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Blarneys Rock Backpackers

1210 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand


Blarneys Rock Backpackers; where the coffee and tea are free. We are a small, homely hostel located in central Rotorua, specializing in affordable accommodation for all types of travellers. Blarneys Rock has varied dorm room options. 8 bed, 7 bed, and 4 bed mixed dorms are all available. We also have 3 private rooms to choose from, double bed with a single bunk, a double bed with 5 singles bunks, or a Super king only!


  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Not too big backpackers hostel”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on July 24, 2016

Nice backpackers hostel with about 8 rooms, making it not too big and crowdy. Beds and rooms are basic but fine. A kitchen for general use with shared fridge. The shared toilets and showers are fine...

“Loud music from the pub below”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on April 10, 2016

It's a centrally located hostel, good if you have day trips starting real early from isite. It's a small, cosy and clean place. However, kitchen closes at night and wouldn't open till 7am, which...

“Fantastic place to stay”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 16, 2016

Centrally located to local amenities, the I-Site and buses. The owner was incredibly helpful with suggesting top places in the area to do, see and experience, from walks of Rotorua to events further...


We are located on Tutanekai St, the artery through town. From the Information Centre, walk down Haupapa St then left onto Tutanekai. It is approximately a 2 minute walk.


24 hours cancellation.

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