Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


YHA Taupo - Finlay Jacks Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Just some young guys running a sweet as hostel in Taupo...

Finlay Jacks backpacker’s is a fresh modern hostel with Free unlimited WiFi, Netflix, Tea & Coffee, spacious balcony, cozy TV lounge, well equipped kitchen, plenty of off street parking and the friendliest staff around.

A hostel that revolves around our guests and ensuring that their stay is comfortable and enjoyable. We like to think of ourselves as a fresh young hostel keeping up with the young generation of today offering new POD beds!!, single beds, en suites attached to the rooms, free quality WiFi and Netflix for those quiet nights.

Our office hours are 8am - 8pm.

Check-ins outside of these hours must be pre-arranged with us.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel. Great facilities and great location. Would recommend to others going to Taupo.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Probably the best hostel I've stayed in. The pod rooms are so cool, which allow you so much room for your things and a lot of privacy too. The facilities all work and are clean. The staff too are lovely and the location so so ideal, with Pak'n'Save just being next door and a 5-10 min walk go the centre
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Wowza! This hostel is amongst the best I’ve stayed at! Staff were super helpful and friendly. Facilities were great, room was spacious and the outside area was beautiful! Everything was consistently cleaned and kept so well. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Dec 2019
    This was a really cool hostel, I loved the bean bag chairs and hammocks everywhere. I stayed in the single private room which was perfect for me, had my own entrance directly to/from the patio, and a TV with Netflix. Only stayed one night but would definitely return if/when I am in Taupo again!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Nov 2019
    Excellent hostel, would not hesitate to stay again
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    22 Nov 2019
    Amazing extended stay at this beautiful hostel, met some great people there!! Everything is cleaned regularly, the female dorm with no bunk beds was so comfy! Walls are thin so make sure to bring earplugs;-) some staff were really nice! Great choice if you're visiting Taupo!
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Nov 2019
    Very charming hostel. The guy at the desk was extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The courtyard had a lovely set up, lots of people hanging out and relaxing in the sun. The kitchen was big, clean and well stocked. Only a short walk to the lake.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay! Was staying in deluxe female only dorm so single beds so no one above you waking you up when they turned in there sleep! Hostel is a bit of a walk out of the main bustle and bustle of the town centre but not far! Very close to pac and save! Kitchen is spacious and clean! Would definitely stay again if passing through!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Nov 2019
    Could use a bit more fridge space and more airflow in the pod but otherwise an excellent place to stay with helpful staff!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Nov 2019
    Our stay here was great! My only suggestion is getting some sort of table/shelf in private rooms, as there is no where to put backpacks/luggage other than on the floor. Otherwise though this hostel was lovely. Lots of space to hang out, balcony spaces on top level, and central location in town. Staff were also very helpful, and you can rent bikes there as well.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation