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Finlay Jacks Backpackers Reviews

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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125 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Ideal location, close to the supermarkets and only a short walk to the lake. The room was very spacious. However the best thing had to be the warm kiwi welcome. Special thanks must go to Finlay behind reception for encouraging me to get out and about in Taupo and for his help with organising activities which were 'sweet as'. Fantastic start to my trip in New Zealand


Great place to be, good value for the price, I loved the kitchen and the TV room. The rooms are very nice and clean, no bunk eds which makes the rooms look bigger and more comfortable. No complaints from my point of view!


Nice and clean, great water pressure. Friendly staff


We paid a really great price for an en-suite room. The room was clean and comfy, and the kitchen facilities were great, I would definitely stay here again.


Great hostel - very friendly staff, well cleaned!


Great hostel with very comfortable beds and great bathrooms. Kitchen a little too small as fridges were over-flowing and one of the two cookers was broken. It was very friendly and easy to meet people. Special thanks to Lily for creating such a fun atmosphere and getting everyone together. Great cook and a real asset to the place. The receptionists should take a leaf out of her book! Also be aware that you will share a bathroom with at least 6 other people.

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