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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
    4.5 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Easily one of the best hostels I've stayed in. The location, price and facilities (free WiFi, comfy rooms and well stocked out kitchen) make it a great hostel for anybody's requirements. The owner, Dave, was a great host, offering great, and in our case trip altering, advice and even better stories to keep us entertained as we chilled out on... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I stayed there two nights and everything was perfect. Great location, clean and tidy rooms and helpful staff. It's not a big hostel so you won't meet many people but you really.get to know the one you meet. Do not doubt it.. you won't regret.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We accidently arrived here after Naked Bus decided to take us to the wrong part of NZ. We arrived at the hostel and the owner Dave greeted us with smiles and welcomed us after our long awful day. Location The hostel is situated around the corner from I-Site where the bus drops you. Supermarkets are situated a couple of blocks... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed here on my travels, great little place, excellent service and central location. Not only did we feel right at home but handily could book experiences & tours from here, and excellent Irish Bar downstairs, with very tasty food.. Clean and safe, comfortable too, happy to recommend to all!

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