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Blarneys Rock Backpackers Reviews

1210 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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376 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Granted this is from a specific situation - the owner was away and left someone else in chrge of the hostel. That man was drunk and harrassing women the entire time. When the owner arrived and we told him he had an appropriate response of disgust and fired the worker. He apologized to us as well, however, I missed out on Waitomo caves because the worker was too drunk to book it, i watched women be harrassed, and I feel that these things are appalling and "sorry" is not really good enough for me.

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A very nice hostel. The location is so central and many things is walking distance. The staff was alright but nothing fancy. Nice stay.


It was a good place to stay a week. It was quite empty, so the days and evenings were quiet.


Great place right in middle of town owner is fantastic will help you as much as he can Give you tips to fill in your day and tell you of free stuff to take advantage of Free wifi which is brilliant


Dave's Hostel is very friendly and homely ! It's much more than just coffee & tee and wifi for free. You get a free hair dryer, hair straighter, hot water bottles and other food for free.. When you looking for a "partyhostel" and want to meet other people, it's the wrong one but when you want something homely & quiet its the right! Thank you for the stay Dave! :-)


Very very friendly and helpful staff, clean facilities and a great atmosphere!

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very clean and comfortable hostel. Dave (who runs it) was exceedingly friendly and helpful; 100%!

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