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Finns Global Backpackers

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8 Tuwharetoa Streets, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Go Global Central Backpackers)
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Ranked #27 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Orebro County, Sweden
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The biggest issue of our stay was the beds. The mattresses were totally uncomfortable and it felt like they had been used for quite some time. I think it's about time to replace them with something that you actually want to sleep on. The walls of our dorm were very thin, and if you're a light sleeper you wouldn't get... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Friendly staff and environment! All too happy to help sort you out, even informed us about parking. Has large deck and plenty of kitchen equipment. We were lucky to get the last double room. It's a shame the rooms arn't as great as the rest of the place. Blinds were broken and bed was well overdue for a replace, but... More 

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Ann M, Manager at Finns Global Backpackers, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were not happy with your bedding. I am in the process of replacing bunks and have thrown out a few mattresses. As to the noise, everyone who arrives is told we have one end that is noisy on 3 nights due to the band and DJ. One end is not but we price for those nights... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Booking for a school group of 13 in Taupo was a bit of a struggle for us as we were looking for somewhere cheap, central and willing to take a bunch of school kids. We couldn't of enjoyed it more. Right from the moment we got there Ann was there and happy to help and accommodate with anything we needed.... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

An amazing place to stay everyone is so friendly, the staff and people travelling through. Nothing is too much trouble if you need help with anything the reception staff are happy to help. The hostel itself has plenty to offer: a sundeck, bbq, well equiped kitchen, tv room and cheap laundry!! Would reccommend to anybody staying in taupo for a... More 

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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

I've stayed here one night cos Base was fully booked. And I wish I came here from the beginning. Rooms might not be as good as at Base but they are clean and comfy. What made the biggest difference was a lovely lady in reception. Very helpful and extremely nice :-)

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Highly Recommend for those who enjoy the night life, not the type of place where you would wanna relax. A great huge balcony to enjoy food & drinks with a great view before exploring the township. Bars & Clubs are right underneath the place so you don't have far to walk to get a drink or hot food. Staff was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Generally at backpackers you're greeted with the run down of the place, check out time and highlights of the area. None of the above was provided. Fair enough I guess. A Pasifika women who seemed to work there closed the kitchen at will. Provided a grumpy explanation of why she had closed it and was zero help when asked where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

Stayed here for a couple of nights last week as it was the cheapest hostel in the area. The entrance to the hostel smells. Our room was dirty and above a food restaurant and next to our window was a massive extractor fan from i can only imagine their kitchen. Our blinds were broken so people cud prob see in... More 

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

I stayed in a double room with ensuite, which was fairly basic but comfortable and not too small - pretty good for the price. The kitchen was big and well equipped, and the staff were really helpful. There's a good range of facilities such as laundry, internet etc. Only downside was that it was a bit noisy - I needed... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Go Global had the best rate in town for us (we book doubles typically) and the staff was spot-on perfect! Everyone was friendly and keenly interested in helping us make the most out of our time in Taupo - and with no commissions on the line, they fight just as hard as we do to get the best deals. We... More 

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Address: 8 Tuwharetoa Streets, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Go Global Central Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Number of rooms: 32

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