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Blarneys Rock Backpackers & Internet Cafe

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1210 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blarneys Rock was a nice small hostel with cool people and good front desk help with discounts, ideas of free activities and bike rental. Dave the owner was very helpful although I was sort of weirded out by all of the notes of what you couldn't do. Like fines for accidentally setting off the fire alarm! I also was concerned... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The hostel was small (only 1 floor) and quite old. There was a small kitchen, which got busy very quickly during dinner time. Also, the scents from the kitchen spread very quickly to my dorm room. The bathrooms were clean and working fine, but I had to walk through the living room to get a shower. When I was there,... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable stay. Rooms fine, kitchen spacious and clean. Nice lounge area with TV and lots of DVDs. Cool communal balcony to sit in the sun. Dave, who runs the place, couldn't have been more helpful. He booked our Hobbiton experience and Waitomo Caves trip - two of our absolute highlights from our time in NZ. We also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this place was great. Very good value for money. The owner was away so we were taken care of by Ian, what a lovely guy. He gave us lots of tips on the area and things to see (and not). He also gave us discount vouchers for some of the places we wanted to visit. The place was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

My friend and i absolutely loved this place. The location was so perfect, right in town and Dave who works there was so helpful. He booked all our activities for us with discounts, told us places to eat and even places to go out and drink. We booked for 2 nights originally but ended up staying for 4! The first... More 

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aix
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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Thank jakartagirlt
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
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 via mobile

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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