Address20 Taniwha Street Taupo TaupoSee nearby area
For rates, enter dates/guests
Lonely Planet review
Fashioned from an ageing motel, our favourite Taupo hostel has private rooms with en suites and supercomfy beds. The staff rival the cartoon blackcurrants in the Ribena ads for chirpiness.
Our independent authors have visited Blackcurrant Backpackers and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Taupo.
Services & facilities
- Bicycle Hire
- Board games
- Book Exchange
- Common Room
- Bicycle Parking
- Free Parking
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Washing machine
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Wheelchair Accessible
Description provided by property
Welcome to Blackcurrant Backpackers! ようこそ! Willkommen! Selamat datang! 歡迎! Bienvenue!
We're Taupo's best option for comfort, convenience and great times with international friends.
Here you’ll find a bunk-free experience with single beds made up ready for your arrival and delightful en-suite bathrooms. We've renovated one of Taupo's most central hostels with the modern backpacker in mind.
Two minutes from the supermarkets and central bus station, we have a comfy DVD lounge, huge garden, massive balcony complete with BBQ and stunning views of Mt. Ngauruhoe (Mt. Doom) and beyond.
Whether you're an adrenaline junky keen to launch yourself from a plane at 15,000 feet, looking to set sail on the Great Lake or seeking peace and tranquillity along with some of New Zealand's most beautiful walks, our staff are here to make sure your visit lives up to expectations...aim high, people!
Interesting places nearby
Canoe & Kayak
Instruction and boat hire, as well as guided tours, including a two-hour trip on the Waikato River ($45) or a half-day to the Maori...
Central fishing shop that sells licences, hires gear and arranges guided trips.
Starlight Cinema Centre
Screens the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
An airy cafe on a quieter edge of town, serving wholefood, organic, and GE- and gluten-free options. The healthy, satisfying offerings...