Address: 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, Waikato, Nuova Zelanda
YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers at Hostelworld YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers at Booking.com YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers at HostelsClub
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Great homey feel
big rooms, friendly staff, and great location.
Excellent, friendly staff, intimate.
The last of refurbishments was completed during my stay, and our room was brand new, clean, and very comfortable. Fantastic staff made our stay very pleasant. We stayed an extra two nights in fact, as we found it hard to leave! Great new kitchen and top advice from office staff. Stay here -- it's awesome!
I stayed here with my friend for four nights. Burkes is an awesome place to stay! The staff was very friendly and helpful (cheers John) -- the facilities were really nice, and the grounds were really clean -- really good prices, i mean what more can i say! I Love Burkes, and i would recommend it to anyone. I'll definitely be going there again!
The girl that took our booking wrote it on the wrong day in the diary. Luckily there was another room available, and she upgraded us for free. There was free soup in the evenings for hostel patrons. And a old but comfortable lounge area with a free pool table. We met a very nice couple from the U.K. and a group of about ten of us cramped into the lounge to watch the finals of the Amazing Race.
Very friendly staff and I met loads of people there, who I still keep in contact with. Worth a look.
I found the rooms small and walls very thin. We had a quiet bunch of Japenese girls next door, yet we heard every word and got little sleep. To be fair they were very quiet compared to some neighbors we had. We had a longer walk to the action than the other backpackers too! I much preferred the downdown backpackers. Even though it was a bit rougher with the trout bar upstairs and relaxed atmosphere. After all, you are only passing thru and the holy cow dance on the tables bar is around the corner full of kiwi exp. bus girls and boys fresh from europe doing what you should while in town...having fun!!!
I stayed there with a few friends on my way south to Wellington and the hostel itself was lovely. It's just a shame that it is run by the most stuck up, pretentious, and boring people I have ever come across at any other hostel in the world. They kicked us out on the third night because we were playing guitars and singing whilst having a few beers and they wouldn't let us use the spa. These were just a few of the incidents that happened at this miserable peoples hostel. We were not the only ones thrown out either. On arriving there were a bunch of girls getting kicked out for no apparant reason. Outside there was a big sign saying backpackers which is what we thought it meant but there were a lot of older people there who didn't want to pay an extra dollar or two and were then forcd to stay with us younger crowd. Unfortunately it was these people who then kept complaining to the owners that we were to noisy which resulted in us getting thrown out. STAY AWAY.
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Max. Age: All Ages
Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 8.30am - 8pm (we are available until 10pm)
Size: Medium (30-60 beds)