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Blackcurrant Backpackers

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I contacted this hostel to book in a room and was asked all the normal questions about what room we wanted, when, etc. Eventually the woman asked where I lived and I said Wellington, to which she replied to she would not accept bookings from New Zealanders. I told her that I was a British Citizen, to which she still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lucked out here and ended up in a double bed in a four person room all to myself complete with en-suite bathroom. Regardless of this, it's a great place to stay. Clean, comfortable, good kitchen and I had a fridge in the room which I used as the kitchen ones were quite full. Would be nice to have some... More 

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Tarifa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blackcurrant is a very nice hostel to stay ! The owner is a great person and very helpful. When i was there he told me to come for sailing but as it was my end of travel in NZ and i was saving money to do Tongariro crossing, i told him i couldn't afford it, well he said "you come... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the very beginning, I had a great stay at the Blackcurrant Backpackers. David, the manager, is a great, very friendly and helpful person. He made me feel welcome and at home right away. I spent two nights in the girls' dorm, which is very spacious, with two separate rooms, and offering comfortable single beds (no bunks). The bathroom is... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a spacious and comfortable room double ensuite room on the first floor. Although the room is basic, and the decor a little scuffed, it is a hostel and we had no complaints. The bed was comfortable and the room and the bathroom were very clean. Despite the warning from the young man in reception that "People are asked... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was huge...had two double beds, ensuite, fridge and lots of space to spread out all of our stuff. Private and common areas were clean and well-equipped, although the fridges were really crowded so glad we had our own in the room. Nice lounge space downstairs and if the weather is nice, outside areas as well. Good location...really close... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you get in front of the place by car, you think that it is not great, looks like a motel. But get inside, and you will find a very nice garden with tables and everything that makes a good atmosphere. We had a double bedroom and we were happy with it. Bathroom was to share with the other room... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The man behind the desk (who I assume was the owner) was friendly and have us some great activity and restaurant suggestions. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was nice and the shared space was sufficient for meal time sharing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recommended this hostel from a few friends and it did not disappoint! The guy at the reception was super friendly, offered to carry my bags and walked me over to my room. The room is clean, spacious, they offer extra blankets in case it's cold. The central outdoor area is lovely with a few seating areas to eat... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It was a little disappointing to see that there were visible signs of lackof maintenance compared to a stay about 2½ years ago. It is still a very nice place to stay, but could do with a more intensive maintenance program. Better maintenance, slightly better cleaning and improved security could have made this the best backpackers I have ever stayed... More 

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Address: 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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