Overview of Base Rotorua - Hostel

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3.9 / 5Good
84 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant



Popular LocationEat Street5 min walk
Popular LocationKuirau Park6 min walk
Popular LocationRotorua Night Market6 min walk
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)15 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (8 Beds)

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory (10 Beds)

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    • Park view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (Sanctuary)

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    • Park view
    • Sleeps 1
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About this area


Located in Rotorua, Base Rotorua - Hostel is in the city centre. Polynesian Spa is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Racing Rotorua, or consider a night out at Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance. Kayaking and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and skydiving nearby. Our guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Eat Street - 5 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Rotorua Hospital - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 15 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Venue 1 – Serves dinner.

About this property

Base Rotorua - Hostel

Adults-only hostel with restaurant and outdoor pool
This hostel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. All 30 rooms offer WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds.
Base Rotorua - Hostel offers 30 forms of accommodation with blackout curtains. Beds feature Tempur-Pedic mattresses. This Rotorua hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 4.00 per hour)
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 5 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Billiards/pool table
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Reception hall
Vending machine

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance


BBQ grill(s)
Pool sunloungers


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Tempur-Pedic bed


Hairdryer (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 5 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 4.00 per hour (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Base Rotorua Hostel
Base Rotorua

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Base Rotorua - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Base Rotorua - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Base Rotorua - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Base Rotorua - Hostel?
As of 30 May 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Base Rotorua - Hostel on 1 Jun 2020 start from NZ$65, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Base Rotorua - Hostel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Base Rotorua - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is this hostel located?
Located in the heart of Rotorua, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Eat Street, Tamaki Maori Village and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great location, provides the basics you need at a reasonable price.

Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The beds could be better, but for the price, this hostel is a great find. It’s clean and the staff is friendly. There’s even a geothermal pool on site. The food at the bar is tasty and affordable. I think the place must have been recently renovated because it is so clean. We had a private room with two beds (a double and a twin) with private bath and kitchen (microwave, fridge, sink, kettle). It’s certainly nothing fancy, but a clean comfortable place to stay.

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Good hostel experience

Overall it was a good hostel experience. Nice people working there, very accomodating. Great location, very close to the mountain.The dorm room near the entrance is adjacent to a bar so it was a little noisy til around 12:30 am, but that was no big deal.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Proper Hostel

Good location for visiting the thermal pools and sightseeing. Bit of a younger crowd which may be appealing to some. Bar downstairs is lively and drinks are cheap. Parking is easy. Get what you pay for-proper hostel. No more, no less. Easy to book sightseeing activities. Yes, the town smells, but that’s not the Hostel’s fault. It smells like sulfur.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019