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The Backyard Inn

Hotel Class
3.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

3.5 / 5
147 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kuirau Park
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Hospital
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Eat Street
    17 min walk
  • Airport
    Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)
    11 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
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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
4.3/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Easy parking (21 reviews)
  • Walkable (18 reviews)
  • Quiet (15 reviews)

What's nearby

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

Getting around

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

Restaurants

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

About this property

The Backyard Inn

3.5-star hostel near Tamaki Maori Village
Along with a restaurant, this hostel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. 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. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Policies

Check-in

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

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.

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

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

MastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD $7.50 and NZD $22 for adults, and NZD $7.50 and NZD $22 for children (approximately)
  • 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.

Property is also known as

  • Backyard Inn Rotorua
  • Backyard Inn
  • Backyard Rotorua

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: NZD $7.50-$22 for adults and NZD $7.50-$22 for children
  • 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 path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen

More

  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby activities

Activities

  • Indoor pool access
  • Outdoor pool access

Where to eat

  • Bar – Open on select days.
  • Second on-site dining venue – Café. Open daily.
3.5

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
29
4 - Good
51
3 - Okay
39
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
10
3.4
Cleanliness
3.7
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
3.2
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

Clean. Good service. Close to public transport. Lovely room. Nice and warm.

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

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

Good heated swimming pool

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

3/5

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

Room was OK but overpriced for what it was. Restaurant offered good basic food an affordable prices

Stayed 2 nights in Jul. 2019

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Stayed 1 night in Jul. 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Great staff, warm central accommodation with great hot pools. Enjoyed immensely.

Stayed 7 nights in Apr. 2019

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