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8.8

Excellent
/10
(71 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping6
Internet1
Kitchen1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Taupo Museum & Art Gallery 750 m
Spa Thermal Park 1.6 km
Craters of the Moon Track 4.3 km
L'Arte 6.4 km
Huka Prawn Park 6.4 km
Maori Rock Carvings 8.1 km
Lava Glass 8.3 km
Lake Taupo 18.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Canoe & Kayak 70 m
Life Cycles 170 m
Pak'nSave Car Park 200 m
Pak N Save 250 m
AK Dental 260 m
Pak'nSave 260 m
Taupo Travel Centre 300 m
Woolworths 310 m
Countdown 330 m
Greenstone Fishing 340 m
YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

"Decent Family room for the price."

Alfaaz - August 11, 2021
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YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Taupo Central part of Taupo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

  • 810 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Table tennis

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center1.9 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportTaupo Airport (TUO)
Distance to airport6.2 km

Rooms available at YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.5

Single Pod in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Pod in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Pod in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Pod in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Pod in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Economy Single Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Decent Family room for the price."

    Alfaaz

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    August 11, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Highly recommended would stay here again"

    jessica

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    February 5, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staffs are friendly, The place is clean and surely will recommend to all,"

    Catherine

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    December 28, 2020

Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
71 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.7
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
The bed is comfortable, the facilities are great!
Shu from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

More about YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers offers an ideal location in Taupo. The hostel offers single bed dormitory's. Taupo is an absolute mecca for all things outdoors – including hiking the famous Tongariro crossing, trout fishing, skydiving, jet boating, white water rafting, mountain biking and sailing on the Great Lake with the hostel's yacht 'Fearless'. If relaxing is more your style, you can treat yourself to a thermal hot water spa or experience a taste of Maori culture. Taupo is bustling with tourists and locals alike, allowing you to discover a real sense of New Zealand.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Location
20 Taniwha Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Taupo Airport (TUO)
    6.2 km
  • Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
    67.3 km

Public transportation

  • Cobb & Co Station
    800 m

Hospital or clinic

  • AK Dental
    260 m

Shopping

  • Lava Glass
    8.3 km

Convenience store

  • Bin Inn
    310 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    150 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Taupo Museum & Art Gallery
    750 m
  • Spa Thermal Park
    1.6 km
  • Craters of the Moon Track
    4.3 km
  • L'Arte
    6.4 km
  • Huka Prawn Park
    6.4 km
  • Maori Rock Carvings
    8.1 km
  • Lava Glass
    8.3 km
  • Lake Taupo
    18.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Canoe & Kayak
    70 m
  • Life Cycles
    170 m
  • Pak'nSave Car Park
    200 m
  • Pak N Save
    250 m
  • AK Dental
    260 m
  • Pak'nSave
    260 m
  • Taupo Travel Centre
    300 m
  • Woolworths
    310 m
  • Countdown
    330 m
  • Greenstone Fishing
    340 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until19:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1.9 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)11
Property announcements

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. If you expect to arrive after 20:30 please contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note for bookings of 10 or more guests, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Reviews of YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers from real guests

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8.8
/
10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.7
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality9.5
Service9.0
Value for money8.8
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9+ Exceptional (17)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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Mar - May (6)
Jun - Aug (7)
Sep - Nov (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Jianwei from China
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Best hostel in Taupo and even NZ! ”

I've been travelling thru nz and this hostel is the best! (no "one of") I stay here everytime when I'm back to Taupo! Everything is perfect and the beds are definitely the most comfortable among all the nz hostels! Love the cute hostel dog! Friendly staff, clean kitchen and big but cozy common area! Small tips: the merch of the hostel are AWESOME!

Reviewed July 30, 2019

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5.2
Alexander from Germany
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Tight and expensive ”

To make a stop in Taupo was a mistake - in general. The town is super-boring and the hostel is not a nice place to stay. The rooms are extrem tight, you cannot really move. Everything is very noisy, you can understand every word your neighbors are speaking. The kitchen is poorly equipped and too small for the crowds of people. Fridges were also overcrowded. Summary: one of the worse hostels we had in NZ, no recommendation and poor price-performance-ratio. Not again, definitely not.

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kuo-Mei from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Great sleep, Best roommates”

I slept very well. My roommates were very considerate and kind and everyone stayed quiet for others to rest in the room. Others who stay here also respect the rules and keep low volume at night. The beddings are surprisingly comfortable, the mattress is very soft but very comfortable.

Reviewed February 19, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Mariko from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

Good hostel!”

Free Wifi Comfy single bed Clean toilet and shower in the room Clean kitchen Nice friendly staff and dog but busy time in the kitchen,no cutlery and not enough chairs.

Reviewed November 08, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Li from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Clean and Tidy”

I stayed in 8-bed female dorm. It was clean, tidy and quiet. The bathroom is spacious and clean. Everything in kitchen is in order and the receptionist was friendly too. Walking distance to Pak n Save (supermarket) to buy foods for my dinner. I just like everything here!

Reviewed April 30, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Chris from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Very Nice Hostel”

Comfy, clean spacious rooms. Well equipped kitchen, nice communal area and the fastest WiFi I've come across at a hostel

Reviewed December 06, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
chia-lin from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

hostel wt good location”

location,bed,

Satisfied with my stay. location is good, near to paknsave and warwhouse and not far from lakeside. The best thing here is they provide single bed to every one rather than bunk bed

Reviewed May 16, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Shu from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Luxury facilities, affordable price ”

The bed is comfortable, the facilities are great! Location is good too as it is located at the quiet street but walkable to town area. Recommended!

Reviewed August 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Blake from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Convenient and comfortable”

Conveniently located, friendly staff, and quick wifi made this a great stay. Definitely recommended!

Reviewed April 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
chia-lin from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

good location and room”

bed,kitchen,location

Hostel wt good location. the best thing here is single bed rather thanbunk bed

Reviewed May 16, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Nice place to stay”

Convenient location, clean, nice staff.

Reviewed December 20, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Alfaaz from New Zealand
Family with young children
Deluxe Family Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2021

Great option if you are on a Budget”

Decent Family room for the price.

Reviewed August 11, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
iain from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

Very good”

Great backpackers in the centre of town

Reviewed March 23, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
jessica from New Zealand
Family with young children
Deluxe Family Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

great stay”

would stay here again would serve well to air out rooms in hot days :)

Reviewed February 05, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
jessica from New Zealand
Family with young children
Deluxe Family Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Just passing through”

Highly recommended would stay here again

Reviewed February 05, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Catherine from Philippines
Group
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Exceptional”

The staffs are friendly, The place is clean and surely will recommend to all,

Reviewed December 29, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Swetlana from New Zealand
Family with young children
Deluxe Family Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

Good value for money”

Great accomodation and I would definitely stay there again!

Reviewed October 01, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Louise from New Zealand
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

My dad was doing Ironman ”

This was a last minute booking as my dad was doing Ironman and we decided to stay over instead of driving back to Rotorua . We would have liked a bigger room but there wasn’t one free so our 2yr old son stayed with his grandparents on another motel . But this accommodation was great for what we needed

Reviewed March 08, 2020

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5.2
Daniel from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Pod in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Above average”

Used simply as a hop off point for Tongariro Crossing. This place had issues from the start. Someone else's things in my assigned locker so security was an issue right away. Located on the very exciting of town about as far from city center as possible within "downtown". The best thing was that the beds were pods. Had floats for the river or lake that I did not get to take advantage of but a nice feature anyway.

Reviewed February 09, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
David from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Offen aber sehr viele deutsche”

Sehr lockeres Hostel mit angenehmen Räumlichkeiten, abends eher ruhig weil viele nur für das T. Crossing da sind, was gleichzeitig bedeutet dass es früh morgens immer recht laut ist.

Reviewed February 09, 2018

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