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Finns Global Backpackers

8 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Go Global Central Backpackers)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice balcony for socialising, eating etc, clean amenities and other services. The staff are kind to help but they did seem a little business-y at times, recommending all these paid-day-trips to nearby attractions. It's in the central area so its super convinient. I'd give a good to very good otherwise but where it fails is the sleep.. It's located right... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Our room (8) was very loud at night due to the acoustic bands, club music and drunks shouting outside our window. We had to keep the window closed but the base would shake our windows. Security is good, kitchen is small but fine when it's quieter and 'lounge' by reception nice to chill in. Showers are very good! Toilets are... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice, friendly staff who went out of the way to accomodate us but the noise really is unbearable. It isn't clear (or wasnt to me before booking anyway) that this hostel is situated right above an Irish pub. We were advised that the doors closed at 9 which was not the case and we have since found... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this place, however my rating comes from weighing a number of factors. Positives: - Nice outdoor deck area - Cheap price - Friendly staff - Comfy bed - Great location, only one block back from the Lake Negatives: - We enquired and booked via email, which was subsequently not entered into the system at their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

After a day of travelling from the bay of islands to Taupo we were exhausted and just wanted to a bed to sleep in. Once we got to the place there was a nice lady at reception who helped us find a room to stay in and also helped us plan our day trip the next to Hastings and napier.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This hostel was in need of some updating. It all felt a little old and dirty compared to some of the amazing ones we've been to here in NZ. We booked a 3 bed dorm but this was a tiny room with no space in and the sink had been ripped off the wall and pipes filled in. It was... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It's a nice hostel but at the weekend it was unbearable loud. I expected that it will be noisy but not like this. The staff said the outside area will close at 9 pm but this was not true. And the band at the downstairs pub stopped playing at 3 am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Confortable bed, perfecltly clean kitchen, with all the utensilis that you need, even a coffee maker! ;) Heaters for the rooms. Very nice staff. Good location and a beautiful and huge roof top with a barbeque, in summer has to be amazing!! Good location also! Really good prize.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here twice over our time in New Zealand and we loved it each time! Ann the owner is lovely. She does her absolute best to ensure all of her guests are happy asking just one thing in return, to wash, dry and put away your dishes! Common sense if you ask me! The kitchen was always tidy with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I lived at Finns for 3 months while working in Taupo and I had such a good time there! Everyone is friendly and the hostel is neat and tidy. It is also well located and connected to the best bar in town. There is a big deck area on the second floor which is great for BBQ. I recommend this... More 

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