YHA Rotorua

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
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Overview of YHA Rotorua

YHA Rotorua

5.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1278 Haupapa Street, 1278, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region, 3010

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPolynesian Spa14 min walk
  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)14 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Rotoiti18 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Tarawera27 min drive

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About this area


YHA Rotorua is located in Rotorua. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kuirau Park and Government Gardens, while Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre and Tamaki Maori Village are cultural highlights. Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are also worth visiting. Explore all the area has to offer with ziplining, hiking/biking trails and skydiving.

What's nearby

  • Rotorua Night Market - 5 min walk
  • Eat Street - 6 min walk
  • Polynesian Spa - 14 min walk
  • Lake Rotoiti - 18 min drive
  • Lake Tarawera - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 14 min drive


  • Pig and Whistle - 4 min walk
  • Hennessys Irish Bar - 4 min walk
  • Artisan Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways - 5 min walk
  • Fat Dog Café & Bar - 6 min walk

About this property

YHA Rotorua

5-star luxury hostel near Polynesian Spa
Along with WiFi in public areas, this hostel has laundry facilities and a computer station. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff and a garden are on-site. All 99 rooms offer safes, showers and free toiletries.
YHA Rotorua offers 99 accommodations with a safe. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. 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 some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

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
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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
This property accepts major 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

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Rotorua Backpacker
Rotorua YHA
YHA Backpacker Hostel Rotorua
YHA Rotorua
YHA Rotorua Backpacker
YHA Rotorua Hostel
YHA Rotorua Hotel
YHA Rotorua Hostel
YHA Rotorua Rotorua
YHA Rotorua Hotel Rotorua

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 106 out of 254 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 108 out of 254 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 28 out of 254 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 254 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 254 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean kitchen & easy to use
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent amenities.. just one thing. Would be nice to have a chair in the double room. They're big enough....just disappointed that guests don't respect the place and do their dishes or clean up properly after themselves etc..we will be back though for sure.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with partner
Great for people without children. We booked via Expedia however we were booked into a room that was not safe for our baby the staff at the accommodation were amazing and sorted much faster then the 5 hour wait on the phone for Expedia.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021