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Finlay Jack's Backpackers

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20 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel is in a great location, just a few minutes to all the attractions. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, the beds were comfortable and the staff was awesome. Great people, always willing to help and as friendly as it gets! Greets to Chris!

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Thank Maxim J
Qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to find and well located near the wares and supermarket. Room was tired and scuffed up but ok. Our room had a fridge and microwave which was great. Laundry only available after 5pm and then everyone wants to use it! Very close on spa rd is a lovely little gourmet food and wine shop which is worth a visit... More 

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Thank bellaQld
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a great time at Finlay Jacks. It is very close to the lake, pack'n save, bus stops and the city center. Bathrooms, dorms and kitchen were clean and not too small and the staff was really helpful, engaged and also there to have a good talk with :) it's really easy to meet new people due to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location, close to all the attractions. From the moment you walk into the reception of this place you feel very invited, warm and welcome. There is a great community and holiday atmosphere with several picnic tables in the yard and a patio for eating outside the kitchen or enjoying a few drinks with friends... More 

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Thank Lee-Ann H
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at Finlay Jacks. Oli and Chris were super cool and friendly. I would def recommend this place 😊. The location was pretty good and close to everything. One of the only hostels that has wifi so that's a big bonus. Till next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely my favourite hostel I've been too! Can't pass up a great stay & even better workers. Beds = heaven. Even when your in need (shower floods) they stop by more then once to help you ;) They all made my time in Taupo one too remember and considering heading back to Finlay Jacks to see all those beauties again!

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Thank Cassidy B
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ive had a fabulous stay recently at this establishment, I found it extremely clean and the beds were immaculate. Made some great new friends and the manager "Finlay" was very accommodating and catered for my every need. My only suggestion would be for a spa and sauna. Possibly a swimming pool? nespresso? The weekly night activities were entertaining. Cant fault... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I was here with a friend while doing the Togariro Crossing and actually just planed to stay for 2 nights...ended up being there for 5 nights though beause it was so great! Staff was super laid back, the rooms were clean and the TV room is an amazing alternative in case it´s raining and there isn´t much to do around.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I stayed two nights in a dorm and was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and hospitable Finley and the team were, as well as how central it was to all facilities and tourist attractions. The Backpackers are the best budget accommodation in Taupo. They have recently had a new change of management and are currently renovating the place. I recommend... More 

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Thank Nichol N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay at FJ's in a double room. The room was really big & the bed was comfy. Staff were friendly at check in & were nice enough to invite us to a BBQ that afternoon. There is a bit of a party vibe to the hostel so it would be a good place to meet people... More 

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