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YHA Taupo - Finlay Jacks Backpackers

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8.8
Fabulous 389 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 8.4
  • Location 8.8
  • Staff 9.1
  • Atmosphere 8.8
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.8
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8.8
Fabulous 389 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 8.4
  • Location 8.8
  • Staff 9.1
  • Atmosphere 8.8
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.8

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  • aljones10013526
  • USA, Couple, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
15th Feb 2017
7.1

Chaos in kitchen and dining hall. Too many people stuffing too many things into kitchen shelves and coolers. Plenty of stove burners and sinks but still crowded. No freezer. Rooms crowded, stuffy and very hot. No air flow. Smokers outside; smoke drifted into dorms. Mattresses better than many hostels.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
14th Feb 2017
9.7

All good but too less bathroom for 8 people and the kitchen was too small

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
12th Feb 2017
9.7

Very nice and helpful people. They also booked a taxi, when needed.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
11th Feb 2017
8.0

Overall a good place to stay. About 10 minutes from downtown but close to supermarkets. The ensuite bathroom is a share with the adjoining room next door, so if they forget to unlock it you have no access. Happened only once in the 4 days I was there.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
10th Feb 2017
8.0

The atmosphere here was brilliant, only thing that let it down for us was the kitchen was dirty and no one cleaned up after them selves! Over all though good stay and the staff were helpful

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Chile, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
10th Feb 2017
9.7

Great hostel! Everything is very clean and the beds are really good! The stuff is very friendly and Bruno help me a lot with suggestion about what to do in taupo!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
6th Feb 2017
8.9

overall great hostel, decent unlimited wifi, good size kitchen, great town

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
3rd Feb 2017
6.3

The kitchen was really dirty. It seemed that no one did their dishes and when they did they weren't properly cleaned. This seemed to attract people who were stuck on their phones so didn't get to meet anyone. Wouldn't stay here again, go to haka lodge backpackers!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 11 reviews
3rd Feb 2017
9.4

Great hostel. Well equipped kitchen and TV area with Netflix. Clean dorms with comfortable beds (closest thing to my home duvet!) Free parking and just a short walk down the lake.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
31st Jan 2017
9.1

Really good hostel

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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