YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

Taupo, New Zealand

YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers

Hostel, 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

gps 20 Taniwha Street, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers offers an ideal location in Taupo. 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.


The rooms were spacious and had plenty of room for your bags. There were several areas to relax and meet other guests too. The kitchen was large and had several fridges/cupboards and jobs and ovens too. Half hour walk to Huka falls and the hot springs. Supermarkets, shops, restaurants and the lake is a 5 minute walk. Best bit of all, the cool arse dog!

Great location! Great staff, all clean, nice and comfy pods! Common area and kitchen nice meetup places.


Taupo, a town near the centre of New Zealand's North Island, is distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing to jet-boating. The vast waters of Lake Taupo, a volcanic caldera, drain into the Huka Falls, dramatic, crystal-blue cascades reachable by hiking and biking trails. Surrounding Taupo are hot springs like those filling the Craters of the Moon reserve. Along the lake, the Taupo Museum and garden showcase local Maori heritage and native plants. At the Aratiatia Rapids, spectators can watch water rushing into the Waikato riverbed after its dam gates open. Inland, the Volcanic Activity Centre explores the area's geothermal activity using tools like weather simulators, and Huka Prawn Park offers a glimpse at the local prawn-fishing industry. Taupo is also a gateway to Tongariro National Park, which draws skiers and hikers to its 3 volcanoes, and the towering Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay.