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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a bed in a dorm spontaneously and both booking and check-in went smooth. I only stayed for a night and left early in the morning but from what I saw, the hostel is very modern and clean. Additional plus: Our 8-bed dorm had an own bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Only (small) minus: The Wi-Fi connection every... More 

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very comfortable - shared a 5 bed room with shared ensuite. This is a new location (since spring 2015) and the complex is good. A very new (visited November 2016) spacious and comfortable kitchen/dining area plus shared bathroom facilities.

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Thank B0nes2
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were really friendly and although they were big rooms the bathroom was really nice, big and clean. The decent sized kitchen was kept nice and clean also. Very friendly atmosphere around here... will be coming back when I'm back in Taupo! And the little dog is adorable!

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Thank LydiaBridges3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frankly, I love this place. I came here with my friends. We made our booking earlier on booking.com. Unfortunately, when we arrived, it's already late at night and the reception was closed. But, they left us a note in front of the reception that they left us the keys and will deal with us in the morning. Great job on... More 

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Thank Badrul H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cleanliness: 4/5 Security: 2/5 Atmosphere: 4/5 Comfort: 4/5 Amenities: 4/5 Location: 5/5 Positives: Arrived late afternoon in early November. Staff were helpful. Very different from other YHA's I have stayed in, but not bad at all. I was in a 4 bed ensuite (my room did have bunk beds but they were decent sized). The lockers/drawers under the bed were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were efficient though service is not so personal. Kitchen facilities are quite good. Can be dirty at times when everyone is using them. It was overcrowded with a big group occupying the tables in the dining area and since the weather was chilly and windy it was not an option to sit at the balcony in the evening, therefore... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at finley jacks for four nights awesome atmosphere. Very modern bathrooms lounge kitchen and dining area. Friendly staff and cute dog...was super busy when I went . Free WiFi was a plus and lockers available. One draw back was the refrigerators. No freezer and limited space when hostel at full capacity plus in a awkward place to reach when... More 

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Thank Roz H
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to stay. It has really comfy beds, fun staff, good kitchen and a very chilled vibe. Music is played throughout the day and there is always people around for a chat. Would 100% recommend this hostel to anyone.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I hadn't even made it to reception before a lovely welcome from the staff and guests sat outside in the sun on beanbags. I was checked in by a lovely girl who showed me around the hostel and to my room. She said once I'd dropped my backpack off and settled I should come and join them in the sun.... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I came here alone and on the first evening I already went out with the staff. They are all very nice and young. Rooms are charming and individual. Everything is clean because they clean up everyday. They try to help you in every situation and are very helpful. I totally felt at home in this place and didn't wanna go.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taupo's best option for comfort, convenience and great times with international friends. Here you'll find a bunk-free experience with single beds made up ready for your arrival and delightful en-suite bathrooms. We've renovated one of Taupo's most central hostels with the modern backpacker in mind. Two minutes from the supermarkets and central bus station, we have a comfy DVD lounge, huge garden, massive balcony complete with BBQ and stunning views of Mt. Ngauruhoe (Mt. Doom) and beyond. Whether you're an adrenaline junky keen to launch yourself from a plane at 15,000 feet, looking to set sail on the Great Lake or seeking peace and tranquillity along with some of New Zealand's most beautiful walks, our staff are here to make sure your visit lives up to expectations...aim high, people! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Finlay Jack's Backpackers

Address: 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: £14 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Finlay Jack's Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“First floor rooms for an awesome view”
 of 5 bubbles 294maximj, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with view, up top is good.”
 of 5 bubbles Baileyelise26, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“clean and value for money”
 of 5 bubbles chas470, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Do make sure to carry everything with you as this is not a safe hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Jw9251210, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“A room away from the kitchen area is best because people sit outside and chat till quite late.”
 of 5 bubbles wendys382, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
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