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Blackcurrant Backpackers Reviews

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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117 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Great hostel with very comfortable beds and great bathrooms. Kitchen a little too small as fridges were over-flowing and one of the two cookers was broken. It was very friendly and easy to meet people. Special thanks to Lily for creating such a fun atmosphere and getting everyone together. Great cook and a real asset to the place. The receptionists should take a leaf out of her book! Also be aware that you will share a bathroom with at least 6 other people.


The kitchen was a complete mess and did not have enough plates/bowls for the amount of people. The walls were paper thin and it was very noisy.


Super friendly staff, and helpful with all activities bookings. I'll make sure to come back here whenever I am in Taupo.


So cool place with top facilities and nice garden. Me and my friend got a four bed dorm all to ourselves!


The room was big and it was clean. They should provide free wifi (you have to pay 4 dollars).


Overall it wasn't a bad stay at the Blackcurrent, there wasn't too much atmosphere owing to the large turnover of people who were staying in Taupo just to do the crossing obv. Not the hostels fault! Security is a bit weird as most people leave the sliding doors to the room open to let a breeze in, meaning I never felt my bags were 100% safe. Also you have to pay for the wifi (only $4 p/d) but it seemed to be really slow and overall poor coverage, particularly as you are restricted to 1 device!


good comfy beds, proper beds not bunks so that s a big plus


good backpacker with good atmosphere, really enjoyed my stay there. people were nice and the accommodation and bathroom were really good.


Love no bunks! Clean, tidy kitchen.


Good atmosphere, free coffee, nice garden and balcony. After taking a shower the whole bathroom was flooded.


Very nice and helpful staff. Good location, and nice atmosphere. Great facilities.


The hostel is not central at the lake, but in walking distance. A big Supermarket is just around the Corner.

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