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    Finlay Jack's Backpackers

    20 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent63%
    • Very good26%
    • Average8%
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    • Terrible1%
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    “the kitchen” (56 reviews)
    “tv room” (13 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
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    Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

    From the outside I wasn't sure, but from the moment I entered and walked along the decking to the friendly and helpful reception I felt sure I had found a great place to stay. The rooms were suitably spacious and surrounded a central grassed courtyard...More

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

    Thank you for such a great review - so pleased to be one of your favourite hostels here in NZ. We hope you enjoyed the Tongariro Crossing and really pleased you were able to meet and chat to the broad range of guests we accommodate...More

    Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

    First I only intended to come to Taupo to visit a friend for a day. I saw that Finlay Jack's backpackers was recommended in my lonley planet as the favorite hostel. So by luck my friend was staying there aswell. I just booked a camping...More

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

    Cheers for the review and your elongated stay with us here at Finlay Jacks! :-) It was great having you here and happy that you immersed yourself into the hostel culture. Be good to see you again - safe and happy travels !

    Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

    Helpful staff, nice rooms and spacious relaxing areas. There are plenty of restrooms, showers, eating tables and cooking space + a very satisfying gas BBQ grill. I stayed two nights at Finlay Jacks and recieved very good customer service and helpful advice for my stay...More

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

    Sweet review - thanks so much :-) super glad you enjoyed your stay and utilised our outdoor BBQ! Take care of yourself and maybe see you again sometime in Taupo.

    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

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$32 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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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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