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

Guest reviews

3.7 out of 5 Good
99 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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Explore the area

Popular LocationTamaki Maori Village3 min walk
Popular LocationEat Street7 min walk
Popular LocationPolynesian Spa7 min walk
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)10 min drive

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  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 8 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details10 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 12 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details8 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details6 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Double Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Twin Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 5 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsTwin Room
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

About this area

Rotorua

Located in Rotorua, Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is in the city centre and on a lake. Skyline Rotorua is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti. Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and Agroventures are also worth visiting.
Visit our Rotorua travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tamaki Maori Village - 3 min walk
  • Eat Street - 7 min walk
  • Polynesian Spa - 7 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 8 min walk
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 8 min walk

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Che Chorizo - 3 min walk
  • Hennessys Irish Bar - 3 min walk
  • Sabroso - 3 min walk
  • Fat Dog Café & Bar - 4 min walk
  • Artisan Cafe - 4 min walk

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

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
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

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
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

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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 Rotorua Downtown Backpackers 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 Rotorua Downtown Backpackers?
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 Rotorua Downtown Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Rotorua Downtown Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Rotorua Downtown Backpackers 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.
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3.7/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.4/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Great stay
Nice and helpful staff Warm and clean room :)
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

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Clean place and friendly staff. Good location right in town.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

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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

5/5 Excellent

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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

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Smack in the city
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

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