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Blackcurrant Backpackers Reviews

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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99 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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No heating in the room and the heater was unfortunately broken... I took 2 blankets but i was freezing all night. I would go back in summer for sure! Great place overall!


Really good value for money and super helpful staff. Great view from the kitchen/ balcony for sunset. Could have better heating in the room but the electric blanket made up for that :)


I've stayed in a number of great hostels, including a different one on the North Island that week, and Blackcurrants Backpackers was one of the worst I've stayed at. The bathroom was stinky, simply set up with not enough ventilation--and the room itself was pretty ramshackle. Also, the hostel is a former motel, so it lacks a common entertainment area or a feeling of conviviality. It felt like the worst combination of a motel (no atmosphere) and a hostel (bad facilities). And the bed hurt my back

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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