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Finlay Jack's Backpackers

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Overview
20 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
Pool
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week agovia mobile
This was one of the best hostels we stayed in during our time in New Zealand for mixing with people and socialising. The kitchen, outdoor area, lounge and hammocks are all first rate and it makes for a really enjoyable stay. The bedrooms aren’t all that but that didn’t really matter as the rest of the hostel makes up for it. If you’re going to Taupo and are on any sort of budget, stay here.
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Travel759649
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Reviewed 28 Oct. 2018via mobile
Stayed in a private room - was really nice and bed super comfy. Great, friendly staff, nice, clean communal showers etc! Netflix and amazing wifi! Would recommend and would stay again! 5 minutes walk from centre made it easy to get about!
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Benjventure
Ixelles, Belgium
197
Reviewed 23 Aug. 2018
- Best hostel I've ever stayed at, and I've been on the road for well over half a decade...
- The staff was very friendly and helpful: they took me to the hot pools and even helped me with my laundry.
- The kitchen is huge for a hostel this size and equipped with every thing you could ever dream of.
- Rooms are impeccably clean and almost all of them have an en suite, even the cheapest dorms.
- There's a TV room with a very comfy couch to watch Netflix and chill out.
- Nice grassy area with a couch, picnic table and beanbags in the middle of the hostel
- Close to the CBD and all the bars.
- Good crew of travelers staying there, not just party people like at Base.
- Not a dry hostel like Base so you can still have a couple of drinks or pump some tunes, since noise in the living area doesn't affect any of the rooms.
- 11/10 would stay again!!
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Rachel B
Bath, United Kingdom
30
Reviewed 24 Jul. 2018
I loved Finlay Jack's! Stayed here for 5 nights and wish I could've stayed longer. The hostel was extremely clean and the staff were always helpful and very friendly. Everything you need is within walking distance and the views from the hostel are incredible. The beds were super comfy and the bathrooms were spacious. Didn't want to leave!
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Joana J
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Reviewed 11 Jul. 2018
We arrived with our camper and were allowed to stay overnight with it in the driveway.
Kitchen and bathrooms are super clean, the location is super central.
The staff is super friendly and very helpful.
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Response from Finlayjacks, Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers
Responded 17 Jul. 2018
Hey Joana! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it :) We're so glad you chose to stop at Finlay Jacks while travelling through Taupo and hope the rest of your trip is epic! All the best - Rosie @ YHA Taupo
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Description
Taupo's best option for comfort, convenience and great times with international friends. Here you'll find a More bunk-free experience with single beds made up ready for your arrival and delightful en-suite bathrooms. We've renovated one of Taupo's most central hostels with the modern backpacker in mind. Two minutes from the supermarkets and central bus station, we have a comfy DVD lounge, huge garden, massive balcony complete with BBQ and stunning views of Mt. Ngauruhoe (Mt. Doom) and beyond. Whether you're an adrenaline junky keen to launch yourself from a plane at 15,000 feet, looking to set sail on the Great Lake or seeking peace and tranquillity along with some of New Zealand's most beautiful walks, our staff are here to make sure your visit lives up to expectations...aim high, people! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
USD 19 - USD 86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
USD 19 - USD 86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
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Traveller (60)
Room & Suite (39)
Dining (2)
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"You could see the lake from upstairs rooms."
Taniatheawesome
1 May 2018
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"Kitchen is large and spacious with lots of storage Rooms are tidy and lockers to store personal belongings"
antonialagou118
27 Feb. 2018
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"Al the rooms will hear the obnoxious people that management don't manage"
kellieo694
26 Feb. 2018
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"private double with shared bathroom."
BradR1519
24 Dec. 2017
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