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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 did have bunk beds but they were decent sized). The lockers/drawers under the bed were...

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Singapore, Singapore
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 windy it was not an option to sit at the balcony in the evening, therefore...

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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 limited space when hostel at full capacity plus in a awkward place to reach when...

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to stay. It has really comfy beds, fun staff, good kitchen and a very chilled vibe. Music is played throughout the day and there is always people around for a chat. Would 100% recommend this hostel to anyone.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I hadn't even made it to reception before a lovely welcome from the staff and guests sat outside in the sun on beanbags. I was checked in by a lovely girl who showed me around the hostel and to my room. She said once I'd dropped my backpack off and settled I should come and join them in the sun....

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I came here alone and on the first evening I already went out with the staff. They are all very nice and young. Rooms are charming and individual. Everything is clean because they clean up everyday. They try to help you in every situation and are very helpful. I totally felt at home in this place and didn't wanna go....

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Sevenum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've been in NZ. Clean, open, quality facilities and most important, the vibe and service. Great staff members who like to help you and join activities with you, like a hike or going out. The kitchen is nice and open, but can be busy. The lounge is nice and cozy and contains a tv with...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've ever been to: Great Atmosphere, awesome staff and good entertainment (Netflix, lots of activities and fast, free Wifi). The rooms are modern, cozy and really clean. The bathrooms are clean as well. Cozy Tv room and nice garden area. The beds in the Rooms without bunks are the most comfy ones in NZ! Finlay,...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

As a part of our Central North Island Trip we choose to stay at Finlay Jack's (YHA) Taupo . We stayed in Room # 11 (Family room). There was a great view of lake from our room and room was very comfortable too. As it's Centrally located in Town both Pak n Save and The Warehouse is just a few...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We were only here for one night, but what we experienced was great. The staff was helpful, they held onto our bags during our activities. The rooms were great, very spacious and the beds were unbelievably soft for a hostel and the pillows were amazing. The parking was great, the location was great, the shower was great. At the last...

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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: ₹ 2,106 - ₹ 3,709 (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”
 of 5 bubbles rowet43, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As always, try and get a bottom bunk and have fun ! :)”
 of 5 bubbles FlyTravel26, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms for an awesome view”
 of 5 bubbles 294maximj, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with view, up top is good.”
 of 5 bubbles Baileyelise26, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“clean and value for money”
 of 5 bubbles chas470, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
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