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Finlay Jack's Backpackers
Ranked #6 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

We visited Taupo and stayed a night at Blackcurrant during the beginning of RWC 2011. It was a spacious ensuite with clean bathroom. The kitchen was great with all the utensils required and the staff were friendly! It is child-friendly as well. The location is very convenient there is a Pak n'Save just across it. The only downside is the room is cold even with heater on. We are glad we chose this Backpacker.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed in a private ensuite room, which was enormous. Lovely bathroom and the fridge was a nice touch. The garden and kitchen were great too and it's very conveniently located for town. Nicer than many motels we stayed in for twice the price! The staff were incredibly friendly, beyond helpful and really couldn't do enough. Unfortunately we had a woman in the room next door who enjoyed wearing heels and her tramping up and down the walkway quite late made sleep difficult.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

We stayed one night in Taupo during the RWC2011. We stayed as a couple at Blackcurrant backpackers and we were really glad with our stay. We had a private room with ensuite bathroom. The room had 2 queen beds. Everything was clean, including the bathroom!
The only things that could be improved is the TV. The room had the oldest TV I had ever seen (for real). I am sure it was older than me (27) and it was not really working... So I would just toss it.
The host was really welcoming and easy going, which is always appreciated!
If you stay in Taupo and would like a low key ambiance, go there, you won't be disappointed and your wallet neither.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Fantastic hostel, friendly people, great staff, great facilities (especially the kitchen) and a great location. Would thoroughly recommend if you want a quiet peaceful place to stay

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

Only stayed here for one night but we left wishing we could stay longer. Had a double ensuite room which was huge! Very modern. Nicely decorated and furnished - small table and chairs, dresser etc. Had sliding patio doors out onto the balcony. Ensuite was also big with a large shower. All were very clean - towels provided. Kitchen was ok size and well equipped.
Staff were friendly and helpful. The guy on reception when we first arrived was very helpful. Our room wasn't ready for check in when we arrived as we had left as early as possible from our previous hostel in rotorua bcos it was so horrible. He explained that there had been a major gas leak and that they might be ordered to switch off their hot water before we could check in. When we explained that we hadn't showered at our previous hostel bcos it was soo dirty (cactus jacks) he quickly showed us to the showers and told us to use them before we checked in. As it turned out, they didn't have to switch off the hot water - but it was a nice gesture and good customer service.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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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
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Price Range: €14 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Finlay Jack's Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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