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Blarneys Rock Backpackers & Internet Cafe

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1210 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is so comfy and we'll equipped. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help us. The lounge area was comfy and quite big. The kitchen was a little on the small side but was well equipped and had free tea, coffee and spices. Our four bed dorm was spacious and very comfortable. Would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for what was meant to be 3 nights but ended up being two. The hostel is small and convenient with a good location. Free tea and coffee, DVDs and good free wifi. We thought that this would be a great stay as haven't spent longer than a couple of days in the one place. That evening we... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lonely lanet evaluation is right. Lof of restaurant around (Yamoto suchi bar :) Calm and relax place . Free parking on the street from 5 p.m to 9 a.m (exept thursday). Perfetc for a cheap night on Rotorua

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and great hostel in central Rotorua, quiet place with a cosy living room with free movies, books and games, familiar atmosphere. Well equiped kitchen with free tee, coffee and spices. Good wifi, nice balcony. Dave provided me with all the Information I needed and was very helpful with answering my questions and booking activities, also enjoyed chatting with him.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blarneys Rock was smack bang in the middle of Rotorua centre. Nice hostel and there lockers for personal items - however the lockers were in the shower area - it would be more ideal having your belongings in the room with you. Good facilities, showers, common room etc. Only other thing is that my room was next to the common... More 

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Tairua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Super clean, very nice living room with free movie to Watch or book to read (just in case you are in a lazy day). Quiet place and pleasant people. The kitchen with all you need to cook what you want and 2 fridges too keep your food. Free tea and coffee, some other products to share. Good wifi, many advices... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a great time at Blarney's. It was the perfect spot for us. It was an easy walk down to the lake and several of the local parks, including great views of the geothermal pools and smoking water. They had clean facilities, plenty of space, and great sitting areas. We had a mix-up regarding amenities, and Dave and his... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Right in the middle of the city this backpacker is usually full and for plenty of good reasons. Run by the efficient Dave who has just the right touch to keep the place under control. Stayed here with my small daughter while we explored the town together I felt very relaxed in the hostel even dragging a child around. Price... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very nice place! Good location, good price, good atmosphere, perfect place to stay in Rotorua. The room, the kitchen and the bathroom were perfectly clean and Dave, the owner, is very friendly and efficient!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Blarneys is a fabulous little hostel with great comfortable rooms and facilities. Dave who runs it is full of advice and knows all the best spots and is super helpful, we were only in our room for 5mins before knowing we wanted to spend an extra night. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area!

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