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Blackcurrant Backpackers

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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 June 23, 2014

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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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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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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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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