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Reviews of Base Rotorua Rotorua Hostel

1286 Arawa St, Rotorua, New Zealand

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 79%

Location 84%

Safety 79%

Staff 78%

Value 77%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bar APM-96
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 79%

Location 84%

Safety 79%

Staff 78%

Value 77%

Showing 1-10 of 18 reviews

51% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Staff were the only highlight here.

Disliked: Extreme Lack of kitchen facilities. Not enough pans, utensils or storage space. The cookers were terrible and not enough space to prepare food. Rooms were incredibly cold at night which affected sleep. Usual noise issues with base coming from lava bar.

89% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Really big private rooms

Disliked: cleanliness of the toilets in the private rooms

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Best base I have stayed in and the hot pool is amazing and very good that's it's free

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Free upgrade was awesome, spacious rooms, nice pool.

Disliked: No oven.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: On arrival we were upgraded from a 10 bed dorm to a private room at no extra cost to us, the room was amazing with a double bed, television and kettle! The staff could not have been friendlier and I would highly recommend this hostel to everyone!There is also a hot pool which we swam in for hours as it was so warm! Excellent hostel!!!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff was amazing, so helpful and kind. The location was really good, close to town and everything that Rotorua had to offer! I would definitely stay there again if I ever come back :)

Disliked: It was quite noisy due to the nightclub right next to the hostel, but if you like to party it won't bother you

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: awesome hostel, central location and no bunk beds!

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly fun entertainment

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Close to town center.

Disliked: Upon arrival the cleaners were on their balcony smoking and drinking, giving a bad first impression. The reception area and downstairs facilities constantly stunk of poo due to there being a single, non-ventilated, but frequently used, toilet there. The kitchen was tiny for the size of the hotel with very limited fridge space. Few pots, pans or ovens. We encountered cockroaches here. There is a bar/nightclub attached to the hostel which means there is no choice of an early night. Our room was also illuminated by a floodlight, which was positioned over the carpark as a security measure.

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: No bunk beds! Very good value for money. En suite bathrooms are clean with excellent shower. Good size kitchen, although I can see how fridge space may be an issue during busy times. Nice staff, location is good - very close to a geothermal park and about a five min walk to the centre.

Disliked: Nightmare to talk to reception when the big party buses arrive as everyone crams in reception area.

Customer would recommend this property

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