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Outdoor pool
Terrace/patio
WiFi, linens
WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

3.5 out of 5 Good
165 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Parking included
Restaurant
Kitchen
Breakfast Available
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationKuirau Park6 min walk
Popular LocationRotorua Hospital14 min walk
Popular LocationEat Street17 min walk
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)11 min drive

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About this area

Rotorua

The Backyard Inn is located in Rotorua. Skyline Rotorua is a popular attraction 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.
Visit our Rotorua travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kuirau Park - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua Hospital - 14 min walk
  • Eat Street - 17 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 18 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bar — 1 min walk

About this property

The Backyard Inn

3.5-star hostel near Polynesian Spa
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this hostel. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, WiFi in public areas and conference space. All 98 rooms offer wireless Internet access (surcharge).
The Backyard Inn offers 98 forms of accommodation. This Rotorua hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 5 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 5 per 24-hour period)
  • In-room WiFi has a 1-device limit
  • WiFi in public areas has a 1-device limit

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–noon
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

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.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Connecting rooms available

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 7:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 1 June 2020 to 31 March 2021 (dates subject to change).

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 per 24-hour period (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 5 per 24-hour period (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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, debit card or cash deposit 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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus.

Property is also known as

Backyard Inn Rotorua
Backyard Inn
Backyard Rotorua
The Backyard Inn Rotorua
The Backyard Inn Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Backyard Inn Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rotorua

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Backyard Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Backyard Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Backyard Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does The Backyard Inn have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is The Backyard Inn pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Backyard Inn?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Backyard Inn?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 7:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Backyard Inn?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The Backyard Inn located?
Situated in Rotorua, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kuirau Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Polynesian Spa and Skyline Rotorua. Lake Rotorua is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
3.5
Good
165 reviews
5 - Excellent
33
4 - Good
56
3 - Okay
46
2 - Poor
20
1 - Terrible
10

3.4/5

Cleanliness

3.7/5

Staff & service

3.5/5

Amenities

3.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff where nice but the actual place was quit dirty and lots of un friendly people that seem to actually live on site...
Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It was just very average, provided coffee and tea however no milk or fridge, very small rooms Lovely staff
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Ideal for backpackers but not couples
For backpacker or group of friends this is the perfect accommodatio. BBut for couple it's a bit too root :)
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

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