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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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aix
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I chose this hostel as I wanted a central location but I didn't checked the details on the hostel website and relied on relatively positive reviews on TripAdvisor. However, this was a miss for us. I was traveling with my pre-teennage son, and we had planned to stay thursday-Sunday. Unfortunately, the place is right above an irish pub with live... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Tour/review of Blarney rock's backpackers-Rotoura See my YouTube channel for video tour, link this link https://youtu.be/3EU6zgKHWEU http://www.blarneysrock.com Stay at blarney rock's one of the 5 best hostels in rotoura: http://www.backpackerguide.nz/5-best-backpacker-hostels-in-rotorua/ Myself and 4 other's called and booked a room on The way done from whitianga and Hot water beach. I joined a French lady and her children and a young... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with 2 friends for 2 nights during my Rotorua visit. A quiet little spot, despite being right in the middle of town and atop an Irish bar. The place was really charming with some Guiness-inspired murals on the walls. My bed was clean and comfy. The owner who also runs the hostel was very friendly guy. He... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I came to New Zealand from the states to do conservation volunteer work and had the weekends off, so I came to Rotorua with a group of friends. We stayed here for one night and I was blown away by the cheap price and the great accommodations. It was my first backpackers stay and it was amazing. The kitchen, the... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Arrival and check-in was easy, 2 minutes walk from the main bus pick-up/drop-off point. David was very helpful and welcoming. Location of the hostel is ideal, very central and easy to get to and from all the main things to see and do in Rotorua. The night market on Thursdays is right on your doorstep as it takes place on... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

highly affordable price and located in a very convenient place. The manager is a nice guy. He wants to be helpful and wants the guests to be happy. this is a backpackers hostel, and the guests are mostly young people from all over the globe. if you don't mind shared bathrooms, and some noise, this is a good place to... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You wouldn't miss the pink sign of this backpacker when you walk around the area. Service was great, we were able to amend our bookings easily via email and was able to check in also at an early time. Reception was very helpful also in allowing us to take shower when we are to board the overnight bus to Wellington.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

One of my favourite hostels along my journey. The owner is really kind and ambitious to improve the quality of the hostels, he even asked us if we had any suggestions of improvements during our stay there. We stayed in a 8 share dorm, which was super clean and with lots of space to store your stuff. The kitchen might... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I didn't like this hostel at all. My bed was really uncomfortable, the matrass was really thin and I could feel all the wood of the bed. Also I had to pay 5$ to store my bag and if you wanted to use the hostel after check in (10am) you had to pay 10$ as well. So you basically could... More 

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Paris
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146 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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