Finlay Jack's Backpackers YHA Taupo
This straightforward hostel is a 6-minute walk from Lake Taupo, 6 km from the rushing Huka Falls and 10 km dormant stratovolcano Mount Tauhara.
Airy, down-to-earth rooms and dorms offer free Wi-Fi and linens, balconies or terraces, and en suite bathrooms, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Single-sex dorms have shared bathrooms. Dorms sleep up to 7.
Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a guest kitchen, a TV lounge with a flat-screen TV and funky seating, and a garden with picnic tables. Guests 18 and under are welcome when accompanied by an adult.