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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Hotel Class
2 out of 5

Information

Reviews

3.6 / 5Good
82 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Tamaki Maori Village
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)
    10 min drive

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Book online or call:

+64 9913 4658
  • Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 12 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • 6 Bed Female Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Rotorua

Located in Rotorua, Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is in the city centre and on a lake. Government Gardens Golf and Rotorua Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Racing Rotorua or Rotorua International Stadium.

Visit our Rotorua travel guide

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Tamaki Maori Village - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Night Market - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Eat Street - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 10 min drive

About this property

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Along with self parking, this hostel has coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, express check-out and tour/ticket assistance. All 17 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and microwaves. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, showers and ironing boards. Bathrooms are shared.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types

Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Self-parking fee: NZD 8 per day

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 are 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

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Hostel

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • Self parking: NZD 8 per day
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • German

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen

More

  • Iron/ironing board

Nearby activities

Activities

  • Theme parks
3.6
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
35
3 - Okay
16
2 - Mediocre
11
1 - Poor
3
3.7
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
3.8
Amenities
3.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

The staff were helpful and friendly,the room was comfortable and had a nice view and the location was convenient

Stayed 5 nights in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 4 nights in Jul. 2019

4/5 Good

A Decent Hostel

Our stay was decent. Sevice was ok but tours needed to be booked with Peterpan Adventure Travel down the street instead of directly through the hostel.

Stayed 3 nights in Apr. 2019

4/5 Good

This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 1 night in Apr. 2019

2/5

While the location is awesome and staff friendly this place was the worst hoatel we stayed at on our trip. Private room with bunk beds was sweltering hot with no AC or windows. Just a small fan that blew the hot air around. The wifi never worked for us. The room had no outlets to charge our phones. Bathrooms were filthy and the showers had no temperature control. Patchy and terrible signa of maintenance arouns the place like half patched holes in walls and moulding glue in showers. Fridge was so full with peoples food we had no room for our small cooler so didnt bother. The beds were so uncomfortable. Parking was free on the street from 5pm to 9am which worked out for us. Glad we only stayed one night.

Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2019

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