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Blackcurrant Backpackers

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the Blackcurrant Backpackers. It is a converted motel with large rooms and outside access to rooms. We had the double ensuite that had two double beds (comfortable), a fridge, plenty of storage/hanging space and a nice clean bathroom with shower. It was on the first floor (second floor in US). We stayed for two nights (mid-week) in October so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay at Blackcurrant backpackers. Facilities were clean and tidy even though there were a lot of people using them. Free tea and coffee, including milk (!) was great! Dave was fantastic, really friendly and helpful! Large, and recent DVD collection. Beds were comfy and not bunks for once! My only criticism/suggestion for improvement would be to set... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a single room and got a large place (twin room) with a spacious bathroom. Had my own refrigerator and enjoyed meeting young&friendly people when cooking and dining. Found David a helpful and friendly host and I was especially thankful for his advice to go on a sailing tour on his boat (for a good price!). Shopping facilities are close.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Our room seemed to be the worst of the bunch. Walking past others that were unoccupied they seemed much brighter and cleaner. Our room was draughty, unclean and dark. Most lights were not working, there were bugs all over the bathroom ceiling and the previous guests seafood and cheese still in the fridge. Hosts and staff were very friendly but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Warm welcome and friendly staff. Location is good, steps from grocery store and nice view from balcony and nice courtyard on warm days. Good lounge areas and choice of movies or board games. Private double room is large, great to have own bathroom. Air seeps through the windows especially in bathroom so I closed the door and was very thankful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had a great time at this backpackers. The rooms are big, the beds are comfortable beds, no bunks and the rooms are clean with clean and big bathrooms. The kitchen upstairs is huge which is great for socialising; it's got board games, books and all kind of stuff. Downstairs they have got a lounge with a tv and movies,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This hostel is an old motel, which means the rooms are big and well equipped. I found the staff helpful and it was great to be able to park right outside. The location is good too - just a few minutes' walk from the town centre. My only problem was the thinness of the walls: I really didn't want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This backpacker is really nice ! The staff in particular David, are very friendly ! The rooms are clean, kitchen well organized and spacious. Blackcurrant is neart to PacknSave, perfect to do some groceries everyday, and also near to the city center. AWESOME !! If come in Taupo, we recommend you this backpacker.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great place!The staff were very friendly and helpful and got on well with everyone! Rooms were very nice and very generous size- even had a private fridge and bathroom in the room. The location was pretty good too with just a short walk into town and to the bungy! Thank you for an amazing week! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

A great hostel for the family - large rooms, comfy beds, friendly staff and safe area away from the road for our 2 active boys to play. Great location too for shopping and Taupo town and only a short drive from the hot pools. Awesome - we will be back!

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Address: 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Number of rooms: 12
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