Blackcurrant Backpackers

Address: 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, North Island, 3330, New Zealand | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBlackcurrant Backpackers Taupo

    Reviewed by bridgetsblog


    Reviewed Dec 20, 2011
    by (6 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    welcome was a breath of fresh air, could not be more helpful. Room big and clean and there was outdoor space to sit and chat. Overall very friendly and hospitable

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by flipflopping

    does the job

    Reviewed Jun 14, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    really clean bathrooms and rooms. nice staff, ok size kitchen cheap laundry!

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    Reviewed by janeski

    Best welcome ever!

    Reviewed Oct 11, 2010
    by (8 reviews) Reigate , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Blackcurrant Backpackers is an amazing place to stay. I was given the most amazing welcome out of all the hostels I stayed in during my two months moving around NZ. Everyone is very friendly and they geniunely want to make your stay more pleasurable for you. I had a booked for a dorm bed in a 6 bed dorm I think but was given a double bed within a dorm which I think was a 5 bed dorm. The facilties were all quite new, clean and well looked after.
    The hostel had a really friendly feel to it and the staff would introduce you to other guests quite often.......also due to the friendly welcome everyone is given I found that made the backpackers more open to chatting to others.....I met loads of people here and stayed for over a week, split by about a month.
    This hostel got 'top pick' for in the 2010 Lonely Planet and I can truly see why, it was fab.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Blackcurrant Backpackers Taupo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Taupo

    What an experience, what a week!

    A travel blog entry by janeski on Oct 11, 2010

    After yet another a early start popular with these pesky bus companies we were northbound for Taupo, diverted the long way round due to snow on the route we wanted to take and then made even longer because we got lost! Oops! (It did, however, give me more time to consider my activities in Taupo!)
    So I was very grateful when we finally arrived …

    Nature in the raw and man's meddling

    Today has been strange - not unpleasant but a bit weird. Despite the day being generally fine, and even hot this afternoon, there has been a watery theme. I got caught in a torrential thunderstorm this morning so now even the van is decked out with wet damp clothes.

    I started off the day at the Craters of the Moon. I still haven't got b...

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