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Blackcurrant Backpackers Reviews

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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88 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Stayed in a private room, which is very large and has private bathroom too, very practical (although the shower drain was a little bit clogged). It's possible to hear people talking and slide-doors been opened from other rooms. Staff is very friendly and can help a lot with reservations of the tours and attractions. Three bad points: reception is not 24h, internet is not free and breakfast is not included, but that seems to be the reality of most hostels in NZ. Overall strongly recommended!


A great hostel!! Would definitely stay here again. The single beds in the dorms make such a difference!


Good value for a Hostel

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


An exceptional hostel that is well-run, clean, tidy, provides excellent facilities, has the perfect location, and has an excellent atmosphere for all kinds of travellers and backpackers. The staff are extremely helpful in advising and booking excursions. I enjoyed my stay here very much and would highly reccommend it to anyone passing through Taupo.


Very friendly staff and great atmosphere to meet people. The facilities were nice and clean. Definitely will be recommending the hostel to others, probably the best I've stayed at! Thank you.

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall, a nice hostel with friendly staff. Convenient location for restaurants and bars in the centre of Taupo. I was a bit concerned that it didn't seem to be possible to lock the back door to the room.

  • 23rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments. The back doors to the room automatically lock on closure and the room key does not open them from the outside for security reasons as they face on to the road. They automatically open from the inside i.e. no visible lock as they are fire exits. This should have been explained on check in; my apologies that it wasn't and that you felt concerned. Best wishes for 2014 and safe travels! The Blackcurrant Team


Very reasonably priced backpackers. Great to have smaller dorms and single beds as opposed to bunks. Good location - everything within walking distance. Very friendly and helpful staff.


What a fantastic place to stay!!! I can strongly recommend this place and I will definitely come back if I ever come to Taupo again!!!


nice stay!

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