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YHA Taupo Finlay Jacks Backpackers

20 Taniwha Street Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

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YHA Taupo is centrally located near the town centre & Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. Situated in the adventurous Central North Island, rafting, skydiving & the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing are just a few reasons to stay at YHA Taupo

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Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 11:00 and 20:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - Charges Apply
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:30 to 20:30
From 11:30 to 11:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 64 7 3789 292


Getting to us

Getting to us

Cross the road and head down Horomatangi street. Take a left at Ruapehu st first right down Tamamutu st then left at Taniwha st and we are number 20.
South - SH1 through the traffic lights at the information centre. At roundabout right on to Spa Road. North - SH1 down the hill & over Waikato River to the roundabout left on to Spa Road. Taniwha Street is the 3rd street on the right - we are just on the right opposite the Barcelona Motel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

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