Overview of YHA Rotorua - Hostel

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

YHA Rotorua - Hostel

5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRotorua Night Market5 min walk
    Popular LocationEat Street7 min walk
    Popular LocationKuirau Park7 min walk
    AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)15 min drive

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Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Twin Private

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Family Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

4 Bed Female Dormitory

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Single Private

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Private)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Double Room, Ensuite

4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

6 Bed Mixed Dormitory

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

4 Bed Mixed Dormitory

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Triple Private

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Single Ensuite Private

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Twin Room, Ensuite

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area


YHA Rotorua - Hostel 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 happening at Racing Rotorua or Rotorua International Stadium. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like ziplining, skydiving and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rotorua Night Market - 5 min walk
  • Eat Street - 7 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 7 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 15 min drive


  • Sabroso - 4 min walk
  • Capizzi - 5 min walk
  • Hennessys Irish Bar - 5 min walk
  • Abracadabra Café - 5 min walk
  • Artisan Cafe - 5 min walk
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About this property

YHA Rotorua - Hostel

5-star eco-friendly hostel near Polynesian Spa
Along with laundry facilities, this hostel has a computer station and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, multilingual staff, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 99 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, safes and free toiletries.
YHA Rotorua - Hostel offers 99 forms of accommodation with a safe and free toiletries. This Rotorua hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on request and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–noon: NZD 7.50-11.50 for adults and NZD 7.50-11.50 for children

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 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


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 7.50 and NZD 11.50 for adults, and NZD 7.50 and NZD 11.50 for children (approximately)

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
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not served at this property

National rating

This Backpacker property has been rated 5 stars.

Property is also known as

Rotorua Backpacker
Rotorua YHA
YHA Backpacker Hostel Rotorua
YHA Rotorua
YHA Rotorua Backpacker
YHA Rotorua Hostel
YHA Rotorua - Hostel Rotorua
YHA Rotorua - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Rotorua - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rotorua

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at YHA Rotorua - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, YHA Rotorua - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to YHA Rotorua - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
As of 22 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Rotorua - Hostel on 23 Jan 2021 start from NZ$76, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is YHA Rotorua - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is YHA Rotorua - Hostel located?
Situated in Rotorua, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Rotorua Night Market and Polynesian Spa. Lake Rotorua and Skyline Rotorua are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 105 out of 249 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 107 out of 249 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 26 out of 249 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 249 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 249 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities
The location is very good very near every tourist spot around the city center. The room is ok enough for a short stay for 2 people but the shower head is old and needs a new one so showering is much better (its holes are so small) aside from that everything is ok and we enjoyed our stay as it's not crowded and no neighbors pretty much us for the whole area of family units with ensuite. The staffs are helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice stay, big common kitchen and plenty of car parks
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very convenient position and parking. Obliging staff. User friendly.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect for what we needed, clean and tidy and staff friendly
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Exactly what I was looking for.... a comfortable, affordable bed for a one night quick visit to Rotorua. Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

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