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Overview of The Backyard Inn

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3.5 / 5Good
159 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

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What's nearby

AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)11 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

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    1 Bed in 4 Bed Male Dorm

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  • Double Lodge

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  • 4 Bed Chalet Ensuite

    4 Bed Chalet Ensuite

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  • Triple Chalet Ensuite (3 Single beds)

    Triple Chalet Ensuite (3 Single beds)

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  • 1 Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

    1 Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

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  • Twin Lodge

    Twin Lodge

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  • 1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dorm

    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dorm

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  • Twin Chalet

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    Double Chalet Ensuite

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  • 5 Bed Female Dorm

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  • 5 Bed Male Dorm

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  • 5 Bed Mixed Dorm

    5 Bed Mixed Dorm

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  • Single Lodge Room

    Single Lodge Room

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  • Triple Chalet Ensuite (1 Double and 1 Single beds)

    Triple Chalet Ensuite (1 Double and 1 Single beds)

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About this area

Rotorua

The Backyard Inn is located in Rotorua. Polynesian Spa is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotoiti and Lake Tarawera. 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
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

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

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Bar – Open on selected days.
  • Second on-site dining venue – Open daily.

About this property

The Backyard Inn

3.5-star hostel near Tamaki Maori Village
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.

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

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Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

Linens

Food and drink

Shared kitchen

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Connecting rooms available

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 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. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

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

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.

  • 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 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.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

  • Backyard Inn Rotorua
  • Backyard Inn
  • Backyard Rotorua
All reviews

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
33
4 - Good
55
3 - Okay
41
2 - Mediocre
20
1 - Poor
10
3.4
Cleanliness
3.7
Service and Staff
3.8
Amenities
3.2
Property condition

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Jan. 2020

2/5

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

    4/5 Good

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

    For the price point, this did the trick. Friendly people, great pool. Clean facilities! Thanks for having us

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019