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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • Canoe & Kayak70 m
  • Life Cycles170 m
  • Pak N Save250 m
  • Taupo Travel Centre300 m
  • Woolworths310 m
  • Greenstone Fishing340 m
  • Post office390 m
  • Starlight Cinema Centre410 m
  • Cybershed410 m
  • Travel Smart Taupo410 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

    20 Taniwha Street, Taupo Central, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330 - See map
    "Well equipped kitchen, nice communal area and the fastest WiFi I've come across at a hostel"
    Chris - December 6, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Exceptional comfort
    9.5 room quality and comfort
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Table tennis

    • Laundry service

    Value for money8.7
    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

    9.5
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Pod in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Pod in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe Family Room
    Deluxe Family Room
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    • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Single Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Economy Single Room
    Economy Single Room
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    • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "It was clean, tidy and quiet."

    Li A.

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    April 30, 2018

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    5 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Comfy, clean spacious rooms."

    Chris

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    December 6, 2018

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    Most recent reviews for YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019
    Single Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Exceptional10.0
    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!
    Jianweifrom ChinaReviewed July 30, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Review score5.2
    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.
    Alexanderfrom GermanyReviewed June 03, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Exceptional10.0
    Convenient and comfortableConveniently located, friendly staff, and quick wifi made this a great stay. Definitely recommended!
    Blakefrom United StatesReviewed April 24, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    Exceptional10.0
    Great sleep, Best roommatesI 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.
    Kuo-Meifrom TaiwanReviewed February 19, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Exceptional9.6
    Very Nice HostelComfy, clean spacious rooms. Well equipped kitchen, nice communal area and the fastest WiFi I've come across at a hostel
    Chrisfrom United KingdomReviewed December 06, 2018

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

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    8.7
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    Rating via Agoda8.8
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    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality9.5
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.7
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    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (5)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from Hong Kong
    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
    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
    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
    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    David from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    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
    7.7
    Very good
    Ira from Belgium
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Mooi gezellig hostel”

    Rustig gelegen, tuin,proper

    Bij aankomst kreeg ik een upgrade naar een female dorm.goeie individuele bedden,propere badkamer.keuken groot en proper.tuin i de midden zeer aangenaam.staff helpt enorm goed.

    Reviewed February 16, 2015
    7.6
    Very good
    Po-Chieh from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    還不錯”

    廚房設備齊全 公共浴室很乾淨 環境還算整齊乾淨 房間門鎖壞了 房間的暖氣機有點故障 不夠暖和

    Reviewed June 18, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    송원
    Solo traveler
    Economy Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    좋아요”

    개인실썼는네 너무편했어요 유명 온천가는 버스정류장도 바로앞에있어서 편해요

    Reviewed September 08, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    seul from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    여성 8인실 2박 묵었어요”

    개인침대로 있어서 편했고 시설도 다 좋았어요 자전거도 대여가능 마트도 엄청가까워요 근데 저녁에 그 가운데 마당에서 노래부르고 그래서 시끄러웠습니다ㅜㅜ

    Reviewed April 03, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    JONG from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    나름 괜찮아요”

    10월 중순인데 조금 춥지만 이불 덥으면 괜찮아요

    Reviewed October 18, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    eunhyeong from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    위치 정말 별로다..”

    생각보다 위치가 타우포번화가와 거리가 꽤있다. 숙소 바로 앞에 마트가 있다는 것 말고는 위치 매리트는 전혀 없는듯. 직원은 친절했고, 주방도 깔끔하게 잘 정리되어 있었다.

    Reviewed September 04, 2018
    7.0
    Very good
    GOONAM from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    비수기에만 좋은곳”

    싱글 침대, 한적함

    비수기에 갔더니 사람이 없어서 방을 혼자쓰는게 좋았습니다. 단층 침대라서 삐걱거림 걱정이 없었지만 대신 4인실을 예약했는데 3인실과 화장실 하나를 공동으로 사용하는 구조였습니다. 사람이 많으면 불편할것 같네요 YHA처럼 이불커버를 매번 가는것 같지는 않았지만 침대와 베개커버는 뽀송뽀송 했습니다 위치는 시내에서 약간 걸어야했네요

    Reviewed August 19, 2015
    7.6
    Very good
    chiehyi from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    很冷”

    房间大但电暖器太小

    Reviewed July 26, 2016
    12
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