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Top Rated Hostels in Rotorua, New Zealand

Funky Green Voyager 100%

1. Funky Green Voyager

Hostel
4 Union St.

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 95%

Location 95%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 100%

4 out of 4 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Funky Green Voyager

23 Mar 2017 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

Super homely feel

would recommend this property

05 Feb 2017 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

Loved the room. The staff was very helpful and gave lots of suggestions for tours. The hostel also had a full kitchen with pots and pans for people to use. Less than 5 min walk to a grocery store and around 15min walk to Eat Street with lots of great restaurants. It is a great place!

would recommend this property

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YHA Rotorua 91%

2. YHA Rotorua

Hostel
1278 Haupapa Street

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 88%

Location 93%

Safety 93%

Staff 97%

Value 92%

63 out of 64 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend YHA Rotorua

24 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

i like this the best because the kitchen almost has everything we need for preparing meals. They are clean and are usable. Perfect!

would recommend this property

20 Dec 2015 91%
Travel Type: Alone

Very clean, very friendly staff, free wifi (but only available at the kitchen & lounge)

would recommend this property

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Crash Palace 91%

3. Crash Palace

Hostel
1271 Hinemaru Street

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 94%

Safety 90%

Staff 90%

Value 91%

56 out of 61 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Crash Palace

28 Jan 2017 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 25-30

Very clean, good location, friendly staff.

would recommend this property

21 Jul 2016 94%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Everyday lovely activities.

would recommend this property

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Spa Lodge Backpackers 91%

4. Spa Lodge Backpackers

Hostel
1221 Amohau Street, Rotorua

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 86%

Location 96%

Safety 87%

Staff 95%

Value 93%

66 out of 69 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Spa Lodge Backpackers

09 Jan 2017 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 41+

All the staff were welcoming, cheerful and very helpful. The hostel was well run and as a result guests treated the place and other guests with respect . Very friendly atmosphere.

would recommend this property

19 Dec 2016 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

Private rooms are a good size, sufficient number of showers and toilets and 2 kitchens.

would recommend this property

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Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ 90%

5. Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ

Hostel
1140 Hinemoa street, Downtown rotorua

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 85%

Location 94%

Safety 92%

Staff 92%

Value 90%

48 out of 51 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ

06 Dec 2016 83%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

Huge kitchen, pretty standard apart from that - clean & well maintained.

would recommend this property

20 Aug 2016 94%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 18-24

It was a cool space, very clean and seemed very safe. The WiFi was fast and the location very central to Rotorua. No complaints!

would recommend this property

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Rotorua Planet Backpackers 88%

6. Rotorua Planet Backpackers

Hostel
1080 Eruera Street, PO Box 2099

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 85%

Location 94%

Safety 86%

Staff 95%

Value 90%

12 out of 18 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Rotorua Planet Backpackers

06 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

great place, nice, clean and most importantly a very friendly and helpful stuff. Kerry made me feel welcome, drove me around, showed me the key sightseeing and looked after me very well!

would recommend this property

13 Oct 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Relaxation / spa

Very friendly and kind landlord. Clean and hospital. Good facilities. Really convenient to shops and hot pools. Excellent budget stay.

would recommend this property

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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers 84%

7. Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Hostel
1193 Fenton St

Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 78%

Location 94%

Safety 87%

Staff 89%

Value 81%

18 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

13 Oct 2016 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

This hostel had a great family atmosphere and the hostess was amazing. They hold a free barbecue weekly during the summer.

would recommend this property

28 Jul 2016 89%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

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would recommend this property

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The Backyard Inn 80%

8. The Backyard Inn

Hostel
60 Tarewa Road

Atmosphere 72%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 84%

Location 84%

Safety 84%

Staff 80%

Value 80%

5 out of 6 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Backyard Inn

09 Jan 2016 71%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Mucha gente, buena ubicacion, llegamos tarde y nos atendieron muy bien.

28 Nov 2015 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Good suff and accomodation

would recommend this property

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Base Rotorua 79%

9. Base Rotorua

Hostel
1286 Arawa St

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 79%

Location 84%

Safety 79%

Staff 78%

Value 77%

17 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Base Rotorua

16 Nov 2016 51%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

Staff were the only highlight here.

13 Feb 2015 89%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Really big private rooms

would recommend this property

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