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YHA Taupo - Finlay Jacks Backpackers

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand, Distance from city centre: 0.5km

Rating: 92% from 7 reviews

  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 97%Staff
  • 82%Security
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 97%Value for money
  • 94%Facilities

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  • I enjoyed my stay at Finlay Jacks! The kitchen and lounge room are very spacious and well-decorated. The showers are clean and offer a lot of privacy, and the dorms are nice. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
  • 86%
  • 17 Feb 2017 Anonymous USA
  • Very helpful and friendly staff. Great kitchen!
  • 94%
  • 15 Nov 2016 Norbert Germany
  • Bathroom window which opened onto the back walkway of the hostel did not close properly. This obviously isn't good for privacy, plus it let in cold air at night. Apart from that though hostel room was really good.
  • 89%
  • 26 Jun 2016 Anonymous Australia
  • The best hostel I have seen in Nz so far. Very clean and there was all we needed. Nice garden and comfy rooms with good blankets and two pillows! Right next to the big supermarket. Very cool stuff and good music.
  • 100%
  • 30 Mar 2016 Anonymous Finland
  • This hostel is a very communal space, with all of the rooms facing inwards towards a little green, meaning you are able to meet people straight away, if thats something you want. The staff here were lovely, and happy to help with recommendations of activities in Taupo. I booked for two nights and had a very comfortable sleep both nights. There is free filter coffee in the reception which is great too.
  • 97%
  • 04 Mar 2016 Anonymous Northern Ireland
  • 100% our favourite hostel that we stayed at during our trip. Really wonderful, helpful staff that made everything as easy as possible; especially when it came to booking excursions/trips and routing hikes. The room and bathroom was clean and homely, not to mention that the beds were heavenly. Can't fault the hostel at all.
  • 91%
  • 01 Mar 2016 Anonymous England
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