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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
66 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 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 April 9, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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