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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

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

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Kitchen
Parking Available
Laundry
Housekeeping
24/7 Front Desk

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationSir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre1 min walk
Popular LocationRotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre1 min walk
Popular LocationTamaki Maori Village3 min walk
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)10 min drive

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  • Double Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 8 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More details4 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Twin Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 5 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsTwin Room
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More details6 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 12 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More details12 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More details8 Bed Mixed Dorm

About this area

Rotorua

Located in Rotorua, Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is in the city centre and on a lake. Polynesian Spa is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti. Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 1 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 1 min walk
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 3 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 3 min walk
  • Blue Baths - 7 min walk

Getting around

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

About this property

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Lakefront Rotorua hostel in Fenton Street, walk to Polynesian Spa
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 provide complimentary wireless Internet access, full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves. Ceiling fans, showers and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find. Bathrooms are shared.
Rotorua Downtown Backpackers offers 17 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens and an iron/ironing board. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Rotorua hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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 parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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 access

More

  • Iron/ironing board

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 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.

  • 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 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

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

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

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Hostel

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Rotorua Downtown Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rotorua Downtown Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers?
Self-parking is available for NZD 8 per day. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Rotorua Downtown Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this property located?
Located in Fenton Street, this hostel is steps away from Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre and Tamaki Maori Village. Rotorua Night Market is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

3.7
5 - Excellent
20
4 - Good
45
3 - Okay
17
2 - Mediocre
11
1 - Poor
4
3.7
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
3.4
Amenities
3.6
Property condition

4/5 Good

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

Clean place and friendly staff. Good location right in town.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Value

It was overall a very nice place for the money. I think the showers and bedding were clean and overall the place was maintained well, with little noise at night.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

1/5

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

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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

Very value for money, with clean sheets and a clean bathroom. Hostel was super popular but everyone was quiet and polite, even while using the shared kitchen, things were left clean and tidy.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Smack in the city

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019