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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Hostel | 1193 fenton st, Rotorua, New Zealand 3010

86.0% Overall Rating

9 out of 9 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/02/2015)

Amanda Wood thinks…

"Great location next to the information centre & easy walking distance to the gardens, thermal park and everything you need."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 6.84

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rotorua?

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Fully equipped hostel featuring single, double & twin rooms, 6 bed and 10 bed dorms; all with comfortable beds. We have excellent facilities including a BBQ in our courtyard, lockers, luggage storage, laundry, free activity bookings and awesome deals. We also have free coffee & tea and rice & pasta for every night you stay! We have great rates on ‘Stay & Play Combos’, which includes whitewater rafting and a dorm or double room; just ask our friendly & helpful staff at reception! Read more

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About Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Our property has recently been refurbished and was re-opened in December 2012
We have brand new beds, bunks and bedding
Free WIFI & Computers
Outside courtyard area with BBQ
Free tea & coffee, pasta & rice
Large range of movies
Discount vouchers available for local activities

Accommodation Information

Common Room
Free City Maps
Hot Showers
Internet Access
Jobs Board
Key Card Access
Laundry Facilities
Linen Included
Luggage Storage
Outdoor Terrace
Safe Deposit Box (Front Desk)
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Tours/Travel Desk
Towels for Hire
Washing Machine
Movie Library

Location Information

We are located at;
1193 Fenton Street

Just next to the Rotorua I-Site and the main bus terminals.

As we are central, many of Rotorua’s world famous activities and landmarks are within walking distance. Five to ten minute walk to Lake Rotorua, Government Gardens, Museum and the Polynesian Spa. But if bubbling mud is what you are after Kuirau Park is an 8 minute walk.
Local supermarkets, McDonalds, shopping centre, bars & restaurants are all a short walk away, including the world famous Lava Bar (Rotoruas #1 Party Bar!).

Just around the corner is Rotorua’s 'Thursday Night Market', where you can enjoy local musicians, arts and crafts and also international cuisine including New Zealand's very own Hangi!

Many of the local attractions have a pickup service from our front door. Alternatively, Rotorua City-Ride bus stop is just around the corner and it can take you anywhere in Rotorua that isn't within walking distance for less than $3.

If it is a historical, thermal, cultural or adrenaline experience you want then Rotorua is the place to do it, and Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is the place to book it!

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