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The Backyard Inn Hostel

60 Tarewa Road, Rotorua, New Zealand

Your Backyard Inn hosts; The McLeay Family, have been passionate about delivering warm service to Rotorua visitors since the day it they put out the welcome mat in 1986. Conveniently set in four acres of green park-like grounds in Rotorua’s wondrous backyard, we’re flanked by awesome sporting and recreational amenities, including The Rotorua Aquatic Centre and Kuirau geothermal park. Read more

80% Overall Rating 5 out of 6 customers would recommend this property based on 6 reviews

Atmosphere 72%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 84%

Location 84%

Safety 84%

Staff 80%

Value 80%

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Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rotorua?

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Your Backyard Inn hosts; The McLeay Family, have been passionate about delivering warm service to Rotorua visitors since the day it they put out the welcome mat in 1986. Conveniently set in four acres of green park-like grounds in Rotorua’s wondrous backyard, we’re flanked by awesome sporting and recreational amenities, including The Rotorua Aquatic Centre and Kuirau geothermal park. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 5 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 5 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Deluxe Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Superior 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Superior Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Superior Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

About The Backyard Inn

The Backyard Inn is an eclectic mix of dorm, camping and chalet-style accommodation. Its unique design makes it an ideal facility for large groups. Hence it’s a popular base for sports, school and tour groups. With Wi-fi, meeting facilities and a travel centre it’s also a great choice for a conference with heart!

At The Backyard Inn, families can relax in a kid-friendly, safe environment. Travelers can enjoy their own spaces in great value dorm options or camping sites. Guests may indulge in the thermal pool after a day of adventure. Enjoy great ‘real espresso’ in the Cocoon Café & Eatery and drinks and further meal options in the bar/restaurant. Or self-cater in a large, well-appointed communal kitchen.

At the Backyard Inn it’s our mission to make it easy for people to stay and play - happy!

Accommodation Information

Accommodation: QUALITY AND VALUE is what we stand for. The Backyard Inn has a selection of accommodation options to suit groups, free independent travelers or families. We can host up to 246 people, but as we are set on 4 acres there is plenty of room for everyone to play.

THE LODGE
- A thermally heated backpackers retreat for the discerning budget traveller.
- There are 64 lodge rooms all with individual access. Bathrooms, toilets and showers are centralised for convenience.
- A range of configurations to suit any group size from two to five people

THE CHALETS
- Chalets are private rooms. Each has its own bathroom, shower and toilet and is thermally heated for comfort.
- There are 29 chalets available in a range of configurations to suit individuals, groups or families. Double, twin, triple or quad.
- Linen and towels are provided. Jugs and other home conveniences are available too.

TENT AND CAMPER
- Tucked away amongst the trees is a peaceful campsite
- Featuring tent sites for 2-3 person tents and powered sites available for camper vans
- Campers are welcome to use all the facilities The Backyard Inn has to offer

GROUPS
- We can cater for groups of all ages, sizes and nationalities
- It pays to talk to us about the experience you’d like us to tailor to and the mixture of accommodation which will work best.

Location Information

Located on the edge of Geothermal Kuirau Park we really have the perfect spot.
Adjacent to the Rotorua Aquatic Centre and just a 5 minute stroll into town.

All the tourism operators pickup from our front door so if you are going on an adventure of having a hangi and Maori culture experience they will come and collect you.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.