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Finlay Jack's Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$33*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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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 help me experience the most and best I could during my stay.

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

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 most backpackers). It's a great environment to meet others thanks to the social layout, which...

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

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 time!

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

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

New Delhi, India
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.

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

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!

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in Taupo! Very friendly staff, excellent facilities and good location in Taupo. Also only a short walk away from local supermarket.

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us :)

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The best hostel I have ever been at! Great people, great hostel dog and very clean. The staff helps you with everything you need and shows you the lake, the hot pools and the bars in Taupo. You get excellent Wifi and Netflix for free. I can guarantee a great time

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

So happy you had a good stay with us! Glad you could get out with our members of staff, they love showing people great things to do here! Enjoy the rest of your travels and come back if you're in the area :)

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I've spend an amazing time at that hostel! The facilities are clean and the beds are super confortable!! The staff is really nice and will take you out, like at the dam or down at the lake! And the hostel dog', Biggie, is adorable!! Best YHA I've been so far!!

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

We're so glad you feel at home here at Finlay Jacks! Happy you managed to keep Biggie entertained, he loves meeting new people and we think he's adorable too :) Thanks for your review and it was lovely to meet you! See you soon if you come back to taupo

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Booked in for 2 nights, wish we could stay longer but our time in NZ is nearly up. A very clean, modern and social hostel. Staff were great and friendly! Also a great location for all activities, 5 minutes walk to the town and 10 to the lake. Sad to be leaving this hostel so soon. Thanks everyone!

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Finlayjacks, Front Office Manager at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, responded to this review

Cheers for your awesome review! Glad you had a fab time here in Taupo. Enjoy the rest of your travels and come back soon if you're in the area :)

Raglan
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The hostel is conveniently located, just a short walk into town and a couple hundred meters from a Pak'n Save. I stayed in a five-bed dorm which was nice. No bunk beds. It is fairly quiet although it's located on a major street. The facilities were usually okay, not really clean but not yet disgusting (at least for the most...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was the only accommodation we could find for this date but, I'm so glad we stayed here. For a backpackers it is very good, all bedding and towels provided and even a TV in our room. Although it was shared bathroom, it was so handy as the rooms all connected to offer the bathroom as ensuite. Location is central...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taupo's best option for comfort, convenience and great times with international friends. Here you'll find a 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Finlay Jack's Backpackers

Address: 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $22 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Finlay Jack's Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“I would get upstairs or road facing for a breeze, I would imagine downstairs could be a bit warm”
rowet43, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As always, try and get a bottom bunk and have fun ! :)”
stephentK7644BH, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms for an awesome view”
294maximj, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with view, up top is good.”
Baileyelise26, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“clean and value for money”
chas470, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
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