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    Finlay Jack's Backpackers

    20 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          Overview
          • Excellent62%
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          • Average9%
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          • Terrible1%
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          “the kitchen” (55 reviews)
          “tv room” (13 reviews)
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          Free Internet
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          Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

          We are a couple who don't usually do the backpacker thing but seriously some of the accommodation in New Zealand is not very cheap. This place easy to find very clean the kitchen is brand new and huge. Washing machines and dryers also huge and...More

          Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
          Response from Finlayjacks, Manager at Finlay Jack's BackpackersResponded 3 April 2017

          Thanks for such an awesome review - super happy that you enjoyed your stay here and things ran smoothly for you :-) Safe travels to the both of you.

          Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

          I arrived at Finlay Jacks and loved the atmosphere. The staff were very friendly on arrival and we're helpful throughout my stay. Would recommend to anyone. The cleaning staff are all friendly, I appreciated how much they all new about Taupo and was able to...More

          Thank kirianaw2016
          Response from Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's BackpackersResponded 20 March 2017

          Thanks for taking the time to review your stay :) We appreciate the great feedback! Come back soon

          Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

          I first stayed at Finlay Jack's over Christmas 2016 in their recently opened luxury upstairs apartment, and have been back over the last few months many times! Each visit better than the last, thanks to those who keep refurbishing and adding homely touches (unseen in...More

          Thank Fleurine W
          Response from Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's BackpackersResponded 20 March 2017

          Thanks so much for your fab review! we're really glad you enjoyed your stay here and managed to see so much of Taupo :) Hope you enjoyed the Tongariro Crossing and thanks for being an awesome guest!

          Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

          Great place! Stayed there to visit a friend & it's absolutely priceworthy. Free parking is a plus aswell! Relaxed atmosphere, amazing staff and funny people! If your looking for some great nights out in taupo, finaly jack's is your place to stay..you'll have a good...More

          Thank Paula K
          Response from Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's BackpackersResponded 20 March 2017

          Cheers for the sweet review! Happy you enjoyed your stay here :) Would love to have you stay again if you're ever back in Taupo! Enjoy your travels

          Reviewed 14 March 2017

          Stayed here for my first few days in New Zealand. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable, particularly Kim (I think that was her name) the girl on Reception. Would highly recommend Finlay Jack's Backpackers.

          Thank Tippex0911
          Response from Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's BackpackersResponded 20 March 2017

          Awesome of you to take the time to review your stay with us! Glad we could accommodate you on your first nights stay here in NZ. Safe travels and enjoy the rest of this beautiful country!

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          • Self-Serve Laundry
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          • USD 31 - USD 54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 12
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          Room Tips
          "I would get upstairs or road facing for a breeze, I would imagine downstairs could be a bit warm"
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          "As always, try and get a bottom bunk and have fun ! :)"
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          "First floor rooms for an awesome view"
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          "Rooms with view, up top is good."
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