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    Finlay Jack's Backpackers

    20 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    • Excellent62%
    • Very good26%
    • Average9%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
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    “the kitchen” (55 reviews)
    “tv room” (13 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Kitchenette
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

    Staff were really friendly and although they were big rooms the bathroom was really nice, big and clean. The decent sized kitchen was kept nice and clean also. Very friendly atmosphere around here... will be coming back when I'm back in Taupo! And the little...More

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    Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

    Frankly, I love this place. I came here with my friends. We made our booking earlier on booking.com. Unfortunately, when we arrived, it's already late at night and the reception was closed. But, they left us a note in front of the reception that they...More

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    Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

    Cleanliness: 4/5 Security: 2/5 Atmosphere: 4/5 Comfort: 4/5 Amenities: 4/5 Location: 5/5 Positives: Arrived late afternoon in early November. Staff were helpful. Very different from other YHA's I have stayed in, but not bad at all. I was in a 4 bed ensuite (my room...More

    Thank Claire b
    Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

    Staff were efficient though service is not so personal. Kitchen facilities are quite good. Can be dirty at times when everyone is using them. It was overcrowded with a big group occupying the tables in the dining area and since the weather was chilly and...More

    Thank chellemrc
    Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

    Stayed at finley jacks for four nights awesome atmosphere. Very modern bathrooms lounge kitchen and dining area. Friendly staff and cute dog...was super busy when I went . Free WiFi was a plus and lockers available. One draw back was the refrigerators. No freezer and...More

    Thank Roz H
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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Waikato Region >
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    Room Tips
    "Pick a bed that's not beside the door/ bathroom so it's not as chilly"
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    "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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