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Crash Palace

Hostel | 1271 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, New Zealand 3010

90.6% Overall Rating

149 out of 170 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/05/2015)

Maria Blomkvist thinks…

"Clean, close to supermarket, i-site and spa. Really good kitchen with hearbs and free pasta/rice in reception. Free , good wifi."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hot tub / jacuzzi
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.61
  • Towel USD 3.26

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Reception Hours 7.30am to 9pm

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rotorua?

Contact us directly

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Welcome to Crash Palace a Community Based Hostel in Rotorua supporting local community projects like help for the Homeless, Koha shed & Love Soup. We also run Crash Palace Creative arts and student exchange trust Our own charity promoting local creative youth projects and travel in our area. The owners want you to feel the love they have there passions art and music. Staying with us you support our Family and our wider community here in Rotorua. New Zealand's best value hostel Crash Palace provides budget accommodation for backpackers, groups and budget travelers.

With high-speed WiFi Internet, lockers, 2 Kitchens and dining areas, BBQ, outdoor courtyard, spa pool, thermal heating, and friendly service, it's the perfect place to chill and unwind from your travels.

If you have allergies please note that we've got two friendly dogs and a cat. all online bookings incur 2% booking fee. Read more

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About Crash Palace

Tripadvisor Excellence award winner 2014

Consistently rated as one of the top hostels in New Zealand The 1930's character building has deep funky colors throughout, New Zealand art fills almost every space, and fresh New Zealand music sets the atmosphere for an enjoyable stay. Geothermal heating ensures free heat and hot showers all winter.

Why stay with us? We offer a range of free services, including pasta & rice, tea & coffee and a selection of herbs and spices. You can also get a free spaghetti bolgnaise on Fridays and pancakes for breakfast on Sundays!

City wide Activity shuttle and Charity mud tour available (donation to our charity supporting at risk youth in our community).

What goes on: all winter Monday is Poker night, Tuesday is WiFi Olympics, Thursday is our movie night with free hot choc and popcorn. Every Friday we have free , while Saturdays are for our free pool comp and famous pub crawl and Sunday is free pancakes for breakfast!

Enjoy a beer or wine in our large sunny outdoor courtyard. Our rooms have windows, heaters and extra blankets provided on request. There's also a couple of free bikes and washing and drying service available for just $10. Want to watch the match? We have got live football! You can even request games.

Our staff can share information on our local culture and great spots to visit for free in Rotorua. They can assist you in booking any of Rotorua's many attractions and activities at discounted prices.

Accommodation Information

Stay in clean, fresh, secure, quiet rooms all with geothermal heating & windows.
Single rooms
Double rooms
Twin Rooms
4 bed female dorms
4 bed 6 bed 8 bed and 10 bed mixed dorms
Ensuite & Family rooms

Location Information

Conveniently located right in the city close to Rotorua's pubs, bars and markets. We are opposite the Millennium Hotel and within 5 mins walking distance off the Main Street, Isite (bus stop), Government gardens, Blue Baths, Polynesian Spa, and a Pac N Save supermarket

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