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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I stayed in this hostel for two nights either side of the hike to Mount Doom. I stayed in a 3 bed female dorm. The dorm itself was fine- a bit rough around the edges but it was clean and the beds were comfy. The dorm was above the bar but the noise didn't bother me too much. I used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I recommend everybody who is looking for a cheap, fine hostel, in the middle of Taupo, to check in at Finn's global Backpackers. I stayed there for 6 days for NZ$120 in a 3 dorm room. The beds are fine, so is the kitchen and the toilets (shared baths and toilets) There is i nice, large outdoor area with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Nicola and Theo are the beating heart of Finns. Both managers made every effort to ensure an awesome time was had by all. The location is perfect and facilities are more than adequate. It's not a mega backpackers so meeting fellow travellers is easy. I always got a good nights sleep, so I don't really agree with comments by other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located backpackers catering for night stays and short and long term accommodation. 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 

Additional Information about Finns Global Backpackers

Address: 8 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Go Global Central Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $34 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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