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Four Canoes Hostel and Bar

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273 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Four Canoes Hostel and Bar
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Ranked #41 of 96 Hotels in Rotorua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful staff, he helped us plan the tour and show us around Rotorua on the map. Nice and clean room (double room with private bathroom) good for this price. There are only 2 towels, heater and lamp in the room only. And you can use wifi only in the lobby area can't use in the room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very affordable, super clean rooms, large kitchen WITH DISHES and free unlimited wifi! The advantage of staying at the Four Canoes is the helpfulness of the staff. After a brief 10 minute conversation we had a detailed 2 day itinerary of what to see and do in Rotorua, complete with massive discounts!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff but... rooms are not entirely clean, kitchen facilities were appealing (no soap, no towels for drying, broken cookware, overflowing fridges), and the place lacked atmosphere (no activities and bar closed). Disappointing stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stopped in Rotorua for two nights, and after a week of hostel jumping the staff at Four Canoes were so welcoming and lovely, going above and beyond to help us book and plan excursions. Happy to spend the time to help out, whatever the query. Wish I'd brought a bikini and could have enjoyed the thermal pools!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had a lovely catch to Management about the history of Chainsaw Sculpture at the entrance/ Front doors of Four Canoes. how long it had been there for app -1997 and still looks like the day it was Carved.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

After reading so many positive reviews we decided to head to Four Canoes to stay the night. I rang them up and got a very kind young man on the line who I later met at reception. This young Indian gentleman was more than welcoming and the only good thing we experienced. Reception is fine and presume that the dorm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This hostel definitely had very friendly and helpful staff. Having a bar onsite was handy when the weather wasn't the best. Comfortable beds and all very clean and tidy. Pretty convenient location as well - good value of course, I would recommend to friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A brilliant hostel. We made use of the movie room and watched a few DVD's on a rainy day. The facility's are good. The beds are super comfy and there is plenty of room in the dorms. The staff are all great. Definitely reccomend !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed here as a big touch group. There may have been about 5 touch teams consisting of 14 players max and coaches and managers. They gave us beautiful dinners every night, wonderful healthy kai for breakfast and an even awesomer packed lunch as we were away all day. It was also a great price for what needed. The pools... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stay there on February just for one night, the staff was so good and helpful, all the facilities were tidy and clean, such a good place to stay if you are backpacker, just try to keep ready the pool at 8:00am.

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