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Crash Palace

1271 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3210, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience in crash palace hostel and nice surprise after terrible stay in Nomads in Auckland. Highlights: - Clean, well maintained room, shared room and kitchen - comfy dorm bad - great ambiance and artist touch of design - sufficient amount of bathrooms - discounts on some activities in Rotorua ( i.ie white water rafting is cheaper up to 30%... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved our stay at this hostel! The cheap double room price attracted us and we were not let down when we arrived. So many activities suggested to us as well as cheap nights in at the hostel - we were there for movie night, and had free hot chocolate and popcorn! Our double room was really clean and comfortable, despite... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

thanks so much for the kind words sorry you couldn't stay longer. Safe travels to you guys. More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The guy at the front desk was friendly and he recommended plenty of activities for us. My friend and I stayed in a room that had an ensuite bathroom and everything was clean. The location was also good, as it's fairly close to town.

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crash1977, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

thank you for the review we appreciate it. have a great trip safe travels. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff is really nice. Very friendly and, most of all, very helpful. And very funny. They leave you at ease as soon as you step inside the hostel. In the evenings they have poker, wii tournament, pool contests... It is awesome to meet new people, and you can win a free beer! The rooms are very comfortable, good beds... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

music makes the world a better place my brother !! thanks for taking the time to say such good things bless up!! have a massive time in NZ safe travels to you. More

York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

As two 18 year old girls it was such a nice hostel- everyone was really friendly! The dj deck with music playing throughout the day was a great touch and the hot pool was really cool. The free tea, coffee, pasta and rice was an added bonus! Our highlight was definitely the mud tour; the owner of Crash Palace was... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

ahhh me mud tour mates thanks for taking the time to leave a review ladies so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with me. Hope you have a great time in NZ and loads more fun !! safe travels More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I heartily enjoyed my six night stay at Crash Palace. The staff are excellent, especially Jarrad. Chris, the owner, is kind and a great bloke as well as an accomplished tour guide and host. The hospitality is faultless and the emphasis is on providing an environment where everyone is welcomed and included. Chris runs a Mud and Mineral Springs tour... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us cool people like you make what we do fun !! thanks for coming out on the tour with us and supporting what we do in the community with the youth. hope you have a great trip safe travels to you. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We we're so sad to have only stayed one night in Rotorua and will definitely go back there as soon as possible! The Hostel is really nice and the staff is super friendly. They helped us get around and gave us lots of advice. The Charity Project the owner has is great as well. You should do the mud/hot pools... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to leave us a review we appreciate your kind words. it was great meeting you and taking you out for our charity tour we appreciate the support you showed us by doing this. safe travels to you hope you have a great time in our beautiful country. More

Helsingborg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

You should definitely like music if you consider staying here since they are playing a lot of music during the days. This is partly what makes this place unique. They offer free rice and pasta, also they have some sort of activity everyday like: movie night with free popcorn and hot chocolate, pool-contest or free barbecue. Crash Palace has a... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

thank you so much for your kind words. It is our guests that also make this place the place it is. Without you guys taking part in the hostel activities having a laugh with staff and just generally being good people this would just be a place to sleep. thanks again for returning to see us hope you have a... More

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

awesome staff. i booked for 3 night,jarred and kareen make you feel at home! so i stayed more and did the amazing mud tour with chris, the owner, good sharing thank you for all what also good they do the laundry for you, you can enjoy your time, go out for a walk around the lake, ask the reception shame... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

Great people make great places !! thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for being you and having a laugh with us. I am super stoked Jarrid and Karine are looking after our guests and making them feel at home as a owner it is all we can ask for. hope you have a great trip... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Thought this place was pretty cool. Was good reasonable price. The room was clean and bed was tidy. Bathrooms were good and clean too. was a good place to meet people and they put on a weekly free bbq which we thought was pretty cool. The owner was a pretty cool guy too and we had a beer with him... More

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this review

thanks for choosing to stay with us guys we appreciate it. It was nice to meet you and have a beer i hope you guys have a great trip around NZ safe travels to you More

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Address: 1271 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3210, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 52 Specialty lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crash Palace provides Quality accommodation for backpackers, Groups and budget travelers. The 1930,s character building has deep funky colors throughout. New Zealand art fills almost every space and fresh New Zealand music sets the atmosphere for an enjoyable stay. Crash is conveniently located opposite the Millennium Hotel and within 5 mins walking distance of the Main Street, Isite (bus stop), Government gardens, Blue baths, Polynesian spa, and Pac N save supermarket. With high-speed Wi-Fi Internet, Lockers, 2 Kitchens and dining areas, BBQ, Outdoor Courtyard, Spa Pool, Thermal heating, and friendly service. It's the perfect place to chill and unwind a little from your travels. We offer a range of free services, Pasta and rice tea & coffee a selection of herbs and spices. Also a Free Spaghetti bolignaise on Fridays in summer and pancakes for breakfast Sunday. The hostel is located within walking distance of Pac N save supermarket, Government Gardens, Blue Baths, Museum, Polynesian Spa Pools, Kuirau Thermal Park. You are right in the city close to Rotorua's pubs, bars and markets.Look foward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crash Palace provides Quality accommodation for backpackers, Groups and budget travelers. The 1930,s character building has deep funky colors throughout. New Zealand art fills almost every space and fresh New Zealand music sets the atmosphere for an enjoyable stay. Crash is conveniently located opposite the Millennium Hotel and within 5 mins walking distance of the Main Street, Isite (bus stop), Government gardens, Blue baths, Polynesian spa, and Pac N save supermarket. With high-speed Wi-Fi Internet, Lockers, 2 Kitchens and dining areas, BBQ, Outdoor Courtyard, Spa Pool, Thermal heating, and friendly service. It's the perfect place to chill and unwind a little from your travels. We offer a range of free services, Pasta and rice tea & coffee a selection of herbs and spices. Also a Free Spaghetti bolignaise on Fridays in summer and pancakes for breakfast Sunday. The hostel is located within walking distance of Pac N save supermarket, Government Gardens, Blue Baths, Museum, Polynesian Spa Pools, Kuirau Thermal Park. You are right in the city close to Rotorua's pubs, bars and markets.Look foward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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