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“Average” 2 of 5 stars
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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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2 reviews
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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 at night time. And u have to take ur own bedding off in the morning and take to reception - also the duvet cover only gets washed once a week which is disgusting. Bathroom was ok - window only opened about 2 inches and was held up with a screw!!! Our room was sooooooooooo hot - cudnt sleep. And be careful what room u have as half the hostel is over a bar that plays mega loud music.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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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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 earplugs but could still hear the music from the bar below. Plus the kitchen closed 10pm-8am which I found a bit inconvenient. I'd definitely stay again though.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 got the 'cheapie' double room, the one above the bar, so the music was a bit loud, but that's the trade-off for that one room. It was starting to get cold in NZ, but the heater was warm and the bathrooms were clean. It's also located right in the downtown CBD, near just about everything and close to the bus station.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Finns Global Backpackers

Address: 8 Tuwharetoa Streets, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Go Global Central Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located backpackers catering for night stays and short and long term stays. Amazing deck. Communal kitchen. Single, twin, double and dorm rooms. With or without ensuite. TV room. Laundry. Also can cater for large groups ... more   less 

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