taupo Airport.
Proximity to town:
In the heart of Taupo town centre.
Number of rooms:

Opening times

Business hours
Sunday to Thursday 8am to 5pm. 24 hours over the weekends and public holidays.
Months of operation
All Year


High Season (February 16 - April 30)
$28 - $130 (Adult)
Low Season (May 1 - September 30)
$23 - $90 (Adult)

Children welcome when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in our private rooms. Children are not permitted in the shared dormitories. Bookings will be asked to provide valid identification, and valid credit card details upon making a booking and checking in. Prepayment of bookings will be taken on the morning of booking arrival date unless otherwise stated. Credit card surcharges apply and are non refundable.

+64 7 377 4464
Physical address:
Based by the Lake
7 Tuwharetoa Street
Taupō Town
New Zealand

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