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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on reading a recommendation from our Lonely Planet guide. It has a great location, with a Pak n Save opposite and a couple minutes walk into town. Reception was very helpful and also gave some great recommendations as to what to do in Taupo. Double room was lovely and clean and very spacious, with a nice en suite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a double room which was very spacious. You have your own bathroom and fridge in the room. There is free Tea & Coffee at the reception. The kitchen/dining area was clean and well equipped. The staff was super friendly and helpful. It is about 5-10 min walk to the restaurants, bars, shops and the lake. About 25-30 min... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Clean hostel. Comfy bed. Friendly and helpful staff. good location. All single beds, not bunks in the room we stayed in. However / nothing to write home about. Didn't have very homely / cosy feel about it. Did the job as a place to stay overnight!

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Düsseldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Spotless clean and comfy rooms and amazingly friendly staff. Our double was huge and came with a private bathroom. We had a skydive booked and wanted to head further north directly afterwards so we checked out in the morning. Due to weather conditions the dive was first delayed and then finally postponed to the next day. They let us stay... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed in a double ensuite room for two nights. Blackcurrant is well-situated, away from the noise but an easy walk to Pak N Save and the main centre, restaurants, etc. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was lovely but had the potential to be even better. Obviously newly renovated, the room was fresh and clean and the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Me and my three other friends stayed for two nights and we enjoyed it! Prior to our arrival, we booked an ensuite room with single beds online, but when we arrived, the staff said they made a mistake and gave us an ensuite room with a double bed and two single beds. Luckily, this small drawback could be overcome by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Loved my stay here! clean, friendly, lounge with lots of good movies, excellent sized kictchen, really comfortable beds, very social hostel and great staff. Cheap prices too, worth every penny and more . Will stay again when I'm next in Taupo and would recommend it to everyone.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights in a private room and didn't want to leave at the end! The lady who checked us in was so friendly which always gets you off to a good start and then we were shown to our room which was hotel standard. It was spotlessly clean with an en suite, very spacious with... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

unfortunately staff booked us in for the wrong date and it ended being an expensive error. not only did Beth charge us 50% no show fee, but we ended up having to find alternative accommodation at short notice. this cost us $165. I do not feel we should have been charged anything, as it was definately not our booking error.... More

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Address: 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Taupo's best option for comfort, convenience and great times with international friends. Here you'll find a bunk-free experience with single beds made up ready for your arrival and delightful en-suite bathrooms. We've renovated one of Taupo's most central hostels with the modern backpacker in mind. Two minutes from the supermarkets and central bus station, we have a comfy DVD lounge, huge garden, massive balcony complete with BBQ and stunning views of Mt. Ngauruhoe (Mt. Doom) and beyond. Whether you're an adrenaline junky keen to launch yourself from a plane at 15,000 feet, looking to set sail on the Great Lake or seeking peace and tranquillity along with some of New Zealand's most beautiful walks, our staff are here to make sure your visit lives up to expectations...aim high, people! ... more   less 
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