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Spa Lodge Backpackers

1221 Amohau Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Rotorua
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Franksy76 Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice little hostel in centre of Rotorua. Great location, friendly staff, nice atmosphere in the hostel too. Nice courtyard to sit out in. Near to all central attractions, 10 min walk from Polynesian Spa, across from Pak N Save and McDonalds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Backpacker very welcoming and pleasant (surprising for the number of persons). Two kitchens and enough showers. The owner gave us 2GB pp/day for the wifi (great!). There are several tables outdoor. We had 10% off for two attractions of the region. Perfect ferm double bed. Staff friendly. The only negative point : the place is little bit old-fashioned ; could... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a great hostel! Friendly staff, good facilities, cute courtyard! The spa is delightful, and the building looks great - lots of murals and a funky design! Highly recommended! There are tonnes of really cool stuff to do in Rotorua, and the staff know which direction to point you in! Thanks for the great time, Spa Lodge!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights in a private room and had a lovely experience! Mario at reception was super nice and helped us make plans for our stay in Rotorua. The thermal spa is great (although extremely hot!) and it's a nice way to relax and experience your first night in Rotorua, which is known for natural hot springs. Our... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good facilities and very clean! Location is good, just a few minutes walk to the shops and bars. The lake is only a short 10 minute walk away too. They have a free thermal spa and the place feels very social and friendly.

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Westport, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I was working for accomodation in the Spa Lodge and I loved every minute of it! The managers of the hostel take good care of it and you can feel that they care about their backpackers. Tea, coffee and spices were always refilled and the hot spa pool was of course incredible. For a hostel it had a high standard... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We were recommended Spa Lodge by some other backpackers but I am not really sure why.. There appear to be nicer hostels in Rotorua. The location is good, 15 minute walk from the i-site and thermal park. 5 minutes from Supermarket. The actual hostel is a bit grotty to be honest. The kitchens are small and felt extremely cramped. Our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Close to the town and opposite supermarkets, very convenient. Our room was clean and tidy, not cluttered like some dorms. Kitchen always clean, as were bathrooms. Wide choice of DVDs. Very helpful staff. Lots of character, good atmosphere. Rooms a bit hot.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This backpackers is a little bit shabby now but it is clean, well run and comfortable with excellent heating on the cold wet October night we were there in a twin room. The rambling collection of rooms around the courtyard is full of character and has a pleasant garden setting. For a quiet stay in a smaller pleasant hostel, this... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This hostel is a little bit on the run down side but it does have a lot of character. The kitchen was reasonable, it was quiet and quite clean. I am only giving it an average score because I have been giving excellent and very good to hostels that are a lot nicer than this one and I feel that... More 

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Address: 1221 Amohau Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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