Finlay Jack's Backpackers
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8.7Excellent

154 reviews

154 reviews

Room comfort and quality 9.5
Service 9.0
Cleanliness 8.7
Location 8.7
Value for money 8.7
Facilities 8.5
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8.7Excellent

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
Closest landmarks
Canoe & Kayak
70 m
Life Cycles
170 m
Pak'nSave Car Park
200 m
Pak N Save
250 m
AK Dental
260 m

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.

Highlights

810 meters to public transportation

Excellent room comfort & quality

600 meters to Great Lake Centre

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Taupo every 43 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.7
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportTaupo Airport (TUO)
Distance to airport6.2 km

Rooms available at 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 Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 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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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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Triple Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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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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Frequently asked questions

Does Finlay Jack's Backpackers offer laundry services?

Yes! Finlay Jack's Backpackers offers laundry service at your disposal for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your getaway. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Finlay Jack's Backpackers has car park nearby free of charge for customers traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What points of interest are close by Finlay Jack's Backpackers that are in walking distance?

While residing at Finlay Jack's Backpackers, begin your getaway by checking out the closest attractions that are within close proximity to the property which include Life Cycles, Pak N Save, and Pak'nSave.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Finlay Jack's Backpackers's policy regarding children's bedding considers guests age 3 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How long do visitors normally stay at Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Finlay Jack's Backpackers had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

What was the average room rate for Finlay Jack's Backpackers been in the past month?

The average room rate for Finlay Jack's Backpackers in the past month is 50.32 NZD, compared to city's average of 361.58 NZD.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Finlay Jack's Backpackers's coffee?

64.0% of our verified guest evaluations have given an optimistic review and remarks about this property's coffee. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Finlay Jack's Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Finlay Jack's Backpackers an average rating of 8.7. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Finlay Jack's Backpackers an average rating of 8.7. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Couples' have given to Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Finlay Jack's Backpackers an average rating of 8.2. You can look up on more in depth customer critiques, and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to Finlay Jack's Backpackers?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Finlay Jack's Backpackers an average rating of 8.2. You can look up more thorough customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What people love about Finlay Jack's Backpackers

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location!"

    Valentina

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    October 24, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location"

    Kylie

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    May 22, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Super affordable!!!"

    edenrose

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    April 10, 2023

More about Finlay Jack's Backpackers

More about Finlay Jack's Backpackers

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

8.5

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
  • 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
  • Lockers
  • 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]
  • Car park [nearby]
Available in all rooms
  • Carpeting
  • Clothes dryer
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Reading light
  • Safety/security feature
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Trash cans
  • Washing machine

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 from14:00
  • Check-in until19:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00

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 Finlay Jack's Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.7
Room comfort and quality9.5
Service9.0
Cleanliness8.7
Location8.7
Value for money8.7
Facilities8.5
High score for Taupo
Rating
9+ Exceptional (35)
8-9 Excellent (10)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (4)

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10.0
Exceptional
Jianwei from China
Solo traveler
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
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
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
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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